Gibbs is Selling Off 20 of Its Aquada Amphibious Sports Cars
Like the flying car or the autonomous vehicle, the dream of owning a car that works practically both on land and on sea has been around for decades. The Amphicar kicked off the hype train in the early ‘60s, but Gibbs kept the dream alive in 2003 with the introduction of the Aquada. The Aqauda was what some would call a Miata for the sea. It was a small convertible with 175 horsepower from a Rover-sourced V6 and transmission. But its calling card, obviously, was its ability to transfer from land to see with ease. RELATED: See More of the 2003 Gibbs Aquada
The success of the Aquada wasn’t what Gibbs had hoped. And now, the firm is selling off 20 of its unsold Aquadas as collectors items. The price? $250,000. Not exactly what I’d call cheap.
According to FastAmphibians.com, Gibbs Chairman Neil Jenkins said that the $250,000 price tag is only “a fraction of their true value,” and since the car is a rare bird, all 20 of them will be sold purely as collector vehicles. But that doesn’t mean they can’t drive/float.
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Buyers will get a full warranty, and Gibbs says it has the resources and parts to maintain the vehicles for the next 20 years. If you’re in the market, you will have to head over to Gibbs headquarters in England to pick up the car in person.
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