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Autoworld - Belgium

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Canadian Automotive Museum - Canada

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Canada Science & Technology Museum - Canada

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Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM - Germany

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Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin - Germany

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Automuseum Asendorf - Germany

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Autotechnika Museum - Germany

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Museo dell'Automobile di San Martino in Rio - Italy

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Louwman Collection - Netherlands

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Ulster Folk & Transport Museum - Northern Ireland

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Skokloster Motor-Museum - Sweden

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Auto Museum Kneippbyn - Sweden

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Rahmi M Koç Müzesi - Turkey

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Brooklands Museum - UK

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Lakeland Motor Museum - UK

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Totnes Motor Museum - UK

bullet Rafael Auto & Collectible Museum - California
bullet Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum - California
bullet The Forney Transportation Museum - Colorado
bullet Tallahassee Antique Car Museum - Florida
bullet Door Prairie Auto Museum - Indiana
bullet Ellingson Car Museum - Minnesota
bullet Harold Warp, Pioneer Village - Nebraska
bullet Saratoga Automobile Museum - New York
bullet Canton Classic Car Museum - Ohio
bullet Pioneer Auto & Antique Town - So. Dakota
bullet Performance Car Museum - So. Dakota
bullet Lane Motor Museum - Tennessee
bullet Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Texas
bullet The LeMay Family Collection at Marymount - Washington
bullet Doc's Classic Car & Cycle Museum - Wisconsin

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1962 Amphicar Model 770Brooklands Museum
Brooklands Road, Weybridge,
Surrey KT13 0QN
Tel: 01932 857381 Fax: 01932 855465
Email: info@brooklandsmuseum.com

WELCOME TO THE ‘SPIRIT OF BROOKLANDS'
The Birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation
Printable location map available on the 'Plan your visit' menu on this site. 
We are open SEVEN days a week, 10am - 5pm.




Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM
Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM
Obere Au
74889 Sinsheim (Germany)

Situated on an area of over 30.000m² indoors, and in open-air grounds comprising in excess of 50.000m², the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM offers you more than 3.000 exhibits. Among them the original Concorde of the AirFrance plus a Russian supersonic-jet Tupolev TU-144 and 300 vintage cars, 200 motorbikes, 40 race- and sports cars, 27 locomotives, 50 airplanes, 150 tractors, steam engines and trucks.

Family orientated features are important to us. In our open air grounds we are offering playgrounds for children and in our restaurants you have the possibility to relive the highlights of your visit. A world sensation is the IMAX 3D movie theater, where you can enjoy the experience of three-dimensional movies on a 20x27m screen. Our new hospitality property, HOTEL SINSHEIM offers all of the luxury and conveniences of a four star hotel.




The Forney Transportation Museum
4303 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80216
303-297-1113

This is my own car, all original and untouched. Lost for 40+ years and then returned to the original owner. It was her 1st car! This photo is in the Forney museum with the 1958 Martin Air-Car which flies, swims and drives parked just behind my Amphi.

The Forney Transportation Museum is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 500 exhibits relating to historical transportation. It began with antique cars, but soon expanded to include vehicles of all kinds. Some of these are familiar, while others spark the imagination.

'Big Boy' -The World's Largest Steam Locomotive • Forney Locomotive • Railcars, Cabooses, Coaches and a Diner • Antique Cars • Buggies • Carriages • Wagons • Fire Engines • Aircraft • Denver's only Cable Car • Trolleys • Steam Tractor • Motorcycles • Bicycles • Tricycles • Models •Costumes • Music Boxes • & Much, Much More! Come see them all!




Ulster Folk & Transport Museum website
CULTRA, HOLYWOOD, CO.DOWN BT18 OEU
NORTHERN IRELAND
TEL +44 (0)28 9042 8428

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, voted Irish Museum of the Year, illustrates the way of life and the traditions of the people of the North of Ireland.

The award winning galleries of the Transport Museum display Ireland's most comprehensive transport collections from horse drawn carts to Irish built motor cars, from the mighty steam locomotives which graced our railways to the history of ship and aircraft building.

Thanks to Alexander Melville!

 




Saratoga Automobile Museum
110 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tel (518) 587-1935
Fax (518) 587-4149

The Saratoga Automobile Museum preserves, interprets and exhibits automobiles and carriages, and artifacts. Our focus is to celebrate and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts about the role of automobiles in this region and country's social and economic development, and the important engineering and design accomplishments these vehicles represent.
The mission of the Saratoga Automobile Museum is to display significant cars, trucks, and vehicles that not only represent the automotive heritage of new York State but the entire world of motorized transportation.  In addition to a permanent collection of vehicles, a variety of workshops, interactive displays, lectures, and outdoor shows will expand the scope of the Museum.
The Museum is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York Department of Education as a not-for-profit institution.  The Museum is a member of the American Association of Museums and the National Association of Automobile Museums.




Louwman Collection
Steurweg 8
4941 VR Raamsdonksveer
Netherlands
Tel (+31)162-585400
Fax (+31)162-585554

The Louwman Collection have been brought by two generations of the family Louwman at each other. The collection has already started in 1934, and is the oldest private collection in the world. It is priced by the national and international profession press and is labeled as one of the most beautiful motorcar collections in the world. The result of many years' investigations and collecting

Thanks to Leen Neeleman!




Ellingson Car Museum
20950 Rogers Drive
Rogers, Minnesota 55374
Phone (763) 428-7337

VA stroll through the museum will take you on a nostalgic trip through the automotive past. Enjoy seeing 100 vehicles, including cars, trucks and motorcycles, from the early 1920's through the muscle cars of the 60's and 70's. Historic videos, pictures, memorabilia and a doll collection are also on display




Canton Classic Car Museum
Market Avenue & Sixth St., SW
Canton, Ohio 44702

Visitors come to Canton for the Football Hall of Fame, the home of former President William McKinley, The McKinley Monument and the Saxton House. But no trip to Canton is complete without a visit to the Canton Classic Car Museum. For an interesting account of a recent visit to the Museum by Chris Skeeles, click here.




Photo Copyright 2000 Mark StoddartLakeland Motor Museum
Cark-in-Cartmell Grange-over-Sands
Cumbria
Great Britain

Opened in 1978, this extensive museum is now one of Britain's most interesting, featuring over 100 varied vehicles and numerous displays of unusual automobilia.

Thanks to Britain's Mark Stoddart for this tip and the photo




Pioneer Auto & Antique Town
Murdo, South Dakota

Over 250 Antique & Classic Cars. 39 buildings of exhibits. Music Boxes, Guns, Glassware, Toys. Also see Elvis Presley's personal motorcycle.




Harold Warp, Pioneer Village
Minden, Nebraska

More than 50,000 items from every field of Human Endeavor. 28 buildings on 20 acres showing man's progress since 1830. Friendly folks and be prepared to spend a LOT of time here!

Their Amphicar is a nice example of a little used Amphi. It just needs 2 more original tires for the front. I took this photo on the way to Celina 2006.




Louisville Automobile Museum
Louisville, Kentucky

This 1967 Amphicar has been on museum display for more than 22 years.




Thanx to Ralph Fowler for this photo!Autoworld
Brussels, Belgium

Discover the history of the automobile through its unique collection of more than 300 vehicles from all over the world including horse-drawn carriages, coupé sports cars of the 1950s, limousines of your dreams or popular saloon cars, not to forget motor cycles and other utility vehicles.




Performance Car Museum
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Shelbys, Big Block Chevys, Mopars, and even some of the modern day exotic muscle cars, such as a Ferrari Testarossa, are on display. Also some Celebrity Cars. Cars formerly owned by Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Lee Marvin, John Wayne, and Steve McQueen’s motorcycle. You can even see the Amphicar from Pontiac Moon!




Museo dell'Automobile di San Martino in Rio (RE) (San Marino Automobile Museum)
Borgo Maggiore
Republica di San Marino
Italy




Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum
Escondido, California

Deer Park is nestled on 15 acres of vineyard, orchards, grape arbors, gazebo, and shady oaks. Gourmet Deli, extensive gift shop, picnic grounds, and the world's largest auto museum of vintage convertibles and Americana.
Thanks to Cheri Embree for this museum tip!




Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, LBJ Ranch
Johnson City, Texas

"The President, with Vicky McCammon in the seat alongside him and me in the back, was now driving around in a small blue car with the top down. We reached a steep incline at the edge of the lake and the car started rolling rapidly toward the water. The President shouted, "The brakes don’t work! The brakes won’t hold! We’re going in! We’re going under!" The car splashed into the water. I started to get out. Just then the car leveled and I realized we were in a Amphicar. The President laughed. As we putted along the lake then (and throughout the evening), he teased me. "Vicky, did you see what Joe did? He didn’t give a damn about his President. He just wanted to save his own skin and get out of the car." Then he’d roar." --Joseph A. Califano, Jr.




Rahmi M Koç Müzesi
Hasköy Cad No. 27
Hasköy 80320
Istanbul, Turkey

The Museum's General Manager A.J. Phillipson writes: "We have nearly 40 cars in total including this 1961 model Amphicar, but have little information on its history. We also have numerous full size exhibits such as marine and land steam engines, railway locomotives, aircraft and ships, together with a superb display of models. A mention on your web site would be appreciated, in case any Amphicar enthusiasts are thinking of visiting Turkey!"




Autotechnika Museum
Weserstrasse 225
32547 Bad Oeyhausen
Germany

Besides the two Amphicars shown at right, according to Clubmembers Martin Rohe and Kirsten "Kiki" Höffken, this great automotive museum accommodates the following other amphibians: a VW Type 166 "Schwimmwagen", a Russian GAZ Type 46 MAW (a Ford GPA copy) and a DUKW. It also displays about 150 other cars, 250 motorcycles, various steam engines and other technical equipment.  Bad Oeynhausen is located right in
the center of Germany, about 80 km west of Hannover.




Photo Copyright 2000 Mark StoddartRafael Auto & Collectible Museum
San Rafael, California

Located just north of San Francisco in Marin County, this private museum is owned by Club Member Sheldon Donig, who writes,"Yep, I am the owner of the museum, I did it as an extension of my hobby of collecting 'stuff'. It is happily opened up by appointment to car clubs, senior groups and hobby-related groups at no cost. The Amphicar has just 3,000 miles on it and was used in the Columbia Sportswear ads. Luv my Amphicar!"  For more info, check out the web site.




Door Prairie Auto Museum
LaPorte, Indiana

A distinguished collection of over 50 antique and classic automobiles housed in a spectacular three floor building located just south of LaPorte. The collection also features antique toys, airplanes and historic facades spanning 100 years of automotive history. Located just south of beautiful Lake Michigan about 60 miles southeast of Chicago.




Photo provided courtesy of Ray Plante. Thanks Ray!Canadian Automotive Museum
99 Simcoe Street
South Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4G7
Canada

Ray Plante writes, "They have a pristine Amphicar that was driven from the dealer's showroom to the museum only. I use this car as my reference vehicle during my own restoration. The museum is located where Sam McLaughlin lived. Sam was the instigator for General Motors being located in Oshawa because of the McLaughlin carriage works just outside of Oshawa."

Rather cleverly, they have parked the rear of the car towards the stairway so that one can see the props as one descends the stairs.




Skokloster Motor-Museum
Skokloster Wärdshus & Hotel
Skokloster, Sweden

A vehicle museum located within a charming hotel and conference center located not far from either Stockholm or Uppsala.




LeMay Family Collection at Marymount
325 152nd Street East, Tacoma, WA 98445
253.272.2336
info@lemaymarymount.org

After years of planning and hard-work of so many, Harold LeMay's dream of a museum where others can come and enjoy this breathtaking collection is finally becoming a reality. He wanted a venue which would allow the public to view and enjoy this collection, from car aficionados to schoolchildren, and everyone in between.

It will be the largest automobile and transportation museum in the world, with nearly 500,000 feet of gallery, display and storage space.  Shown above is a 1964 Amphicar with the Serial Number 101716 from its vast collection.




Automuseum Asendorf
Essenerstraße 5
27330 Asendorf
Germany
Tel.: (04253) 7 14
Fax: (04253) 89 52 55

Thanks to our Belgian friends André & Daniel Rooseleer for the tip and photos about this vehicle museum near Nienburg in northwestern Germany!


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Tallahassee Antique Car Museum
3550A Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Tel. (850) 942-0137

One of the southeast's finest collections of rare automobiles and unique collectibles, including this lovely beach white Amphicar.




Lane Motor Museum
702 Mufreesboro Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
Tel. (615) 742-7445

Opening in October 2003, this new museum focuses on European makes, so those also interested in micro cars and eastern European rides will appreciate its other offerings, which are arranged by country of manufacture.

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Kneippbyn, Gotland
Sweden

Mark-Peter Brandt writes from Cologne, Germany:

I shot these three photos in Kneippbyn, a small village only 3 miles south Visby, the capital of the Swedish Island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.  Here is an English translation of the Swedish text of the third photo:

AMPHICAR 1964

Amphibious car which can go on both water and land. Made between 1961-1968 in Berlin by an American company and with an English Triumph motor in the rear. It has got 4 cylinders and 1.2 liters cubic-capacity. The two props give it a top speed of 6.5 knots. On land 110 km/h [70 mph]. In the lake it is steered by the wheel. Equipped with double bilge pumps. Drove between Gotland and mainland [distance: more than 50 miles] and cross the English Channel. This one belonged to a movie company.

 




berlinmuseum.JPG (55725 bytes)Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
Berlin, Germany (still under construction)

Mark-Peter Brandt from Cologne, Germany writes: "This is one of the biggest and best known museums in Berlin, formerly known as the 'Museum für Verkehr und Technik.' Because the Amphicar is one of few cars ever manufactured in Berlin, they have an example for the museum. The museum is still under construction, so the Amphicar is not in it right now, but in a garage nearby.  In the picture you can see me, my son and the Amphicar (I'm sorry that the picture is a bit blurred! When I'm in Berlin again, I will make a better one!)




Doc's Classic Car & Cycle Museum
W2709 State Hwy 29
Bonduel, WI 54107
Tel. (715)758-9080

Brenda Erikson of the Green Bay Chronicle writes: "I just returned from Doc's Classic Car and Cycle Museum, a fun addition to Doc's Harley-Davidson, in Bonduel, Wisconsin, where owner Stephen Hopkins has a gorgeous restored Amphicar that can often be spotted on Shawano Lake in the summer.  His museum was great.  He has a fun collection of treasures, all housed in the front of a 1938 Standard Station that he dismantled and moved to the site of his business. Makes me want one!"




Totnes Motor Museum
Steamer Quay
Totnes
Devon TQ9 5AL
United Kingdom
Tel: +441803 862777

Does anyone have a photo
of the Amphicar here?




Canada Science & Technology Museum
1867 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario  K1G 5A3
Canada
Tel. (613) 991-3044

Graham Hurst writes, "Years ago my father donated our family's Amphicar to the Canada Science and Technology Museum. It is in the museum collection, but it is not on display..."

"The museum also has the owner's manual, maintenance manual, and advertisements. This was the 2nd Amphicar sold in Canada (the first in the province of Ontario). As a publicity stunt for the dealership (Amphi Motors in Toronto), two women crossed Lake Ontario in it. My father bought it new and owned it until it was transferred to the Canada Science and Technology Museum. We used it for daily transport from 1960 through 1966. Cheers, Graham Hurst."




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