Yellow Amphi on Ebay

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Bobby

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Although not original, it sure is a cutie. Thought someone might be
interested. It's in Germany. Item #4548884902. Regards, Bobby
 
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a_colo_native

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Bobby" <Crazson34@h...> wrote:
> Although not original, it sure is a cutie. Thought someone might be
> interested. It's in Germany. Item #4548884902. Regards, Bobby

The auction says that is not "THE" Amphicar that is for sale, but one
similar. It does say that it was a 2700KM dealer demo car, dismantled,
stored and later restored at great expense. At least that is what I
get using a machine tranlation. I'd prefer to see a pic of the actual
car, sounds nice enough.

John Bevins
 
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Bill Connelly

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Re: Re: Yellow Amphi on Ebay

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Bobby" <Crazson34@h...> wrote:
> Although not original, it sure is a cutie. Thought someone might be
> interested. It's in Germany. Item #4548884902. Regards, Bobby

The auction says that is not "THE" Amphicar that is for sale, but one
similar. It does say that it was a 2700KM dealer demo car, dismantled,
stored and later restored at great expense. At least that is what I
get using a machine tranlation. I'd prefer to see a pic of the actual
car, sounds nice enough.

John Bevins

==============

Cap'n John is good and Cap'n John is wise, and most importantly, Cap'n John
is absolutely correct in that the yellow Amphicar shown in the auction is
oddly enough not a picture of the one for sale, although the seller does
offer to mail some pix to folks who contact him (or her?...I think not).
Since I lived in the land of the cut-rate Knockwurst for many years in a
previous incarnation and can still vaguely recall their lingo, here's a
translation of the auction's text, followed by the original. I must say
it's an odd auction, even for German eBay, which can sometimes be a little
eccentric in its practices (like sometimes expecting the bidder to pick up
the cost of the eBay listing). Still, here it is: ~Bilgey:


ENGLISH AUCTION TEXT TRANSLATION

Looking for an Amphicar?

Here you are bidding on probbaly the world's best and most unique Amphicar
which you can imagine

It was used for only one year as a demonstration vehicle and then in a set
aside in a Museum. There it was discovered many years ago by an classic car
enthusiast, who wanted to preserve the Amphicar for eternity and completely
disassembled it and packed it in cartons. Several years ago I was able to
obtain this Amphicar and completed this work without regard to cost.

That means that the rearly rust-free vehicle was completely stripped, zinced
and then reassembled [built up] with multiple layers of boat paint. Various
add-on parts were brought to as-new condition or better. All screw
connections were perfected with stainless steel or were underlaid with
layers of synthetic materials in order to avoid contact corrosion. Various
chromed decorative pieces were [also] underlaid.

All chrome parts were transformed from original stock to as-new condition.

Now the clincher:
There is a gap-free vehicle history and original vehicle papers
The car has run only 2,700 original kilometers
Assorted correspondence with the factory is included
Even the rubber mats are original and in the best condition
Seats and door coverings, it is true, been replaced. The complete original
interior is also included.

Since surely many bullshitters, know-it-alls and nay-sayers will now look at
this site, if you are seriously seeking such a car, please mail me your
telephone number, and I will contact you. All bids without such contact
confirmation will not be considered valid.

Attention. This is not only the world's best Amphicar, but also the most
expensive!! Please observe the reserve price.

I will be happy to mail photos after contact confirmation. The photo shown
is not of the offered vehicle, but does correspond to the color of the
offered car. The car is being sold for another party.

Alternatively, there is another inexpensive Amphicar in complete original
condition 2-3, second hand swim and road ready and absolutely unrestored.

-------------------------------
ORIGINAL GERMAN AUCTION TEXT:

Sie suchen ein Amphicar?

Hier bieten Sie auf das wahrscheinlich weltbeste und einmaligste Amphicar
welches Sie sich vorstellen k?nnen.

Es wurde von einem gro?en Amphicar H?ndler nur 1 Jahr als Vorf?hrfahrzeug
genutzt und dann im Museum abgestellt. Dort entdeckte es vor vielen Jahren
ein Oldtimer Enthusiast, der das Amphicar f?r die Ewigkeit konservieren
wollte und es komplett zerlegte und in Kartons verpackte. Vor mehreren
Jahren konnte ich dieses Amphicar erwerben und vollendete ohne R?cksicht auf
Kosten dieses Werk.

Das hei?t, das nahezu rostfreie Fahrzeug wurde komplett gestrahlt, verzinkt
und dann mit vielschichtigem Bootslack aufgebaut. S?mtliche Anbauteile
wurden in Neuzustand oder besser gebracht. Alle Schraubenverbindungen wurden
perfektioniert mit Edelstahlschrauben oder sie wurden unterlegt mit
Kunststoffscheiben um Kontaktkorrosien zu vermeiden. S?mtliche
Chromzierleisten wurden unterlegt.

Alle Chromteile wurden aus Originalbest?nden im Neuzustand verwendet.

Jetzt der Hammer:
Es gibt eine l?ckenlose Historie und den originalen Brief.
Der Wagen hat original nur 2700km gelaufen
S?mtlicher Schriftverkehr mit dem Werk liegt anbei
Sogar die Gummimatten sind original im Bestzustand
Sitze und T?rverkleidungen sind zwar erneuert, die komplette originale
Ausstattung gibt es zus?tzlich dabei.

Da jetzt sicher viele Spinner Besserwisser und Neider auf diese Seite
schauen, wenn Sie ernsthaft solch einen Wagen suchen mailen Sie mir Ihre
Tel. Nr. und ich melde mich bei Ihnen. Alle Gebote ohne R?cksprache werden
nicht ber?cksichtigt.

Achtung, dies ist nicht nur das weltbeste Amphicar, sondern auch das
teuerste!! Reservepreis beachten.

Photos maile ich Ihnen gerne nach R?cksprache. Das abgebildete Photo ist
nicht vom angebotenen Fahrzeug, wohl aber entspricht die Farbe dem
angebotenen Wagen. Der Wagen wird im Kundenauftrag verkauft.

Alternativ gibt es noch ein preiswerteres Amphicar im kompletten
Originalzustand 2-3, 2.ter Hand fahr und schwimmbereit und absolut
unrestauriert.
 
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WB6WSN

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Re: Re: Yellow Amphi on Ebay

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<tt>Since I lived in the land of the cut-rate Knockwurst for many years in a
previous incarnation and can still vaguely recall their lingo, here's a
translation of the auction's text:</tt><tt></tt></blockquote>
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Jetzt der Hammer
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