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Old 01-11-2016, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Did Francis Ford Coppola hide this working EV1 from GM?



On a recent TV series version of Jay Leno's Garage, Jay interviewed Francis Ford Coppola, who's apparently a big EV enthusiast. And he's got an EV1 in his garage.

That's super interesting, because after rounding up & crushing the EV1 fleet, only about 40 universities and museums were given cars for their static collections. Those cars were intentionally disabled -- drivetrain parts removed -- by GM.

Quote:
The only intact EV1 was donated to the Smithsonian Institution.[9]" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_EV1
Yet here we have a private owner with an EV1. How'd that happen?

Quote:
"I Really loved this car, and when I heard they [GM] were going to destroy them all, I hid it... so that they couldn't get it" - Francis Ford Coppola, (Jay Leno's Garage s01e08)
Source: EV1 owned by Francis Ford Coppola - Imgur

Is it intact? Would it still work? Dunno!

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