1964 Amphicar 770
Convertible Car for sale in Newport Beach, California 92660
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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For sale is beautifully restored '64 Amphicar - painted in the original Fjord Green.
This car has only been in LAKE water in the 13yrs I've owned it. NO SALT. ~900 miles since restoration.
The engine is an upgraded 1500cc Spitfire engine that was completely rebuilt - w/ a 'sportier' cam than the stock cam - so it likely has ~90-100hp, vs the 43hp of the original 1147cc engine. It runs VERY strong.
Also, has a 2-Bbl Weber carburetor - 32/36 DGEV (electric choke) w/ orig. Amphicar air filter housing, and aluminum intake manifold. Has a custom-made header, and an electric fuel pump.
It has the later model transmission - with an after-market dipstick - for monitoring transmission oil level as well as any water intrusion.
Ceramic coated items: (for better heat mitigation)
*Custom-made exhaust header
*Aluminum intake manifold
*Original style muffler
The entire interior of the body has been 'LineX' coated - and the exterior of the hull has been undercoated w/ professional-grade under-coating.
It has a see-thru 1/4" plexiglas floor panel - great for seeing all of the cabling, shifters, hoses, etc. in the bottom of the floor.
The interior is marine-grade vinyl that closely matches the body color.
The wheel brake cylinders have been machined and STAINLESS sleeves installed. This alone cost ~$600 plus considerable labor to re-fit.
The car has been modified to be NEGATIVE GROUND. This also includes the correct Amphi clock that has been updated w/ new 'digital' internal works, as well as the wiring modifications necessary for the fuel gauge to work w/ negative ground.
It has a Stainless Steel lower fan shroud (see photo)
All electrical items work as they should.
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Great care and expense has been spent on ensuring that this car is as sea-worthy as it possibly can be - with the Stainless steel lower fan shroud - with the Stainless-sleeved brake cylinders, as well as extensive use of Stainless hardware. And - with the extra horsepower made possible w/ the engine upgrades, there isn't a nicer Amphi available on the market.
Come see it for yourself - located in Costa Mesa, CA - near John Wayne Airport.
For questions, or to schedule a personal inspection of the vehicle, call me at 949) 933-3384. Chris
**There are (4) short video clips posted on YouTube showing the car going in & out of the water. SEARCH: "Almanor Amphicar"
Classic Car ID101085678
Transmission4 Speed Manual
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