1961-1968 Amphicar

1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 Amphicar Specifications

The 1961-1968 Amphicar was oceans of fun. Why settle for off road when you can go off land in this perky and still reasonably priced collectible? Find specifications for the 1961-1968 Amphicar in the following chart.

1961-1968 Amphicar Major Specifications*:

ManufacturerDeutsche Industrie-Werke, Lübeck-Schlutup (1961-1962); Deutsche Waggons und Maschinenfabriken GmbH (1962-1968)
Factory Industrie-Werke Karlsruhe AG (1962-1968)
Vehicle type 4-passenger, 2-wheel drive convertible with folding cloth top; land and water propulsion systems
Construction Unit steel with steel subframe
Drivetrain layout Rear engine with separate land and water transmissions
Price (new) Approx. $3,400 port-of-entry U.S.

Dimensions and Capacities
Wheelbase (in.) 82.7
Overall length (in.) 170.3
Overall width (in.) 60.3
Overall height (in.) 59.8 (top up)
Track front/rear (in.) 47.3/49.2
Ground clearance (in.) 11.2 (unladen)/9.3 (laden)
Curb weight (lbs) 2,293
Tire size 6.40x13
Turning diameter curb-to-curb (ft) 36.5
Fuel capacity (gal) 12.4 (+2.1 reserve)
Engine oil capacity (qts) 4

Type Triumph Herald ohv inline four
Bore x Stroke (mm/in.) 69.3/2.73x76.0/2.99
Displacement (cc/cu in.) 1147/69.9
Compression ratio 8.0:1
Fuel system 1 Solex 30mm B30 PESI carburetor, AC mechanical pump
Max. horsepower (@ rpm SAE gross) 43 @ 4500
Max. torque (lbs/ft @ rpm SAE gross) 50 @ 2700
Ignition 12-volt

Land Transmission
Type 4-speed manual with floor-mount gearchange; synchromesh on II-IV only
Ratios (I-IV: 1): 4.5/2.91/1.75/1.05 (reverse: 4.13:1)
Final drive ratio (:1) 4.714
Clutch Dry plate
Fluid capacity (pts) 4.4

Water Transmission
Type 1-speed forward/1-speed reverse with dual propellers
Ratio (:1) 1.0-3.0
Oil capacity (pts) 1.75
Propeller diameter (in.) 12

*Source: Owner's Manual, Amphicar Corporation of America.
Note: some dimensions differ from those variously published.

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