I always referred to these cars as clown cars. I also had one. We still have parts for these, some band new OEM. Used parts are hard to come by, let alone new ones. My in-laws friend owned the dealership back in the day when these cars hit the US market. The car pictured below was the first car he sold to a customer, then years later bought it back and sold it to me with a treasure trove of OEM parts and factory manuals.
Engine: 356 cc 2-stroker
Curb Weight approx. 850 lbs if I remember correctly.
Should have kept this gem and done full resto. Wife talked me out of it. This is not ADkmiKes car, just another one of the same...we each had one of these. There is also a van version of this vehicle which is way cool. I saw one on Craigslist a year or so ago, but the guy wanted mucuho $$ for it.
Amphibians are definately cool. There's a company called Gibbs that tried to market a new amphibious car but couldn't get it to conform with the regs for both cars and boats at the same time. I think they got their ATV to market eventually though
It would be tough when you hit the dock a bit too hard and the airbag goes off. Less effective trunk space when you have life jackets.Thank you, I'll be here all week.
It's funny you say that. Apparently the danger of the airbags going off when they hit waves is one of the things that sank (intended) the Gibbs Aquada. No airbags= no NTSB approval. And the catalytic converter got to too high a temperature for the coast guard to approve for a boat.
I've had alot of cars over the years and the one car that I had the most fun with and wish I would've kept was my Triumph TR7. By British cars standards this was def the bastard child, it wasn't liked. I loved mine. I sold it only to by a Vette which I drove for one summer then sold.
Someday I want to buy a TR8, same as the TR7 but with a v8
On our bike ride today, me and junior rode up into the area between Nyack Beach and Rockland Lake State Parks. On a water break at the top of the hill I looked over my shoulder and there's this firehouse. And next to it is this cool little restored 4x4. If I had to guess I'd say it's a repurposed WW2 military truck.