Series 11 Episode 7

Series: 11
Episode: 7
Vehicle: 1967 Amphicar

Episode 7




Work Completed: Body work repaired: original paint stripped using sodablasting method to address all of the corroded areas and remove body filler from previous repairs; old fiberglass floor repair panels removed, rusted offside floor panel cutout and replaced with new metal; rusted front offside floor corner and corner bracket were cut out and new metal panels were welded in; offside rear three quarter panel and inner panel cutout and new metal panels welded in; fitted a new bonnet, body resprayed to original red colour, old aftermarket bilge pump and float switch replaced with new aftermarket parts and relocated to the centre of the chassis for more efficient draining, bilge pump outlet hole relocated from rear offside to the original hole in the rear and plastic outlet fitting replaced with chrome equivalent (keeping the original with the car should the new owner want to swtich), to make the car legal to operate in public waters, marine-spec fuel lines with protective sheath, external fuel filler cap and breather pipe with protective gauze, modified the original fuel tank with waterproof sealant and relocated the fuel takeoff and filler, fuel shutoff valve, electric kill switch, warning labels to show where the various safety features are located, fire extinguisher and waterproof battery case were fitted, new marine boards in the front compartment fitted to replaced non-standard carpets and wooden oars with “Amphicar” label were custom made, first motion shaft bearing replaced (not shown).

Notes: Purchased from Tavares, Florida. Restored car taken to the River Thames. Restoration price includes £2,500 shipping and travel expenses. During the test drive, the car stalled and had to be towed back to land, it was revealed that the first motion shaft bearing has been shredded and was replaced by Edd in the workshop (Not Shown). Sold to a buyer from the Netherlands.