Could this be the first Amphicar? These pictures show a much different Amphicar that was first sold in the U.S. in 1961. The New York license plates date the photos to 1960. Notable differences from the production Amphicar include the lack of a front bumper, a flatter front end and different looking fins that include stacked round tail lights. It’s quite possible that the manufacturer needed to make the modifications to satisfy the DOT and the Coast Guard!
- Amphicar rescued from Red River (cbc.ca)