We were about ready to feature this drop-top Corvair because it was just so freaking gorgeous. The four speed and 4.11:1 posi rearend complement a spruced up suspension and front disc brakes. Then there’s the small matter of the stonking 144 volt electric motor powered by 18 8 volt batteries… The conversion kit comes by way of electroauto.com (a site deserving a feature of its own). From what we can tell, it’s the high-end AC motor kit, which allows for regenerative braking leading to longer ranges. It charges off of a standard 120V wall jack. The irony of an electric version of the Green Party candidate’s nemesis is not lost on us. What’s the catch? Right now the bidding’s at $10.9k with the reserve not met and the $39,000 buy it now suggests it’s got a way to go.
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