UK Amphicar number 2 is about to reach the end of the road /river

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David Chapman

Guest
With regret I announce the death of an Amphicar !

UK Amphicar number 2, first registered in 1965, is simply too rusty to
restore. I collected it yesterday from a farmyard where it has been stored
outside for 10 years. Before that it was used in salt water. Although it has
travelled 15000 miles I don't believe it has been driven anywhere for at
least 25 years.

All of the parts were removed and subsequently lost in the mid '90s, very
sad but without things like suspension and with bodywork that is paper thin
through rust (and it's been sandblasted as well at some stage) it really is
too far gone to bring back.

UK law means I can't just abandon it, instead it will be crushed into blocks
and these blocks are used in the process of making new steel, the junkyard I
take it to exports the steel to Japan so you never know your 2007 Toyota
might contain a little bit of Amphicar !

Pictures are here:

http://www.amphicars.com/number2.htm

And yes it is MUCH worse than it looks in the photos.

David C
 
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Mike Israel

Guest
Dave,

Logic says it has been reduced to scrap value. Then
again on eBay it would probably sell for $10k. :)

Mike I.

--- David Chapman <david@manbus.com> wrote:

> With regret I announce the death of an Amphicar !
>
> UK Amphicar number 2, first registered in 1965, is
> simply too rusty to
> restore. ....
>
>
> UK law means I can't just abandon it, instead it
> will be crushed into blocks
>
 
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