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There have been many attempts to build a car that could rule the waves. The Amphicar was designed by Hans Trippel and produced in Germany in the early 1960s, but it was a failure. It had a basic design fault, the steel hull rusted in salt water.

40 years later, one car manufacturer finally succeeded. The Dutton Mariner is the brainchild of designer Tim Dutton. The Mariner is the worlds only production amphibious car. Based on a standard Ford Fiesta, but with a boat shaped watertight body shell constructed from fibreglass. It may look like a bath tub on wheels but it drives like a normal car with a top speed of 95mph.

Clip from the documentary Extreme Machines Car Crazy.

Watch it here https://youtu.be/BZD-T5E0T78

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