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Mike Echemann

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I just added a photo of a vin tag which is quite smaller than the ones we see.
The car was sold new and has spent it's entire life (post production) in the
US.. I personally have never seen one like this. The car came from an original
owner who went to NY and actually purchased this car new off the docks. He said
they had a bunch of them cheap. He said it's titled a 67 yet the serial number
would indicate a much earlier car. It has no lips on the quarters but does have
chrome window frames.

I'm guessing the car was shipped here for sale during the late 60's during the
liquidation of Amphicar. Maybe it's an earlier car which never sold overseas.
Does anyone have any ideas? Are these common Vin plates in Europe?

I also added a photo of a sticker I found on a new trans which came over in a
crate from Europe prior to Gordon buying the parts. When I opened the crate I
found one on the top and bottom but the one on top had partially flaked off.

Sorry my digital mini 8 video camera doubles as a poor digital camera.

Mike


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David Chapman

Guest
Mike,

That is a European VIN plate, exactly the same as fitted to all the Amphicars
over here. I would guess that car probably doesn't have a bilge blower but
Amphicar would pick and mix so much, who knows !

That sticker was on all the late new transmissions, doesn't last long once it's
fitted in the car. The transmissions Amphicar shipped as spares all had a
shipping plate with a handle on the clutch end to protect the shaft and avoid
the problem of picking it up by the main shaft - something you must never do !

David Chapman
 
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Mike Echemann

Guest
David:
Thanks you for the information. I guess the car was shipped here for
disposal with others late in the game. It's complete but has the usual
rust. It sat for years. I'm interested in the flojet pump. Sounds like a
good idea to have one. My pump is still the old one.
I understand your going to Mt. Dora. Have Fun!
Mike


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Chapman" <david@manbus.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] New Pic File


> Mike,
>
> That is a European VIN plate, exactly the same as fitted to all the
Amphicars
> over here. I would guess that car probably doesn't have a bilge blower but
> Amphicar would pick and mix so much, who knows !
>
> That sticker was on all the late new transmissions, doesn't last long once
it's
> fitted in the car. The transmissions Amphicar shipped as spares all had a
> shipping plate with a handle on the clutch end to protect the shaft and
avoid
> the problem of picking it up by the main shaft - something you must never
do !
>
> David Chapman
>
>
>
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