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G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man SuperDork
8/22/16 10:09 p.m.
Knurled
Knurled MegaDork
8/22/16 10:12 p.m.

As dumb as that name is, it's not as dumb as "Le Car".

M2Pilot
M2Pilot HalfDork
8/22/16 10:22 p.m.

There's one of those is Raleigh.

MrChaos
MrChaos HalfDork
8/22/16 10:23 p.m.

Its a 1980 and has been in the garage since 1980 lololol.

ssswitch
ssswitch Dork
8/22/16 10:26 p.m.

Calling this thing a Leopard is just cruel.

etifosi
etifosi Dork
8/22/16 10:34 p.m.

Sacre bleu!

OH FSM! You drunken pirate bastard, how could you tempt me at the exact moment when I have $500 my wife doesn't know about?

An electric LeCarcass!

HappyAndy
HappyAndy PowerDork
8/22/16 10:36 p.m.

I have an acquaintance that is restoring one of those.

I offered to help him resto-mod it with modern electric forklift parts, but he wanted no parts of that, all original or not at all was goal. I should probably forward this to him, it might be the only way make his "right"

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man SuperDork
8/22/16 10:37 p.m.

In reply to etifosi:

It even comes with comprehensive documentation, and a clean title. What more could you want?

patgizz
patgizz UltimaDork
8/22/16 10:53 p.m.

Hmm. Going to jersey Saturday. Fit in bed of ram?

HappyAndy
HappyAndy PowerDork
8/22/16 10:55 p.m.

In reply to patgizz:

Probably, and all those old dead batteries are probably worth $100 at the scrap yard. When lead scrap was really high they'd have been worth twice that.

Rufledt
Rufledt UltraDork
8/22/16 11:37 p.m.

If only you could find a wrecked tesla for some parts...

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk UberDork
8/23/16 7:02 a.m.

It's worth $500 for a rust free, low mileage roller. Dump the electrics and put in a FWD drive train of your choice.That's a 1700 pound car. Anything over 100 HP would be entertaining.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill UltimaDork
8/23/16 7:06 a.m.

I would so buy that if it was around here. I've never heard of them.

gearheadmb
gearheadmb HalfDork
8/23/16 7:21 a.m.

I love that they spelled it lectric.

My dad and his old cronie buddies were hanging out one day talking about their cars. One old duffer asked another what LS meant on his car.

"Lectric start".

I about fell out of my chair.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/23/16 7:27 a.m.

I kinda want that...

Wayslow
Wayslow HalfDork
8/23/16 7:37 a.m.

In reply to Woody: I'm glad it isn't just me.

Brian
Brian MegaDork
8/23/16 8:07 a.m.

Has there been an electric challenge car yet?

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
8/23/16 8:15 a.m.

Y'know, if you dumped the lead-acid batteries and put in a bank of Braille Lithium-Ions in their place, that thing would probably work pretty good.

Those are $180 bucks apiece, so a bank of 5 is about $900. They also would trim the weight by about 150 lbs. There would be plenty enough space to bank 10 of them in that space if you need more range.

foxtrapper
foxtrapper UltimaDork
8/23/16 8:23 a.m.

Huh. That's almost tempting.

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
8/23/16 8:36 a.m.

In reply to jstein77:

Or do what Nacho did when he did the hybrid Fiero- find some old hybrid batteries, and figure out how to change via the wall.

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
8/23/16 8:53 a.m.
alfadriver wrote: In reply to jstein77: ...figure out how to change via the wall.

Was that a mis-type? Not sure what you meant by that.

84FSP
84FSP Dork
8/23/16 9:00 a.m.

The Electric Leopard

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
8/23/16 9:02 a.m.

When I saw the title I was hoping it was one of these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henney_Kilowatt

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
8/23/16 9:03 a.m.
jstein77 wrote:
alfadriver wrote: In reply to jstein77: ...figure out how to change via the wall.

Was that a mis-type? Not sure what you meant by that.

yes- should be charge, I'm not sure how to charge a hybrid battery system effectively via the wall. Nacho left his car purely hybrid.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
8/23/16 9:05 a.m.

I live so close... so tempting just as a runabout from home to work (10 miles each way)

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