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Old 05-13-2021, 08:25 AM   #751 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redneck View Post
.1984 Honda ZOE ZIPPER

Honda's oddball Zoe Zipper was anything but normal
Honda’s oddball Zoe Zipper had three wheels, a top speed of 45 mph and room for only one person
The most ingenious function of the Zoe is the reverse gear mechanism. This consists of a chain-geared electric motor connected to a shaft with an added abrasive wheel which rubs on top of the single rear tire with enough grip to back out of a parking space.

The only drawback is the single-seat cabin; even a scooter can carry two people. Despite the 100 miles per gallon fuel economy at a top speed of 45 mph, one has to wonder about safety.

The Zipper was best known for being laughed at on the TV game show The Price is Right. It is reported that as many as 55 were given away as prizes...................

The photographed Zipper sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction a few years ago for $5,500. It would certainly make a great conversation piece if displayed in a Honda dealership showroom.

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