Amphibious Car on Sale on eBay

Rick Dobbertin, a custom car builder, made this amphibious vehicle. The HydroCar is now up for auction on eBay. Tom Joslin of Jalopnik describes the car and explains why Dobbertin may have chosen to sell it:

The vehicle actually changes shape, lowering and extending pontoons when you switch it from land mode to water mode. The tunnel hulled HydroCar is propelled by a 572 Cubic inch Big Block Chevy that produces 762 horsepower.

While the HydroCar is clearly well built, after nine years and 18,800 hours, the custom vehicle is still not quite done. Several videos included in the auction show that while the HydroCar is improving as a result of testing, Dobbertin has been unable to get the boat to plane. Without being on plane the boat can't come anywhere close to the estimate of the HydroCar's 60 MPH water capability.

Link | Official Website | eBay Listing | Photo by eBay seller rick072800

Previously: The 10 Best Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles

I'd rather have a nice car AND a nice boat instead of some clunky hybrid. Not once in my life (or imagination) have I ever needed a car that could turn into a boat. Never, nadda, not ever.

Now a Jet Pack that turns into a Dune Buggy, that's a whole other story.
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