AC/DC: 1967 B&Z Electra-King

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This retirement community daily-driver is a 1967 B&Z Electra-King and it’s located in Fallbrook, California. It can be found on eBay and also on Craigslist. The seller is asking $1,800 for this semi-rare, three-wheeled, yellow EV.

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I wish that this would have been the front 3/4 view instead of the rear, that would have meant that the pair of wheels were in front instead of in the rear. A 3-wheeler is much more stable when the single-wheel is in the rear, in my opinion. But, for a car with a top speed of 25-30 mph, hopefully you won’t have to wear a crash helmet every time you jump in and glide down to the corner store. The seller says that there are “minimal issues in the fiberglass”, but the body will take some work in order to bring it back to life. They say that a “boat guy can make this car shine in a couple hours.” This high-hat EV was made by B&Z Electric Car in Signal Hill, California and it’s tall enough that former President Lincoln could probably have worn his stovepipe hat in there.

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I wrote about one of these back in May, and I think that one may still be for sale if you can somehow track it down. It appears to have been in nicer condition than this one is in but, beggars can’t be choosers. This one needs about $700 in batteries – six 6-volt marine-type batteries to be exact – so I guess depending on your quality philosophy, somewhere between $100 and $175 per battery. It also needs a new brake cable but that shouldn’t be tough to track down or fabricate.

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No drink holders, GPS, or Bluetooth here, just the usual stray wires sticking out from under the dash, an aftermarket steering wheel cover, and some residential carpet; what more could a person ask for! These vehicles had a two-speed motor with reverse and the interior looks pretty good overall. The seats look like they just need a thorough cleaning, and under the seat is where you’ll hide those six batteries. The Electra-King actually had a decent-sized trunk/boot to store your flea market finds. Needless to say, I really like these small, oddball vehicles that a person doesn’t see every time they turn around. This one will need another grand put into it right away, and add in $500-$1,000 in shipping, depending on where you live, and you’re up to the price of a nice watch. Are any Barn Finds fans also fans of these little oddball EVs?

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Comments

  1. David

    There are a number of fun little electric cars out there. This is one the museum has. They were given 2, actually, but the other has been sitting outside, so this one is being sold as a “BOGO”, buy one, get one free.

  2. Scotty Staff

    Finally, another comment, even if it is mine!..

    This auction ended because “the item is no longer available”. Apparently, someone other than myself saw the value of this odd machine.

  3. Billy

    I had never heard of the Electra-King before today when I seen this 1962 on craigs list.
    https://mohave.craigslist.org/cto/d/kingman-electra-king/6855710712.html

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