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Username Post: Amphibious Chevy Corvair Prototype        (Topic#331005)
Tony 
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12-04-15 08:25 AM - Post#2593275    

This 1961 Chevrolet ‘Corphibian’ is said to be the single amphibious prototype commissioned by GM and built by the Hulten-Holm Company of Pontiac, Michigan the same year as the Amphicar was debuted. The bottom features a fiberglass hull and the vehicle is said to have only ever covered 157 miles.

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Water controls for both prop and rudder are in the bed, so we suspect that people are into intended to be in the cab while on a lake. Plowing the nose of this thing into the water also seems a bit risky given that the front doors are not likely water tight.


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The wired control switch is shown, which we suspect is the rudder control, though the description says that the rudder is controlled in the cab.


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The interior looks quite nice, and given the low mileage might be original.


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The shot above is a period photo of this Corvair on the water


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Tony 
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12-04-15 08:26 AM - Post#2593276    
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12-05-15 11:10 AM - Post#2593501    
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This is awesome, Tony ... can't say I remember seeing this before. Hmmmm....


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Maxbigblock 
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12-15-15 05:26 AM - Post#2595592    
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That's quite unique. It looks pretty good in the water as it sits nice and high without much draft.

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12-23-15 11:25 AM - Post#2597275    
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Very Kool!

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12-24-15 07:48 AM - Post#2597398    
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Wow. That's interesting and gorgeous. Wonder where it is now?

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01-11-16 05:31 PM - Post#2601463    
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This is this coming week end.

I might have to go just to see this.

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/FL0116-230 150/0/1...

Looks like you could buy this



 




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