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It is a known fact that boats are not designed to travel on land, and cars are not very capable in the water. But with the summer approaching and a vast number of cottages available for rent by lakes, it would be ideal to have a combination of the two.
The solution would be an amphibious vehicle, like this 1967 German-built Amphicar 770, which is currently on sale in Lusby, Md.
These vehicles were built between 1960 to 1967, and out of the 4000 vehicles the company produced, 3000 units were sold in the United States. Sadly roughly only 250 of these Amphicar’s survive today, making them a prized collectible item.
Just don’t expect this classic to bring out the speed demon in you; as it only has a 43-hp, four-cylinder engine that turns the propeller in the water and wheels on the road. This model, the 770 was named such because it can travel at about 7-mph in the water and do about 70-mph on the road.
According to the seller, the vehicle has 12,500 original miles and has had service done by East Coast Amphicar of New Jersey to keep it in “good shape.”
At $55,000, it isn’t cheap but then you are getting a two for one deal, and a trailer. That’s a good thing, because these cars had a terrible reputation for reliability.
So forget about buying a supercar this summer, if you really want to attract attention, roll up in the Amphicar.
[Source: duPont Registry]
The final factory-built Aston Martin One-77 is available for sale and is one of five to eight One-77s that made it to the United States. The exotic One-77 only had a total production of just 77 units and could be yours for around $1,850,000.
Strangely enough though, despite it being the last One-77 to be produced, its actually not numbered as the last. Since the first and last vehicles of a numbered, limited run are often the most sought after, they were sold first leaving the actual last vehicle’s number a mystery.
The One-77 in its own rights is the ultimate supercar from the British automaker, packing a 7.3L V12 powerplant with 700-hp mated to a six-speed sequential transmission. It’s also built on a lightweight but strong carbon fiber monocoque. So if you’ve considering getting your hands one one of these collectibles, better act fast. The last one is surely not going to be available for long despite its extravagant price tag.