Evaluation: Located in Ohio. Restoration finished last year with $64,000 in receipts, represented with just 3 miles since completion, and reportedly hasn’t yet seen the water. A handful of scuffs on the body side trim, one of the headlight bezels, and the A-pillar. Otherwise it’s fresh and gorgeous.
Bottom Line: A mediocre automobile and a worse boat, the Amphicar is nevertheless one of those automotive gimmicks that can easily charm you, and its capabilities are almost unique in the classic car market. That’s why good examples are expensive. Other, better Amphicars have sold for more than this reported high bid, but the bidders here went through a few 2-minute extensions and settled on a reasonable number. It could have gone to a new home at this price.