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Old 02-16-2008, 10:21 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Saab Sonet

I talked to a guy on the phone the other night to a potential buyer for the forklift. He isn't buying it, but mentioned he had an old sports car that might be good for electric conversion.

It is a 73 Saab Sonet.

I had never heard of one before

Here are some pictures (NOT of his actual car! Generic ones from the internet!)

I don't know what condition his is in, or what price he would want for it. Pretty cool looking car - it does have a "Retro" thing going for it. Also, it should be pre-power everything, which would make conversion easier.

The specs listed show that it's not too heavy - probably pretty limited in space for batteries though. Same limitations as the Miata. No idea how common or rare parts for this would be. I wouldn't want something that would be impossible to get brake pads or a door handle for.

I think I will go take a look at it when I get a chance.


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