[ROVERNET - UK] Amphicar (non-Rover)
Merle K. Peirce
at258 at osfn.org
Tue Oct 26 01:07:55 BST 2004
AS I recall, they used Triumph engines. There was an Amphicar restoration
specialist in Lynn, MA a few years back.
On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, James Dean wrote:
> I am in Ft Lauderdale, and saw an Amphicar that was carried on a yacht, at
> a shop for minor paint. There IS a Rover connection. This one had nice
> original bumpers, but usually they are rusted or missing. Rover 2000
> bumpers will fit. James Dean, Ft. Lauderdale
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Elliott" <relliott44 at yahoo.com>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 12:40 PM
> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Amphicar (non-Rover)
> > Hi 'Netters,
> > I saw a pristine-looking Amphicar going by our police
> > station here in Rowlett, Texas the other day. The
> > aqua-colored car ("Fjord Green" apparently) was headed
> > generally towards the nearby lake. I only had a quick
> > glance as it was travelling the opposite way and was
> > being driven in a brisk fashion.
> > After checking the Web for information about these
> > amphibious vehicles, I was intrigued to find that they
> > were German-made of various content (I thought it was
> > strictly British) and mostly were sold in the U.S. I
> > had seen one previously about 15 years ago and I
> > associated it with the local British car restoration
> > business we have here.
> > As a wee lad, circa 1962, I had witnessed one actually
> > being driven right off an English beach into the
> > water. It was a startling thing to see then as now.
> > Texasly,
> > Richard Elliott
> > 1970 P6B NADA Tobacco Leaf
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M. K. Peirce
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