This week on Vantastic Rides, we’re introducing you to 1975′s hottest new car – the Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar!
Besides the obvious good looks – sharp curves, 12″ rims, puckered bumper – the CitiCar’s fly-est feature is it’s fuel mileage: Don’t-Need-Any MPG. That’s right, we’re riding electrified! Check out this promo:
The CitiCar features room for two – you and your kite-sized collar.
Now, anyone who’s tried to build an electric car knows its no walk in the park. What kind of batteries should I use? How do I get the power to the motor? How do I hook the motor to the transmission?
Sebring-Vanguard answered all of these questions with the CitiCar. They just squeezed a bunch of lead-acid car batteries into it and hooked the motor straight to the drive shaft. Who needs a transmission? If you want to go slow, just push the button to connect one battery bank. A little faster? More batteries. Warp drive (about 35mph)?!? Engage all batteries!
But when Sebring-Vanguard designed their electric car, they didn’t stop with the motor. They designed the body out of advanced new ABS plastic, known for toughness and impact resistance as long as you don’t expose it to sunlight…
The CitiCar also sports plastic zip-up or vinyl drop-in windows and a full 12 cubic feet of cargo space! And it meets all the safety requirements of 1972!
“..Foolhardy to drive..”
“..dismal to virtual uselessness..”
But beauty is in the eye of the driver. Owner Bill Price says, “It handles like a skateboard… It’s got a lot to be proud of!”