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Old 11-27-2007, 11:07 AM   #245 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG
What's the story of your C-Car purchase? Barn find?
I've been interested in electric cars for a few years now and every now and then I would check the EV Tradin' Post to see if there was anything in my area but there never was.

Then just before halloween there it was, a 1980 Comuta-Car only 30 miles away. I didn't even know what a Comuta-Car was when I first saw the ad, but I contacted the guy anyway. It took me two months to coordinate with him and by the time I was able to meet with the guy, I knew more about the cars than he did. He brought the car up with him from Arizona so it has been around, but there are less than 3000 miles on the odometer.
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