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Lake Buena Vista in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Amphicars

An amphibious automobile suited for both land and water

 
 
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Photographed By Adam Margolis
1. Amphicars Marker
Inscription.  The Model 770 Amphicar was named after its ability to achieve speeds of seven knots in the water and 70 mph on land. 3,878 Amphicars were manufactured in Germany from 1961 to 1968. During that time 3,046 were imported into the United States. The Amphicar rear-engined and uses a 4-cylinder British-built Triumph Herald motor producing 43 hp. All Amphicars are convertibles, offered to civilians in four colors; Beach White, Regatta Red, Lagoon Blue, and Fjord Green (Aqua). Two American Presidents owned Amphicars; Jimmy Carter and Lyndon B. Johnson. President Johnson would invite friends and even foreign dignitaries to his Texas ranch for a joyride in his car. Today, the Boathouse is the only location in the world that offers Captain Guises Amphicar tours in a unique water experience around Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 28° 22.302′ N, 81° 31.078′ W. Marker is in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in Orange County. Marker
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Photographed By Adam Margolis
2. Amphicars Marker
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can be reached from East Buena Vista Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. English Tea Garden (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream of Extinction (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oldengate Bridge (approx. 4.4 miles away); Tyrannosaurus Rex (approx. 4.4 miles away); Visit Carousel of Progress (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Liberty Tree (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Liberty Bell (approx. 5.1 miles away); Forced Eastward (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Buena Vista.
 
More about this marker. Barker is inside Disney World and requires an entrance fee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 25, 2022