Saturday, July 19, 2008

Electric Porsche

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Electric vehicle conversions have been around for a long time but I can't recall ever seeing one of a clean low mileage narrow-bodied Porsche 911. This 1973 911T appears to be a long-abandoned project, the owner claiming he undertook the adventure after his car failed to pass a smog check. Of interest for those attempting their own conversion is his link to his project details here: It's an interesting read in its own right.

As he realizes now, perhaps a Porsche 911 isn't the best candidate for an electric conversion. There is probably a reason that cars like VW Rabbits tend to be popular for projects like this. Besides being cheap to buy those square lines and ample storage space for batteries make them easier projects. I won't even mention the recent price trends for early Porsche 911s… with engines of course.

On the other hand, with over 30 bids from 11 unique bidders (and over 6,400 page views) in only the first couple of days of the auction, there appears to be a lot of interest in this car. It would be interesting to see if the interest is in the clean rust-free 911 body shell or in completing this environmentally conscious project? In any case, the idea of a fun sports car that runs on electricity alone has been around longer than Tesla.


Porsche Cars, Products and LifeStyle said...

Here's a fully converted 1967 Porsche 912. It's actually done pretty well. You can see it here:

As for the 911 in your article, you ask a great question. Will it be purchased for the body or to complete the project. Hopefully, the owner will come forward and let us know. said...

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