This Mustang is electric, literally

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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.

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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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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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    • 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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