Vehicle: 1967 Amphicar
Purchase Price: £21,000
Final Cost After Restoration: £30,600
Final Selling Price: £35,200
Original air date: 28 April 2014
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 switch), 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 replace non-standard carpets and wooden oars with “Amphicar” label were custom made, first motion shaft bearing replaced (not shown).