A Parisian barge owner readies his craft for ‘la deluge’
July 17th, 2012
Seems like this Parisian barge owner is ready for anything!
The only civilian amphibious passenger vehicles to have been mass produced, Amphicars are rear-engined and powered by a four cylinder British-built Triumph Herald engines that produce 43hp. They were designed by Hanns Trippel and manufactured in Germany. Some 3,878 rolled off the Quandt Group production lines at Lübeck and at Berlin-Borsigwalde in 1961-68. Mainly designed for the US market, they were all convertibles.
This picture came via my friend Jim Parton, author of the bestselling The Bucks Stop Here: Money Talks and Mine said “Goodbye” a hilarious account of what it’s really like to work in the City of London.
And here is a recent Canadian video showing a selection of Amphicars in action at the Fleetwood Country Cruizei-In (stet) in 2009-12:-
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