[ROVERNET - UK] Amphicar (non-Rover)

James Dean jaguru at bellsouth.net
Mon Oct 25 18:04:57 BST 2004

I am in Ft Lauderdale, and saw an Amphicar that was carried on a yacht,  at
a shop for minor paint. There IS a Rover connection. This one had nice
original bumpers, but usually they are rusted or missing. Rover 2000
bumpers will fit. James Dean, Ft. Lauderdale
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Elliott" <relliott44 at yahoo.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 12:40 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Amphicar (non-Rover)

> Hi 'Netters,
> I saw a pristine-looking Amphicar going by our police
> station here in Rowlett, Texas the other day.  The
> aqua-colored car ("Fjord Green" apparently) was headed
> generally towards the nearby lake.  I only had a quick
> glance as it was travelling the opposite way and was
> being driven in a brisk fashion.
> After checking the Web for information about these
> amphibious vehicles, I was intrigued to find that they
> were German-made of various content (I thought it was
> strictly British) and mostly were sold in the U.S.  I
> had seen one previously about 15 years ago and I
> associated it with the local British car restoration
> business we have here.
> As a wee lad, circa 1962, I had witnessed one actually
> being driven right off an English beach into the
> water.  It was a startling thing to see then as now.
> Texasly,
> Richard Elliott
> 1970 P6B NADA Tobacco Leaf
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