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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]
Have you ever asked yourself: “Hmm, I wonder what a limo made just for soccer moms would look like?” The wondering is over – cast your eyes on the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limousine.
This beauty (or beast), depending on your perspective, is available for sale in Plaistow, N.H. There are a couple of questions that arise. First: Was there a demand for 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca LTD. limos? Answer: Yes. The ad states that this limo is used… meaning someone actually paid money to be dropped off to their special occasion in it. Second: How many of these Subaru limos were made? We can’t answer that, but if this bad boy peaks your interest you could corner the market on drunken soccer moms that need a special ride for a girl’s night out.
For a mere $75,000, the ugly limousine could be yours. That price includes a DVD entertainment system, a multi disc CD changer, an LCD monitor, rear beverage holders and a bar – everything you need to get the party started in style. If you’re interested (or if you think we made this up and you need proof), head over to Singer Subaru & Used Car Superstore’s website.