& His Amphicar
Call me Brendan...
As you may guess from the photo of me clutching the very pinnacle of the Washington Monument while it was being restored, I live near Washington, D.C. In fact, I live in Alexandria, Virginia, right on the Potomac River. This is good, because one of my longstanding fascinations has been the Amphicar, The Car that Swims. As a child I remember the Amphicar because one of the original dealerships was located a block from my house. I guess you could say that seeing all of those weird boat-cars floating down the river back then made an impression on me.
Since then I've had five of these marvelous amphibious vehicles, and have also amassed a pretty fair collection of other rare Amphicar collectables such as an original Amphicar showroom electric sign, an Amphicar showroom banner, original literature and various period battery operated toys and other items.
Here are some photos of my Amphicars past and present...
My Current (5th) Amphicar ~
To read a
nice article from the Auto Weekend section of the
February 24, 2004 Washington Times featuring this Amphicar, click here.
My Previous (4th) Amphicar ~
~ Amphicar Collectibles and Models ~
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