Converting A Car To Electric? How About A ’39 Pontiac Silver Streak?

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Converting A Car To Electric? How About A ’39 Silver Streak?

’39 Electric Car Conversion (© Roanoke

For as long as electric cars existed, enterprising individuals the U.S. have sought to gasoline cars to electric

Over the years, we’ve everything from classic sportscars through to SUVs and trucks converted to run on electric with conversion budgets from a few hundred to tens of of dollars.

These days, thanks to Chevrolet, Mitsubishi and Tesla, car conversions have taken a seat to more capable, production vehicles.

But car currently conversion to electric power at College in Salem, Virginia, out among all the other converted cars we’ve ever

That’s because the car being worked on by student organization RE isn’t a beaten up high-mileage pickup truck or European

It’s a 1939 Pontiac Streak, with over 70 of history to its name.

Originally by The Greenbrier, a resort in West the car was used prior to the second War to transport the rich and famous to and the local train station.

By the it was purchased by the students for $1,500, the car was in need of some tender care.

Since then, it has been to remove rust, repaired as and painted a dark burgundy red to Roanoke College’s colors.

its original 4.0-liter, straight-8 for low inherent vibration and enough to get the job done in affordable luxury ”, the of students plan to fit a large electric motor, and an appropriate of off-the-shelf traction batteries.

The RE Electric team have working on the car since 2010. help from various sponsors, it hopes to have the car and ready for the Roanoke Alumni in spring 2014.

As not-so-secret and classic car fans, we’re to see this classic pre-war car is a second chance courtesy of a of young, enthusiastic students and an drivetrain.

We wish Roanoke RE Electric the very best luck their endeavors, and wonder, not-so quietly, if we might be a ride in this magnificent when it’s finished.

You the place, and we’ll try to be there.


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