This page was updated on 11 June 2012 

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Citr˘en 2 CV Citr˘en 2-CV (1998 ?)

Somebody made a 2-cv AMPHIBIOUS
Picture was taken by Remco Schuurman in the South of France and published in the Citroexpert 3-1999.

The 2-cv on the right is a catamaran, I'm not sure if it's amphibious and the one on the left has a big outboard motor but no wheels.

Picture used with permission from CitroExpert

http://www.citroexpert.nl/

Citr˘en DS Citr˘en DS (1960)

The current owner Doug Hilton has told me.

It has all aluminium body and is made from the components of a Citroen DS (1965). Hydro pneumatic suspension, power steering, brakes and gearbox.

Dating the components I know the donor car was a brand new UK specification DS of exactly 1965 and the vehicle is witnessed to have been in use during 1966. It probably was one of the most advanced amphibians of that time.

Unfortunately, the engine, gearbox, power take off e.t.c. were lost in time.

The car has two sets of front wheels, the original ones were moved to the back with the engine and locked into place and another set used for front steering! There for it also has inboard disk brakes.

The power for the water drive was taken from the timing shaft sprocket.

It was used to get to and from a small island in North Wales UK by probably the owner of Ferranti engineering and his family but this research is still going on.

Someone has spent a huge amount of time designing, building and in even shaping the body to look like a Citroen.

In the 1960's when Amphicar was boasting they had the only roadworthy amphibian in the world Citroen published a photograph of this amphibian (or a twin?) to say the Amphicar claim was false.

UK Citroen at Slough is no help and when I ask the French company, they will simply send the enquiry back to the UK. It seems this may there for be hard to check!

If SOMEBODY has ideas on this car or how I could get a reply from Citroen France then I (Doug Hilton) would be very grateful.

CLIMBER/ALPHA CLIMBER/ALPHA

THE TRACKED ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE Amphibian tractor and trailer operative on any kind of ground on gradients up to 80% frontal and 45% side.
hydrostatic reversible traction 0 - 35 km/h
Reversible guiding portable console also for outdoor use.
trailer with self traction.

Clubcar Clubcar (1999)

Truly one of a kind.

Fish and golf at the same time!!!
it has 2 small electric outboard engines on the rear.
in the water turn the rear float down and "sail" away.

This vehicle was for sale on Ebay.
Can't find the people that made this vehicle.

CMC tru bus

CMC tru bus
CMC Magnetics Thru Bus (2010)

Completely funded, developed and made in Taiwan, the Thru Bus is the first amphibious
electric vehicle in the world to use nickel-zinc-batteries.

The vehicles can reach a speed of 90 km/h on land and 12 km/h on water.
The nine-seater vehicles are used on a scenic route along the Keelung River.

With a diesel generator on the back it can be a nice Amphibious Camper. ;-)

Info came from Claude from France.
CROC prototype

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CROC prototype

CROC prototype
Coastal Riverine Overland Craft (CROC) (2011)

It is a Filipino-designed high speed amphibious, all-terrain vehicle.

Engine: Chrysler 5.2-litre Magnum V8 water-cooled
Gearbox: four-wheel drive automatic-transmission
Transfer-box: ?
Water jet gears: five-speed manual transfer
Brakes: 4 wheel disc

Steering: four-wheel
Weight: 2500 kg load: 1000 kg
Speed land: 120 km/h water:
Fuel-tank: Dual 200-litre
Range on paved road: 1000 km

All wheels retract in the water.
Then it is a high-speed powerboat capable of navigating shallow water.

Options:
Central tire-pressure control system.
A front winch and a portable winch.
A steel-reinforced back rest, that can be used as a bridge.

It's design includes self-righting capability in the event that it flips over.
The tri-hull design and 7.5 meter length provide stability.
The CROC stays afloat even when its compartments are filled with water.

Info came from "Aquastra"

Dear Santa, can I have the one in the bottom photo, I do not need al the medical stuff in the back unit, I make my own interior and in place of the stretcher I will hang a surfboard, I can't surf, but I am willing to learn.
No photo Cobra see Otocar Cobra
Colanni Sea-Ranger (1979)

Colanni Sea-Ranger (1979)

Colanni Sea-Ranger (1979)

Colanni Sea-Ranger (1979)
Colanni Sea-Ranger (1979)

This is not the toy model.

It is a real life size Amphib designed by the artist Luigi Colani.

In 1979 it was build from Unimog parts by Thyssen in Germany.

Thyssen only used it as a show model for his factory.

Looks like Science fiction.

If you take a close look at the photo's it is clear that:
This vehicle was redesigned/rebuild.

La Comet (2000)

La Comet (1932)

La Comet (1932)
La Comet France (1932)

Build by Ulysses Texier of Caillerie
It was presented to the world on March 3 1932 on the fairground in Secondigny.

Engine: 5 hp
Steering is by braking one side.
It had a system to balance it automatic on the 2 centre wheels.
But I can't find anything in the patent about the balancing system.

The top photo is a replica build in 2000
I have made an small Action Video at the Amphib2001.
Right click to down load.

Ulisses wanted to sell the idea to the army but that is to much for one man, so he sold his patents to the firm La Licorne.

His second model (1935) was named Licorne (Unicorn)

Similar in design is the Opperman Scorpion (1943)

No photo
Commando see Cadillac Commando V-100
Herzog Conte promotion photo

Herzog Conte transmision

Herzog Conte in the water

Herzog Conte in the water
Conte (1979) prototype only

It was presented at Frankfurt Saloon in 1979.

Engine: Ford 135 hp.
Gearbox: 5 forward 1 reverse.
Transfer-box: high / low
Water drive: PTO to a hydraulic pump to drive the dual hydraulic driven propellers.
One propeller could run forward and the other one in reverse so the Conte was highly manoeuvrable.
Speed land: 140 km/h water: ?

It was build from mostly Ford parts by Herzog in Germany.
The body was made from steel.
It had disk brakes in front and drums in the back.

The Herzog Conte is lost in time.
Not know to exist any more and probably scraped.

The colour photo's are from the brochure.
BW photo is a promotion press photo

Coot Coot (1985)

It is 4-wheel drive and has 4-wheel steering it was designed in 1964.
The Coot also is articulated. That is, it's front and rear bodies (one carries the front wheels, the other the rear wheels) are isolated and revolve around an 8-in. diameter pipe, the only connection between the two. With this arrangement the front wheels stay firmly planted even though the ATV's rear may be canted in steep or twisted terrain.
Water speed is 3 km/h propelled by wheels, or 8 km/h with an optional propeller.

Picture taken by Todd Mueller and used by permission.

Corphibian

Corphibian rear side

Corphibian propellor
Corphibian (1961) prototype

It was build by Hulten-Holm & Co on the bases of the Corvair 95 Load side truck with a 6 cylinder petrol engine.
The first owner Richard Hulten had it for 30 years and drove it 126 miles.

It is perfect original, except it has been repainted.

On the rear at the end of the loading bay there is a diving platform that also houses the swim parts

This Amphib has 2 propellers and 2 rudders mounted at the rear.
Not know is if there was more than one prototype build.

First picture taken by Gary Aube.
The other 2 are from cars and parts magazine.

Corvete Caravan

Corvete Caravan

Corvete Caravan
Corvette Week-End (1966)

Look at the one at the rear "the caravan" (camper trailer) that is the amphibious one.

Named the "Corvette Weekend" by it's French manufacturer.

The ull was made from fibber-glass.

Weight: 550 kg
Length: 4900 mm wide: 2100 mm hight:1800 mm

It has :
4 Beds.
a Clothes closet
a Kitchen with a sink
a Cooker and to top thing of a toilet.

It floats off the trailer when backed into the water and is powered by a 14-hp outboard motor.
That means it leaves the wheels on the road.
No photo
Covelink (2003) see Cardox Limited (2007
Creighton Gull

Creighton Gull
Creighton Gull (1966 - 1970)

Amphibious caravan (camper trailer) was made by
Creighton Caravans, Lancashire UK.

The trailer stays with it all the time in the water
It has a slide open sunroof, 4 beds, a kitchen and a closet for a port-a-potty.

In the water it uses a 10 hp outboard motor to get a speed up to 8 knots.
Needs 50 cm to float.
Made from fibreglass and polystyrene.

It is 5610 mm long but the cabin portion is about 4950 mm.

Croco

Croco prototype
The Croco

It was made in Germany.
The Croco is an articulated amphibious vehicle produced by TAG in 1983.

Engine: Wankel rotative
gearbox: goes through a varistor

The Croco also is articulated. That is, it's front and rear bodies (one carries the front wheels, the other the rear wheels) are isolated and revolve around an pipe, the drive shaft runs troug this pipe.
With this arrangement the front wheels stay firmly planted even though the ATV's rear may be canted in steep or twisted terrain.
There is no suspension and al the four wheels are steering.

Also known as Grocco or Rhino.
The rights of the vehicle are now with Kolper near Karlsruhe

Crocodile

Crocodile http://www.route6x6.com

You can find more about this machine in the museum of ROUTE6x6.

Picture used with permission from ROUTE6x6.

Crocodile Rouge
Le Crocodile Rouge - See Lady Dive for more info

Only this one has 2 outboard engines as backup.

It was built by Daniel Beauchene just outside Ottawa in a small town called St. Isadore, Ontario.

Sails on ‘lacs d’eau d’Heure’ Belgium.
Crococart Crococart (2002)

This is the real kid stuff.

I want to be a kid just to fit in this vehicle. ;-)

Crosley

Crosley

Crosley
Crosley with one "s" (1943)

He designed many vehicles.

This tracked amphibious vehicle was designed for swamps.
It holds 7 passengers

Engine:4 cylinder gasoline 45 hp
water propulsion: propeller.


It can tow an amphibious tracked trailer, also build by Crosley, to transport the wounded. The trailer has no propulsion.


CT&T

CT&T

CT&T
Ct&T (2009)

Korean Electric Vehicle specialist CT&T made an amphibious electric vehicle

Engine: 7 kw electric range 130 km on a lead-acid battery pack.
Length: 3000 width: 1500 height: 1500
Speed land: 65 km/h water: 16 km/h?

2 10-inch propellers on the rear
no 6x6 at best 1 axle is driven

A four-seat electric amphibious vehicle can make loads of fun.
It can even be practical. :-)

Normal sense wood be to take a portable generator on board when out on the water. :-)

Cuba one

AmphiChevy replica

AmphiChevy replica
Cuba 1 AmphiChevy (2003)

The 1951 flat bed Chevy was a crude raft design, with 55-gallon drums lashed to the sides, that held the pick-up truck mostly above the waterline.

The first attempt to crossing the 90-mile Florida Straits in hope of a better life in the USA.

Marcial Basante's, 35 was joined by a friend, Luis Gras, 35, with his wife Isora Hernandez, 26, and their 4-year-old son, Angel.

Before attempting their trip in the Chevy, Basante and Gras had made a living using the truck to haul construction materials and merchandise.
After they where arrested by US Coastguard the truck was shot and sunk.

In front of the Maroone Chevrolet dealership. www.maroone.com
Stands a replica (not for sale) (2008)

Luis Grass and his friend built a replica of the original, sponsored by Maroone Chevrolet.

Last two photo's are of the replica

Cuba two Cuba 2 AmphiBuick (2004)

The 1959 Buick was much sophisticated, as the whole body sits into the water. This means a lot work went into waterproofing the hull.

The bow works reel good (Fibreglass?)

This was Basante and Gras, second attempt to crossing the 90-mile Florida Straits in hope of a better life in the USA.

They had worked on the Amphib along with another friend known only by his first name, Rafael, who owned the car.

They travelled with their wife and their children making a total of 11 people.

Again they where arrested by US Coastguard and again the vessel was shot, so it sunk.

Cushman trackster Cushman trackster

You think they do not make them any more like this.

You are wrong :)

But it is only amphibious with extra pontoons.

www.trackster.com

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