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Start of the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race, 1971 Format: 1 photonegative - 35 x 24 mm. Notes: The Amphicar was a German vehicle manufactured 1960-1968. It was the first commercially produced amphibious car and used a Triumph Herald engine over the rear axle to power the wheels and twin propellors. In the water, the front wheels acted as rudders. The body was steel. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au