Dover, Delaware: Big Amish Man StatueBeloved local landmark is a statue of a very large Amish Man, currently promoting the sale of used cars.
Visitor Tips and News About Big Amish Man Statue
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.
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]
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.
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!
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]