1962

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Jeffrey Williams

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In 1962 I was 7 years old, thats when I saw my first Amhicar. I wanted one
ever since. In 1993 I found my 1962 Amphicar, in Kenai Alaaka. I am still in
the process of restoring it. It is getting closer all the time.
I hope to have int swimming the Summer of 2003.

I can hardly wait. Jeff Williams



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Marc Schlemmer

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Jeff,
Thanks for introducing yourself, and telling us about your Amphi project.
There are a lot of folks on this email group that will help you out with any
questions you might have....so keep us in mind, and keep us updated!
One more Amphicar in Alaska on the road (and in the water) can't be bad.
Craig's Alaska Swim coming up just might have to become an annual
event.....and then maybe next year you'll be swimming with them! We've just
had two California Swim In - the first in years.....it'll be great to see
some activity in Alaska, too!

You Alaska amphibians keep up the good work!

Marc Schlemmer.
 
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ericm_60707

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Jeff;

What is the VIN number of your '62? I have a white '62 VIN 100116.

Just curious.

Eric


--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Jeffrey Williams" <jeffreyd_7@h...>
wrote:
> In 1962 I was 7 years old, thats when I saw my first Amhicar. I
wanted one
> ever since. In 1993 I found my 1962 Amphicar, in Kenai Alaaka. I am
still in
> the process of restoring it. It is getting closer all the time.
> I hope to have int swimming the Summer of 2003.
>
> I can hardly wait. Jeff Williams
>
>
>
> _________________________________________________________________
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markamsdill@aol.com

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Re: Re: 1962

DEAR ERIC, HELLO, I HAVE A 62 # 100093. ITS BLUE AND IS IN GOOD SHAPE AND
ALOT OF FUN . I SHOULD HAVE GOT ONE YEARS AGO. I GUESS ITS AN EARLY MODEL.
IT HAS NO BLOWEROR TRIM. I HAD A SHIFTING PROBLEM WITH IT AND I JUST FIXED
THAT SO IM READY FOR THE SUMMER. HAVE A GOOD ONE ,MARK AMSDILL DEXTER,MICH.


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Jeffrey Williams

Guest
Re: Re: 1962

Eric

The vin on the registration says 101662 the fellow I bought from said 62 and
I found somewhere on the car 62. Its all stripped down so the original
manufacturers tag is tucked away. Do you know how the VIN mumbers where
assigned ? Thanks Jeff


>From: "ericm_60707" <E_Mattlin@Earthlink.Net>
>Reply-To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
>To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: 1962
>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 18:06:05 -0000
>
>Jeff;
>
>What is the VIN number of your '62? I have a white '62 VIN 100116.
>
>Just curious.
>
>Eric
>
>
>--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Jeffrey Williams" <jeffreyd_7@h...>
>wrote:
> > In 1962 I was 7 years old, thats when I saw my first Amhicar. I
>wanted one
> > ever since. In 1993 I found my 1962 Amphicar, in Kenai Alaaka. I am
>still in
> > the process of restoring it. It is getting closer all the time.
> > I hope to have int swimming the Summer of 2003.
> >
> > I can hardly wait. Jeff Williams
> >
> >
> >
> > _________________________________________________________________
> > Join the world's largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.
> > http://www.hotmail.com
>




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Ed Price

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Re: Re: 1962

Hi guys!


Some think the VIN's are just 40 year old trivia about a manufacturer on the
other side of the world who is long out of business. Still, there's something
fascinating about the VIN's (maybe because of the low production run of only one
model). Let me share some text from Mike Eschemann (in Chicago) about the Amphi
I recently bought from him.

"Ed, the cars seem to be "here and there" regarding serial numbers. Your serial
number would indicate a car built several years before 1967 yet it was sold in
67 or 68 off the docks in NYC. Some cars are this way since the vin and title
indicate the year of sale rather than the year produced. This was fairly common
at the time i think especially regarding imports. Remember Amphicar had trouble
selling these cars. Yours was probably shipped here after being a European car
which didn't sell. There are other myths out there which may or may not be
true."

My VIN is 101808, and is supposedly a 1967. OTOH, some things about the car just
scream that it's NOT a 67. For instance, no bilge blower, small bilge drain
hole, heater under the gas tank, color matching dash panel (not black) and the
presence of the propeller "shields". If I had to guess, I would say my car was
likely made in 62. Maybe when I get to pulling the engine, the engine number
might also be a clue. It's also possible that the radio may have some dated
inspection stickers inside.

Help fuel the topic by emailing Marc Schlemmer with the descriptors of your
Amphis so that he can put the data onto the members' VIN page.


Ed

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeffrey Williams
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Re: 1962


Eric

The vin on the registration says 101662 the fellow I bought from said 62 and
I found somewhere on the car 62. Its all stripped down so the original
manufacturers tag is tucked away. Do you know how the VIN mumbers where
assigned ? Thanks Jeff


>From: "ericm_60707" <E_Mattlin@Earthlink.Net>
>Reply-To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
>To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: 1962
>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 18:06:05 -0000
>
>Jeff;
>
>What is the VIN number of your '62? I have a white '62 VIN 100116.
>
>Just curious.
>
>Eric
>


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Michael Echemann

Guest
Re: Re: 1962

Ed:
Since your car was a one owner prior to you getting it we know it was sold
late. If I recall even though it has a painted dash doesn't it have chrome
vent posts and lipped quarters? We heard last year at Celina that you
could get chrome vent posts and lipped quarter panels on early cars but few
if any people had ever seen one. I must admit I was not to quick to believe
this since I'd never seen one.

There are several stange things found from time to time. Some 67's have the
black dash treatment on the top of the doors too. I've seen some late cars
which were factory painted all black inside the engine, trunk and bilge
section regardless of what color the outside was and others which had some
black paint applied only on the battery tray shelf. It would be interesting
to find some original Amphicar company files, memo's etc. which would give
us a better idea of why they did what they did!
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Price" <edprice@cox.net>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 6:22 AM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Re: 1962


> Hi guys!
>
>
> Some think the VIN's are just 40 year old trivia about a manufacturer on
the other side of the world who is long out of business. Still, there's
something fascinating about the VIN's (maybe because of the low production
run of only one model). Let me share some text from Mike Eschemann (in
Chicago) about the Amphi I recently bought from him.
>
> "Ed, the cars seem to be "here and there" regarding serial numbers. Your
serial number would indicate a car built several years before 1967 yet it
was sold in 67 or 68 off the docks in NYC. Some cars are this way since the
vin and title indicate the year of sale rather than the year produced. This
was fairly common at the time i think especially regarding imports.
Remember Amphicar had trouble selling these cars. Yours was probably
shipped here after being a European car which didn't sell. There are other
myths out there which may or may not be true."
>
> My VIN is 101808, and is supposedly a 1967. OTOH, some things about the
car just scream that it's NOT a 67. For instance, no bilge blower, small
bilge drain hole, heater under the gas tank, color matching dash panel (not
black) and the presence of the propeller "shields". If I had to guess, I
would say my car was likely made in 62. Maybe when I get to pulling the
engine, the engine number might also be a clue. It's also possible that the
radio may have some dated inspection stickers inside.
>
> Help fuel the topic by emailing Marc Schlemmer with the descriptors of
your Amphis so that he can put the data onto the members' VIN page.
>
>
> Ed
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jeffrey Williams
> To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 4:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Re: 1962
>
>
> Eric
>
> The vin on the registration says 101662 the fellow I bought from said 62
and
> I found somewhere on the car 62. Its all stripped down so the original
> manufacturers tag is tucked away. Do you know how the VIN mumbers where
> assigned ? Thanks Jeff
>
>
> >From: "ericm_60707" <E_Mattlin@Earthlink.Net>
> >Reply-To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
> >To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: 1962
> >Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 18:06:05 -0000
> >
> >Jeff;
> >
> >What is the VIN number of your '62? I have a white '62 VIN 100116.
> >
> >Just curious.
> >
> >Eric
> >
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
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