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Auction Alert: Bidding ends today on an Amphicar and a 1985 Ford F-150

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1985 Ford F150 restomod whiteToday’s auction cars scheduled to close out today feature one that can rack up nautical miles and a restomod-style mid-‘80s F-150 that looks good and has some power. The F-150 has met reserve, so any new bids are potential winners. Be sure to visit Hemmings Auctions for the latest listings and status of our live auctions.

1964 Amphicar 770

1964 Amphicar 770 propellers

The Amphicar is capable of traveling on land and water, while having the distinction of being the only mass-produced amphibious vehicle available to retail customers in North America. A shade under 4,000 were produced and this one received a rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2000. Since that time, the car has been driven and used in fresh water with a second restoration finished in 2017. The Amphicar has seen only 870 miles since both the engine and transmission were swapped out. The original engine and transmission have been saved and will be a part of the sale along with restoration photos, service manuals, service items, and a spare propeller. The interior is upholstered in its original colors and shows minimal wear with all instruments functioning including the water depth gauge that was installed on the dash. This car will provide some nice top-down cruising around the lake, or in it.

1985 Ford F-150

1985 Ford F150 Restomod engine

This Ford F-150 boasts some performance upgrades while maintaining a lot of its factory appearance. The dropped suspension features a new front end and new ball joints while under the hood, this Ford is powered by a V-8 with a Holley four-barrel carburetor. All front sheetmetal, the bed, and the cab were stripped and refinished, with the Georgia truck showing no rust. Some of the NOS parts used include the steel wheels and standard hubcaps with the original glass and seals still intact. The interior remains largely original with the factory dashpad and bench seat, but new carpeting was installed along with some updates in the sound system and heater as well as manual window lifts in both cab doors. The factory steering wheel was also swapped out with a Vintage Superior 500 wheel and 1958 F-100 horn button.