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    ETC: BMW Ultimate Swimming Machine leaves German police feeling soggy
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    Four men were pulled over in the German town of Eibenstock in what a police report described as "a convertible of a slightly different kind." What made this BMW 3 Series Convertible different? It was filled with 530 gallons of water. Yes, four German men had turned their car into a swimming ...

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    Video: Watercar Panther looks to wrangle the road and open water
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    Like flies to honey, boutique vehicle builders the world over (but mostly in California and Florida) are drawn to the challenge of building a better amphibious car. A newish entry to the segment, the WaterCar Panther, recently came to our attention via a deliberately wacky promo video making the ...

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    Video: Liverpool tourist duck boat sinks, rescues caught on video
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    Visit just about any major city on the water, and you're sure to find duck boats taking tourists out for a different view of the city. The safety of these land and sea vehicles have been questioned following some high-profile accidents including a fatal collision with a barge in Philadelphia back ...

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    Video: The Iguana 29 is a $290,000 amphibious tank
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    There's a vehicle for you if you have reoccurring nightmares about uncertain river crossings in the classic computer game Oregon Trail. The Iguana 29 is an amphibious vehicle designed to slowly go where no boat has gone before. At the push of a button, the craft can lower two tank treads to pull ...

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    Video: World's first amphibious ice cream truck burbles up in the Thames
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    If we were implored to rattle off our top ten things in the universe, you can bet your rubber ducky that cars, boats and ice cream would be featured prominently. Thanks to the enterprising spirit of the good folks at Cadbury, we can now make a little more room on our list. The HMS Flake 99 is ...

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    Report: Gibbs Aquada amphibious car hobbled by federal requirements, but aqua-ATV on the way?
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    Gibbs Technologies Aquada – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Man is back to his old tricks again: this time doing his best to keep down a fledgling amphibious car manufacturer. Gibbs Technologies is reportedly running into a tangle of regulation when it comes to bringing its ...

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    WaterCar Python rocks our Corvette-loving, Ram-driving souls [w/VIDEO]
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    WaterCar Python - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you thought that the amphibious Fiat we told you about last month would be a hoot, but you longed for more power than that car's 850 cc four-banger could provide, then maybe this is the vehicle for you. Billed as "THE WORLD'S FASTEST, ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Amphibious Fiat 850 barchetta
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    One-off amphibious 1975 Fiat 850 - Click above for full image gallery
    So you've got this 1975 Fiat 850 spider sitting there and you happen to live in Washington, where boating is almost as popular as coffee. You like your little Italian roadster but you really want a barchetta, something that can ...

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    $85k Gibbs aquatic car could be built in Auburn Hills, MI
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    Gibbs Technologies, makers of vehicles like the Aquada seen above, has managed to snag tax breaks from both the state of Michigan and the city of Auburn Hills to open its world headquarters near Detroit, the U.S. capitol for automakers. While we're sure that Michigan's Oakland County is happy to ...

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    Saleen tapped to develop amphibious vehicles for Gibbs
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    It's been just about a year since we last heard anything about the Gibbs Aquada, which should be coming to American roads and shores near you shortly. Last we heard, Gibbs was looking for an American partner and a place to get some engineering work and production done. At least one of those goals ...

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    Fiat Panda Terramare 4 makes it across the English Channel
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    Maurizio Zanisi apparently has way too much time on his hands. The Italian engineer has modified a Fiat Panda 4x4 with a flotation belt and a waterjet propulsion system to create the Panda Terramare 4 - a vehicle that adds a new dimension to "off-roading." Zanisi's Panda paddleboat splashed into ...

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    Jimny Cricket! Dutton's amphibious Commander S2
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    At some point during our formative years, we were afforded the chance to take a ride in a mid-1960's Amphicar, the German automotive equivalent of a platypus-- neither fish nor fowl. The little cruiser was in truth never made for a particularly good car or boat, but that didn't stop nearly ...

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