Massachusetts 1974 Saab Sonett Electric

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Massachusetts — 1974 Sonett Electric

Buy-it-Now $10,500

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car was owned by the late Walter a man well-known in vintage Saab for a variety of reasons, including the of a racing Saab (SCCA class) called the Quantum. is a great wikipedia article the Quantum. I think links are not just search.) He was also an in Boston, at Teradyne, where, he got some of the cable used in the the nicest #000 cabling I ever seen.

And the conversion was with his friend and fellow enthusiast Dave H. who is still It was my pleasure to meet him a few years ago at Car Day at Larz Anderson Park in MA. He was surpised and delighted to see the car. for the time in about 20 years. of the Flickr images is of Dave H. to the car at that event.)

It has a web page, too: Saab III — Electric. The domain comes with the car, if you it. Lots of Flickr pictures off page, or go straight to them: phot set at Flickr.

One of the reasons the old are good conversion candidates is they have free-running (You can choose free-running or — there’s a nylon on the outside of the transmission — but is a legacy of the two-stroke days. car and other Sonett IIIs came in to the US with English-built V-4 motors, but Sonetts and other old had two-strokes.) The Sonetts also had solid structure for cars of weight; if I have it right, shared a lot of the undercarriage with Saab models.)

There’s an about THIS VERY CAR at including two 1993 videos Rhode Island TV news.

I started working on the car about years ago for its (then) owner CT, who had found the car on eBay. It had been for five or six years by then; inspected in 1999. I ended up it about three years It is re-powered, now, with a motor (Advanced DC 4001), system instead of 72V, a new system, on board, (ElCon), air for the motor (Dodge Caravan an ElCon DC-DC converter of an alternator), and a few other features. It has the 350A Curtis controller it had in the 80s, though I added a sink and a cooling fan for it.

I updated one of the contactors and added a fuse halfway through the 120V It has new brakes and tires, and Gabriel shocks in the rear. (It has less weight with the present 10 12V than it had as a 72V machine; it had 12 T-145 6V then).

I am selling it reluctantly. I need and some cash for the next If I kept it, I would: continue the electrical system (there’s unusual in there; it’s all e-car stuff.

And the documentation is in good shape, just not make the original gas gauge the charge state (it has a Curtis in it now), add a circuit to show current (the current shows motor current; and battery current are not always the and find an original shift knob; maybe add a tilt-nose the way the guy Jack Ashcraft (builder of electric Sonett, the Electric who is a very nice guy and a great the inertial switch, which the electric system in a crash, hooked up yet, though it is in by the driver’s left knee; sure there are other I’ll add them as I think of

It has no heat, but the heat/def blower The wiper motor is feeble, but it (I almost never had it out in the rain. I think. Not on purpose.) It needs a cap for one of the hubs.

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There are some scrapes, etc. and the passenger lost about 3/4 wide by 7 long piece of leading I have it. Included, of course. The on the dash measures proportionally, not (the scale is 0-100V, I to make it 0-100% of max charging it’s pretty good, it makes the scale wrong!). I had trouble with Speed allowing electrolyte to seep the battery tops, and thus my battery racks.

I’m done replacing them conventional caps (which allow seepage. so much for Caps). waaay better. clean up the batteries and the well the buyer picks up the vehicle.

When I put in the current lead-acid it made economic sense. At the battery change it might be for some Lithiums. in just years, the prices have down a LOT, and they coming down. The only necessary would be new brackets and an to the charger algorithm (available ElCon).

Includes Tyvek all the bits I got with it or displaced it, all the documentation (including old registration from the Walter Kern The car used to be red, it seems; see the pics.



It goes faster 65 mph and about 40-50 miles on a depending on how you drive.

And it’s a car. Sonett is derived the Swedish phrase Sе ntt den r (how it is, or more literally so neat are), says Wikipedia’s article. This car makes smile!

Look at the pictures (saab-e and its website, Saab Sonett III Electric .

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