Mount Dora Update:

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nelson625@aol.com

Guest
Dave Monier has been working as Laison between the Florida Amphicar owners
and the event coordinator, Terry Fiest, who is with the Antique Wooden Boat
Club. Dave asks that the following "News Items" be posted on the internet for
those coming to the Mount Dora Swim in.

1) For safety reasons and traffic control, Terry Fiest and the Mount Dora
police request that all Amphicars be unloaded on the outskirts of town and
driven
to the show. The "Inn on the Green" on U.S. 441 which will serve as the
Amphicar Headquarters would be the recommended place to unload.

2) Dave and I have been trying to secure a better location for the Amphicars
at the show which would permit our easily using our Amphicars and returning to
the "Amphicar area" without having to snake our way out on the Penninsula as
we have for the last 2 or 3 years. Dave has been the go between and his
efforts have paid off with a great location.

For those of you familiar with the Mount Dora show and the boat ramp
location, the Amphicars will be corralled in their own area to the left of the
Boat
Ramp (as you are facing the ramp from the pavement). The new area is not under
the trees and was formerly the "Race Boat area" and is quite ideal. It is in
the "middle-front" and almost center of the crowds.

The 7th Annual Mount Dora Swim-In is shaping up to be then best ever and they
have all been great. Plan on enjoying the Boat Show's "Captain's Party" on
Friday night and our own Amphicar Banquet Saturday night with numerous other
activities throughout the weekend.

See you all there. Vic "Splash" Nelson with the 1967 Aqua "Split
Personality"


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B

Bill Connelly

Guest
For easy reference, the following updates also appear on the Club's Events
Calendar at http://www.amphicar.com/calendar.htm ~Bilgey~

----- Original Message -----
From: nelson625@aol.com
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 7:56 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Mount Dora Update:


Dave Monier has been working as Laison between the Florida Amphicar owners
and the event coordinator, Terry Fiest, who is with the Antique Wooden Boat
Club. Dave asks that the following "News Items" be posted on the internet
for
those coming to the Mount Dora Swim in.

1) For safety reasons and traffic control, Terry Fiest and the Mount Dora
police request that all Amphicars be unloaded on the outskirts of town and
driven
to the show. The "Inn on the Green" on U.S. 441 which will serve as the
Amphicar Headquarters would be the recommended place to unload.

2) Dave and I have been trying to secure a better location for the Amphicars
at the show which would permit our easily using our Amphicars and returning
to
the "Amphicar area" without having to snake our way out on the Penninsula as
we have for the last 2 or 3 years. Dave has been the go between and his
efforts have paid off with a great location.

For those of you familiar with the Mount Dora show and the boat ramp
location, the Amphicars will be corralled in their own area to the left of
the Boat
Ramp (as you are facing the ramp from the pavement). The new area is not
under
the trees and was formerly the "Race Boat area" and is quite ideal. It is in
the "middle-front" and almost center of the crowds.

The 7th Annual Mount Dora Swim-In is shaping up to be then best ever and
they
have all been great. Plan on enjoying the Boat Show's "Captain's Party" on
Friday night and our own Amphicar Banquet Saturday night with numerous other
activities throughout the weekend.

See you all there. Vic "Splash" Nelson with the 1967 Aqua "Split
Personality"
 
B

Bill Connelly

Guest
Just for the record, here is what the online version of the N.A.D.A.
Classic, Collectible, and Special Interest Car Appraisal Guide at
http://www.motorcities.com/framed_NADAguide.html has to say nowadays about
the value of a 1961-1968 Amphicar (all model years have identical values).
And yes, the High Retail does seem a wee bit low to me too, based on what
I've seen tending the Club's Classifieds Ads page. ~Bilgey:

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AMPHICAR
1967
770 AMPHIBIOUS
Model: CONVERTIBLE
Weight: 2,315
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $2,889
Low Retail: $9,150
Average Retail: $15,000
High Retail: $22,400

Low Retail Value -This vehicle would be in mechanically functional
condition, needing only minor reconditioning. The exterior paint, trim, and
interior would show normal wear, needing only minor reconditioning. May also
be a deteriorated restoration or a very poor amateur restoration. Most
usable "as-is". Note: This value does not represent a "parts car".

Average Retail Value - This vehicle would be in good condition overall. It
could be an older restoration or a well-maintained original vehicle.
Completely operable. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are presentable
and serviceable inside and out. A "20-footer".

High Retail Value - This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It
could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original
vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics
are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent
condition. Note: This value does not represent a "100 Point" or "# 1"
vehicle *.
* "100 Point" or "# 1" vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a
museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car
shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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