• May 4, 2005

What looked like a Mazda Miata that floats turns out to be a big anchor for the company that wanted to sell them for $285,000 a piece. No buyers have come forward to buy the car even now that Gibbs has slashed the price to $142,000. The company now says they are looking to sell the technology since they can't sell the car. If Springfield couldn't make it big with the Amphicar, there must not be a big market for sea-faring cars.



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      • 9 Years Ago
      Springfield's first AQUA-car factory, not amphi-car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I tell you why: This car looks like a Mazda Miata / MX-5. Make it fancier and it will sell like crazy!
      • 9 Years Ago
      G'DAY from AUSY .The amphibious car is not a stupid concept. It has been around for a long time and there are still areas where they are sorely needed .They are the poor countries helicopter for emergency relief and vital services etc . The Aquada comcept was wrongly targeted , plus the price was way out there . I build a small 4x4 (suv) that is fully amphibious and very capable on rough water (but not fast ) it has a small but dedicated market and costs no more than a normal SUV . A usefull transportation tool for remote , bridgeless areas , Islands , flood prone land and also just damn good fun for recreational use . See www.ozamphibian.com see ya mates !
      • 9 Years Ago
      Slap a Toyota badge on it. Automotive journalists will say "Sure its a crappy car AND a crappy boat, but we still really like it."
      • 9 Years Ago
      I remember that one of the "selling points" was that England has such a great network of rivers, people could cut their commute by taking to the waterway instead of the roadway. I guess even a "bargain" $142,000 is a bit much to cut ten minutes off the morning drive. Maybe if he made it a hybrid...
      • 9 Years Ago
      When are people going to stop resurrecting this stupid idea?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Or maybe if it were called a topless coupe?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Bigel, Who knew? LOL! I never expected them to hummer-ize the aquada.
      • 9 Years Ago
      They want it to sell? SUV-ize it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yes Wang, but the real car they were building was the Amphicar - A city on the GROW. http://www.amphicar.com/