"How deep will it go?"

Greetings all,
I've been asked several times by people who are seeing an Amphicar for the first time this question:

How deep will it go?

Being the wise guy that I am, my answer is usually something like 40 feet down. I'm sure many of you have been asked the same question and have given a variety of answers. One thing I've never done is ask these people, just exactly what do you mean by that? I can't figure out why they are asking such a question. Do they think our cars can go in water but the wheels have to be touching the bottom? I don't get it! What are they really asking?


Brian Crombie


Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
Brian I have spent the last 10 years trying to figure that out too. I just say "all the way to the bottom" It's just another odd question we get.

Once while at Lake of the Ozarks while about 1/2 mile from shore a lady in a large cruiser pulled up to me leaned over the rail and asked "Does it really float?" So I smile and say yes, I believe it does. It was a good laugh anyway!


In a similar thread, I'm always asked about my Nash Metropolitan. "Is that the one with propellers?" One of my motivations for buying a Amphi was to have them parked side-by-side at a show and say, "No, but that one is (pointing to the Amphi)." BUT, I still have a logistical problem because my wife doesn't drive a stick. Both the Met and the Amphi are stick shifts in different forms. My '56 Vette is a powerglide so that has been no problem for car shows in the past (we usually take two). Hmmm... I suppose I should have thought that out beforehand....:002:
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