1964 Amphicar Convertible

When you restore one of these, you want to make sure you have found all the holes in the body.

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There are better cars, and there are better boats, but there is no better way to draw a crowd than with an Amphicar.

Designed by Hans Trippel and built in Germany, the Amphicar was a recreational vehicle aimed squarely at the American leisure market. It was a concept devoid of utility. unless its owner lived on an island in an extremely calm lake. But the cars were undeniably fun and brought a swarm of onlookers each time they splashed into the water.

This highly original, impressively equipped, and seaworthy Amphicar delivers more smiles-per-dollar than any other car offered in Arizona this weekend. Even among the contenders, which of them can be driven into Lake Meade for a Sunday fishing trip?