Mysterious Amphicar History

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John Friese

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This talk about VIN numbers has brought to mind the fact that there are
various questions about the history of Amphicar production that seem to
never get definitive answers. There must still be people in Germany
that worked for Amphicar and I would think that these people could be
found and asked about some of these things. I know there are at least
one or two members of our group who are conversant with the German club
and wonder if the German club members have tracked such former
employees down. I've never heard of such an effort being made and
wonder if it wouldn't be possible to contact the German group to see if
they have made such contacts in the past.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red
 
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WB6WSN

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Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Mysterious Amphicar History
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<tt>This talk about VIN numbers has brought to mind the fact that there are
various questions about the history of Amphicar production that seem to
never get definitive answers. There must still be people in Germany
that worked for Amphicar and I would think that these people could be
found and asked about some of these things. I know there are at least
one or two members of our group who are conversant with the German club
and wonder if the German club members have tracked such former
employees down. I've never heard of such an effort being made and
wonder if it wouldn't be possible to contact the German group to see if
they have made such contacts in the past.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red<span class="281210109-15032006"><font face="Century Schoolbook" color="#ff0000" size="4"></font></span></tt>
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<tt><span class="281210109-15032006"><font color="#0000ff"><font face="Century Schoolbook" size="4">Has anyone found any parts that are date-stamped? I have checked the radio internals, but there's no date codes in there. Perhaps there might be a code on the transmission castings.</font></font></span></tt>
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<tt><span class="281210109-15032006"><font color="#0000ff"><font face="Century Schoolbook" size="4">So far, the only date system that I have found is a month & year stamp on the wheel rims.</font><font face="Century Schoolbook" size="4">Although this isn't an absolute indicator of chassis date, it may be more accurate than the legal date on the vehicle plate. (My legally 1967 Amphi has wheels date-stamped from 1961, 1962 & 1963. Based on other features, I could easily accept 1962 or 1963 as the real manufacture date.)</font></font></span></tt>
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<tt><span class="281210109-15032006"><font face="Century Schoolbook" color="#0000ff" size="4">One big obstacle to accurately dating your Amphi is that the Amphi-unique parts may have all come from the first (and only) round of parts procurement.</font></span></tt>
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<div align="left"><font face="Century Schoolbook" color="#0000ff" size="4">Ed Price</font>
<div align="left"><font face="Century Schoolbook" color="#0000ff" size="4">El Cajon, CA USA</font>
<div align="left"><font face="Century Schoolbook" color="#0000ff" size="4">67 Rust Guppy</font>
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a_colo_native

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> So far, the only date system that I have found is a month & year
stamp on
> the wheel rims.

Ed - The clocks have dates stamped in ink on the back too sometimes.
I'll have to look again and see if there was a month, I forgot what
the exact stamp was. My White Amphi's clock had 1961 on it for sure
(just like me!).

John
 
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