This Mustang is electric, literally

This Mustang is electric, literally

Pick of the Day is an electric-converted pony car done back in 1995

In the run up to Father’s Day, we’ve been publishing several stories about how fathers and grandfathers passed down their collector car genes. Here’s another, although this one is a Pick of the Day selection because the car is being advertised for sale on ClassicCars.com.

The car is a 1965 Ford Mustang coupe that the seller’s father converted to an electric vehicle back in the mid-1990s.

“My Dad had an idea, completed in July 1995, to build a ‘Classic Electric Car’,” the seller writes in the advertisement.

“He found the ’65 Mustang Coupe and contracted ‘E-Car’ to do the electric transformation and contracted Gerhard Wagner to do the restoration.”

The seller notes that the car was featured in Mustang Illustrated magazine and was displayed at Nike’s Hillsboro, Oregon, campus and at PGE Portland.

However, the car has been garaged and under a car cover for the past 22 years.

“Some batteries were removed and disconnected,” the seller said. “It’s time to let go of the past and have someone enjoy this dream that my father had.”

To which we’d add that maybe it’s time, in light of recent developments, for someone to update the electric powertrain and put this classic back on the road, for now and for the future.

The car is located in Troutdale, Oregon. The asking price is $28,500.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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  • Steve Hinkle
    June 7, 2018, 7:43 AM

    Cool! Question though, I see a 4 speed shifter. Does it have a transmission?

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    • RJ Miller@Steve Hinkle
      June 7, 2018, 5:01 PM

      I just followed all of the links. It appears (although not clearly stated) that the Mustang uses its original 3-speed gearbox. While its an interesting idea the stats indicate a range of only 35 miles however it reaches speeds of up to 85mph. The conversion was done nicely.

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      • Frank Branstrom@RJ Miller
        June 16, 2018, 3:52 AM

        Who would want it ? The only value is in the resto. Put a small block ford in !

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