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The only person I ever knew to own such a car was a small time drug dealer

The only person I ever knew to own such a car was a small time drug dealer |  HALF WAY HOME PHIL FLOODED THE ENGINE; FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS DRIVE DRUNK | image tagged in strange cars,strange boats,amphicar | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
1,787 views 4 upvotes Made by CousinJohn 6 years ago
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Hi there,
Not sure if you know this or not, but you can ride the original amphibious cars. The ones that Hans Trippel, a German designer, created. The Amphicar Model 770 debuted in 1961. The vehicles were produced in Germany by Quandt Group and available to buy from 1961 to 1968. Production stopped in 1965 with 3,878 produced, of which 3,046 were imported into the U.S.
The only place in the world where you can ride them (unless you own one) is at Disney Springs in Florida: https://britonthemove.com/amphicars/
Also, Mount Dora in Florida has an amphicar festival every year where many owners come and display their cars on the water.
You should check it out if you are into amphibious cars; the history alone is fantastic. Riding one – WOW! Enjoy – Nikki
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My cousin was the one that clued me in on them. He said the first time he heard of them was when he was a wee laddie. Pepsi Cola used on in a commercial about that time. You can see the ad here: https://youtu.be/L0bRwKsKUxw.

Back in the 70s, when he was single, a bunch of his friends went cruising town and met a guy that had a red Amphicar. His friends had never heard of them, but he recognize it because of the boat features. Unfortunately, they couldn't take it to the lake, as it needed new seals.

One piece of trivia: the late president, Lyndon Johnson, owned one and loved to terrify his guests by driving it into a lake on his ranch.
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OMG, that's awesome! I've never seen the ad before. I think I am going to ask it to be added to this: https://britonthemove.com/amphicars/. I did know that Lyndon Johnson owned one and used to freak people out with it... I would love to own one. However I have heard they are challenging to maintain. Specifically, the seals that keep the water out. Thank you for sharing:) Nikki
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No problem. Useless trivia is a family trait.

Yeah, my cousin inferred that they had trouble with the seals. I'd assume they'd need changed about every 5 years or so.
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