1970 LEGRAND ELECTRIC CAR


 

1970 LEGRAND ELECTRIC CAR
Seller tells us THIS CAR IS ONE OF A KIND. IT WAS BUILT BY GLENN LEGRAND FROM PLANS GIVEN TO HIM BY POPULAR MECHANICS MAGAZINE. THE 72-VOLT LEGRAND WAS BUILT OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD. IT IS MADE OF POLYURETHANE FOAM, FIBERGLASS, AND MANY SPECIAL ORDER AND HAND MADE PARTS. THE BODY PLATFORM HE USED WAS THAT OF A VOLKSWAGON BEETLE ALTHOUGH THE LEGRAND IS THREE FEET LONGER AND TWO FEET WIDER THAT A VOLKSWAGON BEETLE. THE POWER SOURCE IS TWELVE 6-VOLT BATTERIES CONNECTED IN A SERIES TO AN EIGHT HORSEPOWER MOTOR. IT HAS A STICK SHIFT, BUT NO CLUTCH. THE MOTOR IS CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO THE DRIVE SHAFT. THE FOOT-FEED, OR THROTTLE CONTROL PEDAL, IS LIKE AN ELECTRIC VOLUME CONTROL DIAL. IT SENDS A SIGNAL TO THE CONTROL THAT IN TURN, SENDS CURRENT TO THE MOTOR. ONE TWELVE-VOLT BATTERY IS USED TO RUN THE LIGHTS, TURN SIGNALS AND ACCESSORIES. IT HAS A RANGE OF 50 MILES AND IS SAID TO HAVE A TOP SPEED OF 55 MPH, ALTHOUGH I HAVE NEVER HAD IT AT THAT SPEED.
We think this car will take your breath away at the car shows.  But not in the same sense that an Aston Martin or 1937 Alfa would.  This is the patron saint of underbite and may well be used as a attachment-less snow plow in the winter.  You will certainly be the only one at the show with one which has it’s own beauty.  We bet you believe this car was built from a set of plans from Popular Mechanics.  It was.   Find this rarity here on eBay with bidding at $2,000

 


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