New York City Amphi

K

Ken Chambers

Guest
Hi all,

A couple years ago my newly acquired Amphicar had its new maiden voyage after
sitting in dry storage for many years. A friend, and first passenger, was so
thrilled he later presented me with a nice gift he located on an auction site.
It was an advertisement from the 1960 almanac issue of Automotive News featuring
the Amphicar arrival in America. It shows the Amphicar under way with three
passengers and the Statue of Liberty in the background. I placed a copy of it
in the Yahoo Groups Photos section. Take a look. It's obviously a very early
car. Anybody know the details of this early Amphi?

Regards,
Ken Chambers, CA
'64 Amphi
 
J

jackrisley

Guest
All of the speculation about New York harbor has gotten me to post for the
second time ever, after years on the list. As a way of introduction, I think
that I
may be the only person in the club who lives in New York City. If there are any
others out there, please let me know!

My ride is a 67 red, restored last year by Dave the Wave. I don't keep my
Amphicar in the city, but commuting to and from Brooklyn and Manhattan is an
endless source of conversation. My home is a block away from the East River
and I can vouch for the river's paint stripping qualities. The salty and
brackish
water of New York harbor is famously tough. As many have noted, the harbor
is a working port and the boat traffic is unforgiving. There are also intense
tidal currents. I've been in small sailboats around lower manhattan and you
really have to keep your eyes open. Those issues can be overcome,but
there's the biggest one, finding a post-swim parking spot.

Having said all of that, it would be a blast to have so many amphicars in my
backyard!

Jack Risley
jack.risley@nyu.edu
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
W New York City Amphi? General Amphicar Discussion 3
Cameron in UK Anyone know the source of this New York Amphi photo ? General Amphicar Discussion 6
W New York visit General Amphicar Discussion 0
D to our new york friends General Amphicar Discussion 0
G New York swim-in General Amphicar Discussion 0
Tom Laferriere Anyone in UK near Beaumont Shopping Centre, Leicester City? General Amphicar Discussion 1
D Kansas City Paper Ozark write up. General Amphicar Discussion 1
R Empty Trailer Colorado Springs to Kansas City General Amphicar Discussion 0
RalphF Georgia Amphi Restoration Restorations in progress 5
RalphF Amphi Shirt General Amphicar Discussion 4
mike_israel Amphi article in Classic Motorsports Magazine General Amphicar Discussion 0
mike_israel The Time Has Come ... Selling the Amphi General Amphicar Discussion 7
SNOWBIRD 1965 Amphi project General Amphicar Discussion 1
Jon March Insurance when towing Amphi vs when on road? General Amphicar Discussion 5
Jon March Suddenly "revving up" when in water -Does your Amphi do this? General Amphicar Discussion 13
Jon March Anyone know who ended up buying this Amphi? General Amphicar Discussion 1
Jon March Amphi rear driveshaft & axle detail - Youtube video General Amphicar Discussion 3
SNOWBIRD 64 Amphi??? General Amphicar Discussion 0
mike_israel OT: Something like this could be useful for Amphi and parts purchases General Amphicar Discussion 0
SNOWBIRD Amphi bottoms General Amphicar Discussion 1
Jon March we could all use help with this Amphi issue: General Amphicar Discussion 0
mike_israel Amphi on Bring a Trailer General Amphicar Discussion 2
mike_israel What did you do to your Amphi today? General Amphicar Discussion 16
Bilgemaster Original Amphi Key No. 5415? General Amphicar Discussion 13
Mark Richardson RHD Museum Amphi sells at BJ auction this weekend..... General Amphicar Discussion 2
Mark Richardson 2017 Barrett-Jackson auction includes single Amphi General Amphicar Discussion 7
dutchamphi Amphi-scooter General Amphicar Discussion 1
SNOWBIRD A blip on Fred's Amphi. General Amphicar Discussion 0
mike_israel Future Amphi Owner Earns Eagle Scout General Amphicar Discussion 3
mike_israel Toolbox Deal at Home Depot (No Amphi Content) General Amphicar Discussion 0
Mark Richardson Amphi sold at Barrett Jackson tonight General Amphicar Discussion 0
mike_israel Securing Amphi and Trailer General Amphicar Discussion 7
mike_israel No Amphi content. Search engine duckduckgo.com General Amphicar Discussion 0
mike_israel Non-Amphi garage project - shelves General Amphicar Discussion 4
amphi-Ben Amphi Swim In the Netherlands General Amphicar Discussion 3
mike_israel It's the Amphi-Jeep for Less than $2k General Amphicar Discussion 1
azpaul50 Amphi with Spare Harley behind! General Amphicar Discussion 0
SNOWBIRD Another Amphi swims General Amphicar Discussion 0
A Barn Find 1965 Amphi Restorations in progress 3
Midwest Amphicar Why you should visit Florida with your Amphi General Amphicar Discussion 1
Midwest Amphicar Amphi fins and snow drifts General Amphicar Discussion 4
Mark Richardson Barrett-Jackson Auction Amphi General Amphicar Discussion 2
T 62 amphi brake problems General Amphicar Discussion 8
Midwest Amphicar Another sweet Ebay Amphi General Amphicar Discussion 0
Midwest Amphicar Sweet Ebay Amphi General Amphicar Discussion 2
azpaul50 Amphi at Auction General Amphicar Discussion 0
azpaul50 Home-made Amphi in Calexico, CA General Amphicar Discussion 2
Midwest Amphicar Did you put a gift under the tree for your Amphi? General Amphicar Discussion 4
Midwest Amphicar warm weather memory or how to dry amphi General Amphicar Discussion 3
Midwest Amphicar Driving Amphi to Florida from Illinois ?! General Amphicar Discussion 0
Similar threads


















































Top