WaterCar is an American company that specializes in the manufacture and development of luxury amphibious vehicles. Based in Southern California, the company was founded by Dave March in 1999 when he was inspired by the Amphicar of the 1960s.March claims he originally had no plans to market an amphibious vehicle — just merely to build one.In 2013, the company released its first commercial vehicle, the Panther, which holds a top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h) on land and 45 mph (72 km/h) on water.The company holds 27 amphibious related patents as well as the Guinness World Record for the fastest amphibious vehicle. WaterCar vehicles are designed and manufactured at Fountain Valley BodyWorks, an 85,000 square feet (7,900 m2) collision repair auto body shop in Southern California,owned and operated by March.
The Panther is currently offered in two variants, Turnkey Minus and Complete Custom. Complete Custom is priced at $155,000 and Turnkey Minus is priced at $126,000 according to the company website.
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