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1969 Coot - ATV - UTV- Amphibious Vehicle
Thanks for viewing this amazing 1969 Coot ATV, amphibious, four-wheelin' workhorse. This beauty has undergone a TOTAL restoration, which was completed just last year. It has 2554 hours from new, but only a few hours of use since resoration.

It ALSO has an extra set of "JEEP"-type wheels without tires. These are included in this sale.
The current owner bought this Coot in 1974. He believed it to be a 1965, but on review of his title documents, I think it's a 1969. He had something for sale and the first owner asked if he'd be interested in trading for the Coot. The Coot at that time had been taken apart because the first owner broke a gear in it. The trade was agreed and the Coot was delivered. It was put away in a climate-controlled storage house, which was housing a car collection.

Shortly after taking possession of the Coot, the current owner happened through Knoxville, where the early Coots were manufactured. He found someone who worked on these or who sold these and he bought a full set of the COOT decals,  some spare parts, an owners manual and a parts book.


The Coot sat in storage until two years ago, when between car projects, the current owner decided it was time to restore the Coot. It took him about six months and he had to have a brand new gear machined to factory specifications. The new gear is made from better materials and is much better quality than that old one that failed.

So, up for auction is what might be the only "rotisserie"-type restored Coot in existence. The restoration was undertaken by an experienced car restorer, who usually works on his collection of Packards, but also has had some fun doing this Coot and an Amphicar.

This Coot is flawless! If Coot have a museum, this should be in it. All of the mechanics, including the 12HP Tecumseh engine, work great and it's ready for anything that you can throw at it!
I took these pics to give you an idea of the size. The driver is an average size man. The picture on the right shows him reversing into a smallish two-car garage.

What is a COOT? (special thanks to

What is the Coot? It's a simple question, but hey, its valid. Not everyone knows the name of the world's most incredible ATV! Simply put, the Coot is a full-time four-wheel drive, articulated ATV. Articu-what? The Coot has two separate body sections connected by a joint in the middle. This joint allows the body sections to twist independently of each other (up to 45 degrees!) and keep all four wheels driving as much of the time as possible. The picture at the right shows the Coot's articulated hulls in action!

Coots were originally powered with 12 or 18 horsepower Tecumseh engines. This may not seem like a lot, but the Coot is geared for power. These babies will take a 75% grade with no problem! The Coot's drive system is powered through a centrifugal clutch and a 2 forward and one reverse speed transmission. This combination is simple and reliable, yet it allows for a wide range of power for varying conditions. The drive shaft delivers power to the axles through worm gears, ensuring efficient delivery.

Coots steer similar to a car. There were two steering systems available. The 124x models utilize two-wheel steering while the 444x models utilize four-wheel steering. As you can imagine, the 444x models have a dramatically tighter turning radius.

Not only are Coots powerful and easy to drive, they are frighteningly tough machines! Their laminated all-steel frame is welded to a tough 16 gauge steel skin that will resist nearly anything you throw at it (you can take that literally, too!). I've rammed my Coot into a tree at full speed, about 20 mph, with astounding luck. The tree didn't fare so well, but the Coot seemed to have a chuckle over the mishap.

Speaking of driving, you can drive a Coot darn near anywhere it will fit, including water! The Coot will happily propel itself along at about 2-3 mph in calm water using its tires as paddles. Of course, if you are lucky enough, your Coot has the optional propeller out drive, allowing you to navigate moving water at about 5 mph. Fishing, anyone?

In a nutshell, thats what a Coot is. To really understand a Coot, though, you need to take one for a spin. Unfortunately this can be hard to do since they went out of production in 1985!

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WE'RE "BROKERING" THIS  VEHICLE AND IT'S NOT LOCATED AT OUR DEALERSHIP. If you want to see it, please contact Ken on 828-654-3222 or email in advance and I'll arrange an appointment with the owner. The car is located approximately 30 miles from our dealership. 

This Coot is like Brand New, you will NEVER see another one like it!

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Don't miss out on this STUNNING ONE OF A KIND Coot!!!

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If you're interested in exporting this COOT, anywhere in the world,

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- Call Ken on 828-654-3222 upon completion to discuss payment and pick-up/delivery arrangements. We will overnight paperwork, liaise with your transporter, insurance company, or financial institution and just do whatever we can to make this a very easy, hassle-free transaction for you.

PAYMENT - A deposit of $500 is required within 24 hours and all sales are to be completed no later than 7 days from the auction ending. This deposit can be payed via PayPal, Electronic Bank Transfer, Credit Card, or via an Overnight courier. This deposit is our way of knowing that you're a real buyer. If it's not received within 24 hours, eBay will be notified, the car will go back up on eBay and it will also be available for sale locally.  IF YOU WILL HAVE A PROBLEM PAYING THE DEPOSIT WITHIN 24 HOURS OR A PROBLEM COMPLETING THE TRANSACTION WITHIN 7 DAYS, PLEASE CONTACT KEN 828-654-3222 BEFORE YOU BID.

PAYING WITH PAYPAL and CREDIT CARDS - We accept a maximum of $2,000 (including deposit) to be paid via Paypal or credit card.

FEES - THERE IS A $99 DOC FEE ADDED TO EVERY SALE. This helps us to cover some of the extra costs involved with doing business on eBay. (We pay for all documents to be FedEx'd, we pay a monthly subscription to a shipping dispatch service, PayPal costs approximately 3% per transaction, etc.)  So the $99 doesn't go very far and isn't "just extra profit".

WE ARE A LICENSED AND BONDED NORTH CAROLINA CAR DEALER, therefore, if you will be registering this vehicle in the State of North Carolina, we are required by law to register it for you, in which we case, we will also collect Highway Use Tax, license plate and registration fees. Cars that are to be registered in another state, or to be exported, are not subject to Highway Use Tax.

SHIPPING - We have Ebay experience and have access to trustworthy transportation companies for US and Worldwide delivery. YOU, the buyer, are responsible to pay for transportation unless otherwise agreed in writing on our signed buyer's order.

* DESCRIPTIONS AND CONDITION - We will endeavor to describe any flaws and conspicuous blemishes, but we've found that two people can have a very different idea of what is an acceptable attribute, or what condition is expected of any particular mileage vehicle. If paint condition is a concern to you contact us and let us describe the vehicle to you hands on. If mechanical condition is important to you, we encourage inspections from franchised dealers, inspection service companies and independent mechanics. We will do whatever we can to help to have an inspection completed, including delivering a car to a franchised dealer or independent mechanic, within a reasonable distance. ALL VEHICLES ARE SOLD "AS IS", unless still covered by manufacturer's warranty.

FOR SALE LOCALLY - This vehicle is for sale locally, so we reserve the right to end the auction early if sold.

All original pictures are copyright G And S Motors LLC 2011 and where applicable, are displayed courtesy The Winning Connection.

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