Dear Jody Vaclav...

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Amphipoda@yahoo.com, Jun 27, 2001.

  1. Amphipoda@yahoo.com
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    Sounds like you want an Amphi all right.
    Well, I recommend our clubs classified
    web page (www.amphicar.com) and our club
    newsletter, and of course Ebay always has
    something Amphi for sale (or 'sail' as the
    case may be). Marina Del Rey... hmmmm
    sounds salty, Amphicars tend to disolve
    in saltwater or so I've been told. Anyway,
    below is a tongue-n-cheek cost analysis
    you may find helpful (or funny). Contact
    me via email if I can be of further help.

    How You Can Save $ Owning an Amphicar
    Initial cost of Amphi.........$20,000
    Automobile License fee.........$1,000
    Boat License fee..................$10
    Amphicar back-up bilge pump.......$50
    Life vests, floatation devices....$60
    Replace Convertible top (twice)..$240
    Front end alignment..............$100
    Radial white wall tires (4)......$300
    New Shocks (4)...................$400
    Another front end alignment......$100
    Replacement for torn new top.....$120
    Anger management therapy session.$280
    Life time supply of Amsoil stuff.$300
    Fancy tools for draining tranny..$80
    Oil spill containment kit........$20
    New front end tie rods...........$200
    Another front end alignment......$100
    Tank of premium gasoline.........$20
    Bottle of lead additive..........$5
    Boat launch permit...............$5
    Bakelite pulley wheel............$80
    Bilge water contamination fine...$100
    Anger management therapy session.$280
    Complete rebuild of rear axles...$2400
    Marriage counselor session.......$100
    Boat launch permit...............$5
    Another Bakelite pulley wheel....$80
    Waterfowl endangerment fine......$200
    Anger management therapy session.$280
    Divorce settlement...............$257,000
    Total first year's costs.........$284,235
    Savings vs conventional boat.....-$3,100
    Net Cost - Amphi's 1st Year......$281,135
    Feeling you get floating in Amphi - PRICELESS

    Amphipoda
    `64 Turquoise
    San Diego
     

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