1 of 51: 1959 Taylor-Dunn Trident

The history of the Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Company is mentioned in this eBay posting, but I’ll give a quick run-down. The Taylor-Dunn Trident is an exercise in the philosophy of “necessity is the mother of invention.” A farmer was in… more»

Modified 72V 1980 Vanguard Comuta-Car

Let’s hear it for the weird stuff! Anyone? Anyone except me like the weird cars? Well, Larry D does. He pointed this one out to us, and I gotta say thanks for doing so, Larry D. Sebring-Vanguard was inspired… more»

Update: Early EV – 1968 MARS II Electric Car

UPDATE – Our own Russ Davis featured this 1968 Mars II EV last summer and it’s for sale again here on craigslist in Junction City, Oregon with a lower asking price of $5,500. Thanks to local_sheriff for sending in… more»

Electric Motorcar? 1972 Kelsen Sports Rider

Electric vehicles have certainly come a long way. Today, you can walk into a Tesla store and check out the latest in EV technology. But 50 years ago, the choices were few, if any. One EV oddity was the… more»

Lectric Le Car: 1980 Lectric Leopard

When a regular Renault LeCar isn’t unusual enough for you, we bring you this battery-powered 1980 Lectric Leopard. This is a Renault R5/LeCar that was purchased without an engine and related fuel system components and converted to run on… more»

Nicest One Left? 1981 Comuta-Car

A Hemi Cuda it ain’t, but I think these tiny EV wedge cars are incredibly fascinating and this may be the nicest one that I have ever seen. This 1981 Comuta-Car is located in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and the seller… more»

Fully Loaded! 1971 B&Z Electra King

This 1971 B&Z Electra King EV is almost like a Dr. Dolittle Pushmi-Pullyu (push me pull you), if anyone remembers Dr. Doolittle. Hello? Is this thing on? It’s hard to tell which end is the front and which end… more»

Silent Subaru: 1977 Jet Industries Electra-Van 500

I’m not sure which part of this 1977 Jet Industries Electra-Van 500 EV is more interesting, the tiny Subaru microvan part or the Texas-based conversion part. When you combine both of them they make for what I think is… more»

Electric Oddball: 1940 Autoette

Long Beach, California was once nicknamed “Iowa by the Sea” – droves of Iowan farmers were snowbirds there, many staying put once they decided the ocean view beat out of the corn view. Living in Long Beach was cheap… more»

Plug-In Project: 1980 Lectric Leopard EV

Millions of people around the world know them as the Renault 5 and we know them as the LeCar here in the United States. This car has yet another name, it’s a 1980 Lectric Leopard, a battery-powered R5, or… more»

Driven By Elvis: 1952 Dodgem Bumper Car

Elvis has left the building! And he’s headed for the Memphis Fairgrounds so he can take a few laps in this 1952 Dodgem bumper car, or so the story goes. While not a typical Barn Finds subject, it is… more»

Three Wheeling Oddball: 1983 Urba Sport Trimuter

I remember these as some of the more outré electric cars available in the 1980s. The Urba Sport “Trimuter” could be powered by 10 six-volt batteries and an electric motor, or by a 16 horsepower Briggs & Stratton twin-cylinder… more»

1-of-75? 1982 Electrek Uncar

Back in the 1970s, manufacturers were tinkering with electric-powered cars in response to the energy crisis. One of the results was a short-lived, low production EV built by Unique Mobility in Colorado. Perhaps it was functional, but it wasn’t… more»

Electric Car Find: CitiCar Collection

Until Tesla came onto the scene, the CitiCar was the most-produced, electric-powered car built in North America since 1945. Their heyday was between 1974 and 1977, although variants were built as late as 1982. Found together are three of… more»

Power Wagon: 1981 Ford Fairmont EV Wagon

Those of you who are unfortunate enough to know me either personally or online, know that a car like this 1981 Ford Fairmont EV wagon really turns my crank, even though this one doesn’t have a crank. Or an… more»

Barn Sparrow: 2000 Corbin Sparrow EV

This one is newer than the typical Barn Finds vehicle, but being a lover of unusual vehicles, not to mention EVs, I couldn’t resist showing this 2000 Corbin Sparrow. It’s appropriately dusty and has been parked since 2011 so… more»