1963 Amphicar Amphibious Car

DWM Schwimmwagen 01 Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    31
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Monegasque title
Chassis No 103895

- Rare amphibious touring model
- Quality complete restoration
- Ready to drive and sail!
- No reserve

"Amphicar - The cruising sports car" claimed the advertising campaign in the early 1960s… Manufactured in Germany, this playful and aquatic-looking automobile is one of the rarest amphibious touring vehicles to date. It was powered by a 1,147cc Triumph engine which was able to reach 125 km/h on the road and 8 knots on water.
This specific example was purchased in the years 2000s by its current owner, an enthusiast and collector of exceptional cars. After cruising it for a few years, he decided to carry out a complete restoration between 2012 and 2014. The bodywork has been completely redone by the book, as evidenced by a documentation published on this occasion. The skai upholstery, the hood, the electrics and the running gear have been restored, while all the mechanics have been checked and repaired. We had the pleasure to experience the smooth operation of this Amphicar both on the road and on water, highlighted in our review in the form of an amusing video taken when the vehicle was driven in the water. A folder of invoices supplements the important file of pictures included with this beautiful, original and ready-to-use example.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1963-amphicar-dwm-schwimmwagen-01-cabriolet-no-reserve-3980-31