Fwd: Amphicar wanted

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Mike Israel

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ECR Staff <ecrover@midcoast.com> wrote:<blockquote class="replbq" style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; padding-left: 5px;"> Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 09:20:53 -0500
To: amphicar-lovers-owner@yahoogroups.com
From: ECR Staff <ecrover@midcoast.com>
Subject: Amphicar wanted

Hello all,
A little intoduction as I'm sure you have seen people's "Amphicar
wanted" post 1000 times.
I am a long time Amphicar fan living in Maine.
I am now at the point where I can look for an Amphicar project. I own
a Land Rover
restoration shop in Maine:
http://www.eastcoastrover.com
I tell you this so that you understand that I know all about rust,
restoration and the scope
of rebuilding a car... what it takes in time and money.
I just completed a Meyers Manx dune buggy build up. You can see that here:
http://www.manxter2plus2.com/MXTR009.html
My dream Amphicar is next...
but there is one small glitch... I do
not own an Amphicar.
So I am looking to purchase one. I have the ability to bring one back
into swimming
condition so I would like to do that. As nice as the restored ones I
see for sale on line are, I
rather bring one back and make it 100% again vs. just buying one that
is already done.
That also helps me spread out the costs over time. For some reason
getting one back into
shape means more to me. It is a sickness I guess.

So on to the point. I am looking for an Amphicar project. A complete,
or near complete
project car. Rust is a given, but hopefully it won't too bad. If you
have an Amphicar you
would like to see restored please email me, it will be going to a good home.
The car would not be built for resale either. This is a long time
dream of mine. Once
completed I would have no intention of selling the car. I'd like to
make it part of my family
and hand it over to my
son in time.

Sorry to be long winded, but I wanted to explain myself a little in
hopes that some
wonderful person will help me locate the perfect Amphica starting point.

You can reach me at ecrover@midcoast.com
Thank you all very much,
Mike Smith
--

21 Tolman Road, Warren, ME 04864 ph: 207-594-8086 fax: 207-594-8120

http://www.eastcoastrover.com

ECR emails are for information exchange only, they are not quotes or
estimates. All work at ECR is done on a time and materials basis.
Install costs and overall project costs can not be given as used and
vintage vehicles vary greatly in condition.

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/FAQ.html



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Bill Connelly

Guest
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<font size="2">Dear Mike:</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">I imagine you may know another devoted "Best four by four by far" fan Dave Bobeck, who's a buddy of mine down here in the Washington, D.C. area. He gets to a lot of your Rover gatherings.Land Rover's are swell and all, but for years I've been telling Dave he really shouldthink of getting himself aREAL all terrain vehicle...You know, one that can also manage the other two thirds of the earth's surface. So I applaud your initiative. </font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">There's a mysterious fellow down in the Boston area who is beginning bit by bit to part with his collection of dozens of unrestored Amphicars and parts that he had collected over the years, retrieving and storing whole and somewhat-broken-down Amphis from all over back in the 70s and early 80s, when prices for even a running/swimming Amphi were hovering at the"for a song" level. Being reclusive and shy of any limelight himself, this collectorhas a sort of "contact" person who does monitor this Amphicar-Lovers List from time to time. Perhaps if his contact reads this he will contact you with an offer to purchase one of his unrestored-but-with-real-potential Amphicarsfrom storage, seeing as you've already pretty muchproven your "chops" andwherewithal in restoring arcane rides and being relatively nearby and all.</font>
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<font size="2">~Bilgey~</font>
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<div style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: black">From: Mike Israel
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 12:01 PM
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Fwd: Amphicar wanted


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ECR Staff <ecrover@midcoast.com> wrote:
<blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: rgb(16,16,255) 2px solid">Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 09:20:53 -0500
To: amphicar-lovers-owner@yahoogroups.com
From: ECR Staff <ecrover@midcoast.com>
Subject: Amphicar wanted

Hello all,
A little intoduction as I'm sure you have seen people's "Amphicar
wanted" post 1000 times.
I am a long time Amphicar fan living in Maine.
I am now at the point where I can look for an Amphicar project. I own
a Land Rover
restoration shop in Maine:
http://www.eastcoastrover.com
I tell you this so that you understand that I know all about rust,
restoration and the scope
of rebuilding a car... what it takes in time and money.
I just completed a Meyers Manx dune buggy build up. You can see that here:
http://www.manxter2plus2.com/MXTR009.html
My dream Amphicar is ne! xt... but there is one small glitch... I do
not own an Amphicar.
So I am looking to purchase one. I have the ability to bring one back
into swimming
condition so I would like to do that. As nice as the restored ones I
see for sale on line are, I
rather bring one back and make it 100% again vs. just buying one that
is already done.
That also helps me spread out the costs over time. For some reason
getting one back into
shape means more to me. It is a sickness I guess.

So on to the point. I am looking for an Amphicar project. A complete,
or near complete
project car. Rust is a given, but hopefully it won't too bad. If you
have an Amphicar you
would like to see restored please email me, it will be going to a good home.
The car would not be built for resale either. This is a long time
dream of mine. Once
completed I would have no intention of selling the car. I'd like to
make it part of my family
and hand it over ! to my son in time.

Sorry to be long winded, but I wanted to explain myself a little in
hopes that some
wonderful person will help me locate the perfect Amphica starting point.

You can reach me at ecrover@midcoast.com
Thank you all very much,
Mike Smith
--

21 Tolman Road, Warren, ME 04864 ph: 207-594-8086 fax: 207-594-8120

http://www.eastcoastrover.com

ECR emails are for information exchange only, they are not quotes or
estimates. All work at ECR is done on a time and materials basis.
Install costs and overall project costs can not be given as used and
vintage vehicles vary greatly in condition.

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/FAQ.html



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J

Joe Biscone

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i know this guy, his name is dave. . . he modified one into an amphazine. . he also supplied several amphicars to film a movie in boston. i was in the movie. . .the name is: 'victor's big score' produced and directed by brian anthony.


joe b '68 euro. .


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From: "Bill Connelly" <billiam @EROLS.COM="">
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, ecrover@midcoast.com
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Fwd: Amphicar wanted
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 09:03:57 -0500


<font size="2">Dear Mike:</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">I imagine you may know another devoted "Best four by four by far" fan Dave Bobeck, who's a buddy of mine down here in the Washington, D.C. area. He gets to a lot of your Rover gatherings.Land Rover's are swell and all, but for years I've been telling Dave he really shouldthink of getting himself aREAL all terrain vehicle...You know, one that can also manage the other two thirds of the earth's surface. So I applaud your initiative. </font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">There's a mysterious fellow down in the Boston area who is beginning bit by bit to part with his collection of dozens of unrestored Amphicars and parts that he had collected over the years, retrieving and storing whole and somewhat-broken-down Amphis from all over back in the 70s and early 80s, when prices for even a running/swimming Amphi were hovering at the"for a song" level. Being reclusive and shy of any limelight himself, this collectorhas a sort of "contact" person who does monitor this Amphicar-Lovers List from time to time. Perhaps if his contact reads this he will contact you with an offer to purchase one of his unrestored-but-with-real-potential Amphicarsfrom storage, seeing as you've already pretty muchproven your "chops" andwherewithal in restoring arcane rides and being relatively nearby and all.</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">~Bilgey~</font>
<font size="2"></font>
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<div style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: black">From: Mike Israel
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 12:01 PM
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Fwd: Amphicar wanted


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ECR Staff <ecrover@midcoast.com> wrote: <blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: rgb(16,16,255) 2px solid">Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 09:20:53 -0500
To: amphicar-lovers-owner@yahoogroups.com
From: ECR Staff <ecrover@midcoast.com>
Subject: Amphicar wanted

Hello all,
A little intoduction as I'm sure you have seen people's "Amphicar
wanted" post 1000 times.
I am a long time Amphicar fan living in Maine.
I am now at the point where I can look for an Amphicar project. I own
a Land Rover
restoration shop in Maine:
http://www.eastcoastrover.com
I tell you this so that you understand that I know all about rust,
restoration and the scope
of rebuilding a car... what it takes in time and money.
I just completed a Meyers Manx dune buggy build up. You can see that here:
http://www.manxter2plus2.com/MXTR009.html
My dream Amphicar is ne! xt... but there is one small glitch... I do
not own an Amphicar.
So I am looking to purchase one. I have the ability to bring one back
into swimming
condition so I would like to do that. As nice as the restored ones I
see for sale on line are, I
rather bring one back and make it 100% again vs. just buying one that
is already done.
That also helps me spread out the costs over time. For some reason
getting one back into
shape means more to me. It is a sickness I guess.

So on to the point. I am looking for an Amphicar project. A complete,
or near complete
project car. Rust is a given, but hopefully it won't too bad. If you
have an Amphicar you
would like to see restored please email me, it will be going to a good home.
The car would not be built for resale either. This is a long time
dream of mine. Once
completed I would have no intention of selling the car. I'd like to
make it part of my family
and hand it over ! to my son in time.

Sorry to be long winded, but I wanted to explain myself a little in
hopes that some
wonderful person will help me locate the perfect Amphica starting point.

You can reach me at ecrover@midcoast.com
Thank you all very much,
Mike Smith
--

21 Tolman Road, Warren, ME 04864 ph: 207-594-8086 fax: 207-594-8120

http://www.eastcoastrover.com

ECR emails are for information exchange only, they are not quotes or
estimates. All work at ECR is done on a time and materials basis.
Install costs and overall project costs can not be given as used and
vintage vehicles vary greatly in condition.

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/FAQ.html



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<blockquote type="cite" cite=""><font size="-1">Dear
Mike:</font></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite=""></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite=""><font size="-1">I imagine you may know
another devoted "Best four by four by far" fan</font> <a href="http://www.google.com/search?as_q=Dave+Bobeck+rover&num=10&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=all&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&as_rights=&safe=images"><span></span>Dave Bobeck<font size="-1">, who's a buddy of mine down here
in the Washington, D.C. area. He gets to a lot of your Rover
gatherings.Land Rover's are swell and all, but for years I've
been telling Dave he really shouldthink of getting himself
aREAL all terrain vehicle...You know, one that can also manage
the other two thirds of the earth's surface. So I applaud your
initiative.</font></a></blockquote>


Yes, I have met Dave at a number of Land Rover events. Small
world.
Sadly our shop is so busy now we don't get out to many off road
events anymore.
You will have to keep ribbing Dave about "off roading"
as going in the water is the ultimate "off road"
experience!


<blockquote type="cite" cite=""></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite=""><font size="-1">There's a mysterious
fellow down in the Boston area who is beginning bit by bit to part
with his collection of dozens of unrestored Amphicars and parts that
he had collected over the years, retrieving and storing whole and
somewhat-broken-down Amphis from all over back in the 70s and early
80s, when prices for even a running/swimming Amphi were hovering at
the"for a song" level. Being reclusive and shy
of any limelight himself, this collectorhas a sort of
"contact" person who does monitor this Amphicar-Lovers List
from time to time. Perhaps if his contact reads this he will
contact you with an offer to purchase one of his
unrestored-but-with-real-potential Amphicarsfrom storage, seeing
as you've already pretty muchproven your "chops"
andwherewithal in restoring arcane rides and being relatively
nearby and all.</font></blockquote>





That would be great if he would contact me, but I am usually not
that lucky. ;-)
Thanks for your email and I hope to be an Amphi-owner soon.


Mike Smith


<x-sigsep>--
</x-sigsep>


21 Tolman Road, Warren, ME 04864 ph: 207-594-8086 fax:
207-594-8120



http://www.eastcoastrover.com



ECR emails are for information exchange only, they are not quotes or
estimates. All work at ECR is done on a time and materials basis.
Install costs and overall project costs can not be given as used and
vintage vehicles vary greatly in condition.



http://www.eastcoastrover.com/FAQ.html
 
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