Research on Amphicar

auburnamphi

Member
I have been doing some research on my 1964 Amphicar.I have found the first purchase order for it.
The first owner purcashed it at Chicago-Land Amphicar Sales & Service,July 7th 1964.Total Cash Delivered Price of $2,425.What I am looking for is any more information about this dealership.
I also came across a Amphicar Roster from 1-01-1979,it has the club address in University MS???Yet it is post marked out of Memphis TN??
If anyone has any information on the dealership or my Amphicar-VIN#101719,PLEASE let me know.
Thanks in Advance
Steven Skubal
Auburn GA
 

Ed Price

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From: auburnamphi [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2008 3:06 PM
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Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20221] Research on Amphicar


I have been doing some research on my 1964 Amphicar.I have found the first
purchase order for it.
The first owner purcashed it at Chicago-Land Amphicar Sales & Service,July
7th 1964.Total Cash Delivered Price of $2,425.What I am looking for is any
more information about this dealership.
I also came across a Amphicar Roster from 1-01-1979,it has the club address
in University MS???Yet it is post marked out of Memphis TN??
If anyone has any information on the dealership or my
Amphicar-VIN#101719,PLEASE let me know.
Thanks in Advance
Steven Skubal
Auburn GA




Steve:

My first Amphi was a white 1965, originally sold in Chicago. I bought it in
1969. At the time, I was very unaware of any other Amphi owners anywhere.
I'd be interested to see a scan of that original bill of sale, especially
where Chicago-Land was located in Chicago.

Thanks,


Ed Price
El Cajon, CA USA
61 Rust Guppy
 

Bilgemaster

Member
Steven,

I can't cast any light on the Chicago-Land Amphicar Sales and Service
dealership (maybe Dave the Wave up at Midwest Amphicar in Mendota,
Illinois will have heard of this dealer), but the University, MS-
based Amphicar Club of the late '70s and early '80s was run by the
late James Nichols (or Jim Nichols, Jr.), who was a student at the
University of Mississippi ("Old Miss"), and who tragically drowned in
an Amphicar mishap about 1985. I scanned all of those earlier Club's
newsletters back when I was riding herd on the current IAOC's
website. They should still be in the Club website's "Members Only"
area ( at http://www.amphicar.com/goodies/newsletters.htm ) together
with scans of the current Club's past newsletters from 2001- on.

Regards,
Bilgey

On Oct 26, 2008, at 6:06 PM, auburnamphi wrote:


> I have been doing some research on my 1964 Amphicar.I have found
> the first purchase order for it.
> The first owner purcashed it at Chicago-Land Amphicar Sales &
> Service,July 7th 1964.Total Cash Delivered Price of $2,425.What I
> am looking for is any more information about this dealership.
> I also came across a Amphicar Roster from 1-01-1979,it has the club
> address in University MS???Yet it is post marked out of Memphis TN??
> If anyone has any information on the dealership or my Amphicar-
> VIN#101719,PLEASE let me know.
> Thanks in Advance
> Steven Skubal
> Auburn GA
>
>
 

azpaul50

Member
Someone actually was drown in an Amphicar incident? Jeeez... I'm both saddeened and surprised to hear that. Anyone know what happened? I can see losing the car itself... but drowning? Wow! - azpaul50

To: azpaul50@hotmail.comSubject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20221] Research on AmphicarDate: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 08:12:43 -0400From:



Steven,I can't cast any light on the Chicago-Land Amphicar Sales and Service dealership (maybe Dave the Wave up at Midwest Amphicar in Mendota, Illinois will have heard of this dealer), but the University, MS- based Amphicar Club of the late '70s and early '80s was run by the late James Nichols (or Jim Nichols, Jr.), who was a student at the University of Mississippi ("Old Miss"), and who tragically drowned in an Amphicar mishap about 1985. I scanned all of those earlier Club's newsletters back when I was riding herd on the current IAOC's website. They should still be in the Club website's "Members Only" area ( at http://www.amphicar.com/goodies/newsletters.htm ) together with scans of the current Club's past newsletters from 2001- on.Regards,BilgeyOn Oct 26, 2008, at 6:06 PM, auburnamphi wrote:

Quote:




> I have been doing some research on my 1964 Amphicar.I have found > the first purchase order for it.> The first owner purcashed it at Chicago-Land Amphicar Sales & > Service,July 7th 1964.Total Cash Delivered Price of $2,425.What I > am looking for is any more information about this dealership.> I also came across a Amphicar Roster from 1-01-1979,it has the club > address in University MS???Yet it is post marked out of Memphis TN??> If anyone has any information on the dealership or my Amphicar- > VIN#101719,PLEASE let me know.> Thanks in Advance> Steven Skubal> Auburn GA>>
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