Produced from 1961 to 1968, the Amphicar was the worlds first mass-production amphibious car. This German automobile was designed by Hanns Trippel to be marketed and sold in the United States. Compared to most boats and cars, the Amphicars performance was modest at best. Nevertheless, approximately 4,500 examples were produced before the company folded in 1968. Today, the 1963 Amphicar (and other model-years) are prized for being so unique and are a novelty collectible among enthusiasts and classic car collectors alike. Throughout production, little would change from model-year to model-year. Interestingly, however, the Amphicar was titled in the year they were actually sold rather than the year they were produced. An Amphicar assembled in 1963 could be titled in 1965 if that is when it was first sold. If youre thinking about buying a 1963 Amphicar, always ask the seller for any documentation they may have regarding ownership history, maintenance, and restoration as these documents can give you great insight into the life of the particular Amphicar.
If youve been bitten by the waterbug and want to buy a 1963 Amphicar, youve come to the right place to learn more about this unique automobile and its place in todays classic car market. While it is estimated that little more than 3,000 Amphicars were sent to the United States during production, approximately 700 are known to still be in operation today. During your search, youll find everything from Amphicar models in need of restoration and those that are not considered seaworthy to the finest fully restored models. If you think youre ready to tackle a restoration and want to return an Amphicar to the water, it will be important to consider the availability and cost of parts, as well as the overall condition of the Amphicar. Extensive rust, for example, can be quite the project if youre looking to restore an Amphicars seaworthiness. In many cases, Amphicar collectors and owners recommend purchasing the best condition example you can find within your budget, as extensive restoration costs can often outweigh the market value. However, as Amphicar models continue to become more popular and rise in value, it is becoming easier to justify a top-notch restoration. These are just a few of the Buyers Tips for the 1963 Amphicar that The Beverly Hills Car Club has learned over the years.
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