Dover, Delaware: Big Amish Man Statue

Beloved local landmark is a statue of a very large Amish Man, currently promoting the sale of used cars.

Shirey's Auto Sales

2500 Bay Rd, Dover, DE
On the east side of Hwy 1/Bay Rd, about two miles north of Milford or a mile south of Frederica.
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Amish Giant

Amish Muffler Man at Shirey's Auto sales. I spoke with the owner of the auto lot about the giant's history, where he got it, etc. It's in excellent condition. Right on Route 1 on the way to the beach.

[Randi C, 07/20/2014]

The Amish Giant isn't a reconfigured Muffler Man, but he is similar in stature.

Amish Man.

Quaker Giant

A 15-foot-tall statue of an Amish man, arm raised in a greeting, hand extended for a handshake, stands upon a concrete pedestal overlooking Route 1 in Milford, out in front of Shirey's Auto Sales. I encountered him on the way to Ocean City, Maryland.

[NJMM_Hunter, 12/04/2013]

Amish man statue.

The Amish Man

Shirey's Car Sales has moved the 20-foot-tall Muffler Man/Amish Man to their location just south of Frederica. He is made of fiberglass and weighs 400 pounds. He is dressed with a black hat, beard, suspenders, and pants with a blue shirt. He originally stood in front of the Dutch Pantry House on US 13 in Dover.

[Pam, 07/02/2013]

The appeal of a Giant Amish Man is so strong that Shirey's Car Sales has wisely resisted the urge to convert him into a Giant Car Salesman. July 2013: Photo added.

Amish Man Gone

The big Amish man that stood guard over Shireys Used Auto Sales is gone -- as is Shireys. I wonder where he has wandered to now?

[Pam, 05/17/2013]

The hand configuration of the Amish Man suggests possible lineage to the Big Friend statues. Everyone please keep an eye out for him!

Amish Man.

Amish Man

This Amish guy was at a home-cooking-style restaurant further north on Hwy 13 in Dover. The restaurant closed a few years ago and he disappeared until recently. Now he's back with a new coat of paint at a used car lot.

[fritz hennig, 12/16/2012]

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