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The best boat on the road, and best car on the water

Amphicars were made in West Germany in the 1960's.  They were usually boat as an expensive toy or  an inexpensive second car. The are said to be the "best boat on the road and the best car in the water."

SEBAGO LAKE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Amphicars are a brand of floating cars. They were being developed in Germany during World War II. After the war, the technology was purchased by a private company.

The Shaw Brothers, well known for their Gorham construction company, were introduced to the vehicle early.

"Our dad was buying a building, and there was a $1,500 difference over the price," mused brother Danny. "They flipped a coin with the winner getting the money and the loser getting the Amphicar. My father lost the flip, but he later figured he won because he got the Amphicar."

Amphicars are generally valued at between $35,000 to $70,000 apiece.

The California Company, which stocks parts for Amphicars, believes that the largest concentration of Amphicars in the United States is around Sebago Lake.

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