• Short Summary

    Fabulous amphibious car goes for a drive in the Thames.

  • Description

    Hampton-on-Thames, London.

    Gorgeous turquoise blue open topped car pulls out of a driveway and drives away from camera. C/U of father driving the car with wife beside him and two children in the back. It is an "Amphicar". Various shots of the interior of the car. A lever is pulled to make the doors watertight then the car is driven into a river. Good shot of the car being driven into the water and zooming up and down. Groovy music on the soundtrack. They pass Hampton Court. C/U of the front of the car - word "EFJAY" painted on the side. Car drives out of the water.

    Note: truly excellent amphibious car.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    245.05
    Media URN:
    3368
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:26:00 / 01:31:04:00
    Canister:
    CP 460

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The very same Amphicar seen here also appears in clip 1762.13.

  2. PamelaValemont says


    http://www.lulu.com/shop/pamela-lillian-valemont/mcguyver-starrs-amphicar/paperback/product-22403495.html
    McGuyver Starr was a Taxi Driver, whose life was really pretty dull. Actually, each day was fairly bleak and secretly he wondered if he was ever going to go very far, until the day he bought his brand new, second-hand, Lagoon Blue Amphicar! He’d never really thought about it, but deep inside McGuyver had a raging surfie streak; he was searching for a set of wheels to match his identity; something that spoke of the sea, yet made a statement that he was unique! By the time children read to the end of this book, they will be veritable authorities on the remarkable German-built Amphicar, which rolled off the assembly line in 1961 but had ceased production by 1968.

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