EV

Plug And Play: 1980 Comuta-Car

Like going to a wine tasting party, vintage EVs are very much an acquired taste, usually among a specialty group of folks with turtlenecks and skinny jeans and.. no, wait, that’s just for wine tastings. Folks who like cars… more»

Tesla Alternative: 1981 Ford Escort Electrica EV

Ok, there’s no jet engine in this 1981 Ford Escort Electrica, but Jet Industries out of Austin, Texas converted engineless vehicles to battery power and one such beast was the Ford Escort Jet Electrica. This rare example can be… more»

Italian Supercar: 1974 Elcar Zagato

This is a car that I have been trying to find for a few years now, or one like it. This 1974 Elcar Zagato (yeah, that Zagato) can be found here on Craigslist with a $2,000 asking price. It’s… more»

Chevy Volt Powered: 1974 Volkswagen Beetle EV

This is an unusual EV conversion in that it’s a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle and it has a late model Chevy Volt battery pack. It can be found here on Craigslist in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The seller is… more»

No Insane Mode: 1980 Comuta-Car

My prediction for a surge in vintage EV values hasn’t quite panned out yet (crickets), but cars like this 1980 Comuta-Car are still super interesting to see, in my opinion. This little edgy wedge can be found here on… more»

Bargain EV? 1959 Taylor-Dunn Trident

I have a couple of friends who live in sort of a, not a gated community, but a community.. with a gate and a fence.. hmm.. well, in any case, it would be perfect for something like this 1959… more»

Battery Boxster: 1999 Porsche Boxster EV

It’s pretty rare when we show a car this new here at Barn Finds, but a reader sent in this tip and being a lover of unusual cars, and EVs, I couldn’t resist. This is a 1999 Porsche Boxster… more»

Suzuki GSX-R600 Powered! 1975 Elcar Zagato

How many times have we heard, “Drop an SBC in it”, or “Drop a Hayabusa in it”. Well, that work has already been done on this uber-rare 1975 Elcar Zagato which is powered by a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R600. It’s located… more»

Gullwing EV: 1977 Urba Electric For $1,450

This zippy-looking little thing is a 1977 Urba Electric, a battery-powered “urban electric car” that was sold in kit form in the mid-late-1970s. This interesting little project can be found here on Craigslist in a parking lot filled with similarly-unusual microcars…. more»

Upgraded Technology: 1980 Lectric Leopard

EVs aren’t quite “all the rage” as some folks think they are with just a tiny percentage of sales going to battery-powered vehicles. Conversion companies have come and gone over the decades and some of them produced some pretty… more»

Factory First EV? 1991 GMC Electric G-Van

As a long-time fan of unusual EVs, both factory and conversions, I couldn’t pass up this 1991 GMC Electric G-Van. This odd, factory creation can be found on Craigslist, or here on the CL archive, in beautiful, warm, dry… more»

Ten Batteries Needed: 1983 Trimuter EV

I wonder if the parking brake (2×4) comes with the sale of this 1983 Trimuter? You’ll have to get in touch with the seller about that. It’s listed on Craigslist, or here on the CL archive, and it’s located… more»

Special Delivery: 1976 Jeep DJ-5E Electruck

As an incurable fan of oddball and/or unusual vehicles, I’m embarrassed that I haven’t heard of the 1976 Jeep DJ-5E Electruck. I know, right? This cool right-hand drive Jeep is listed on eBay with an unmet opening bid of… more»

Assault on Battery: 2017 Tesla Model 3

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you just got your hot new car, the car that you ordered probably close to a year ago, and drove it only 490 miles and then ran it into a “heavy-duty… more»

Gas Free: 1981 Ford Escort EV

As a general rule, you rarely want to have all of your exterior photos of a vehicle that you’re selling with the hood open. Maybe if it was a perfectly-restored engine ready for Pebble Beach or a mind-blowing restomod… more»

Dynamic Duo: 1974 CitiCar X 2

Maybe this isn’t a Dynamic Duo as in Batman and Robin, but as far as being somewhat campy and cartoon-like, maybe it’s not that far off? A seller in Cortland, Ohio has not one but two CitiCar EVs for… more»