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Old 10-17-2008, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bet y'all are soooo jealous of me :-p 56K BEWARE!

Well... a friend and I decided to take a trip down to Detroit... to visit the Institute of Art.

I know, I know, it has absolutely nothing to do with EVs, but wait...

I decided to take advantage of a very little known fact. In a College of Creative Stuidies building, just across the street from the DIA sits... none other than... an EV1!!!!!!

As promised to Oval_Overload, here are loads and loads of pictures






























It looked very sad, and I very much wanted to take it home with me

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Old 10-17-2008, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow! THANKS for posting those.

Gotta love the flat tire.

There are pics I haven't seen before - like the belly pan & details of the interior. Good stuff!
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Kewl! Think it still works? Didn't look like a shell but a complete car
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's probably complete except for the ECU, they took them out of all the remaining cars they donated to Academia to avoid the embarassment of people driving them on the road

There is one or two working ones left tho'...

That Doco, [Who killed the Electric Car] makes me SO mad at GM
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not sure where the ECU is, but there were a few plugs hanging down at my feet near the door hinge.
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks Sean!

Now why the hell can't GM just start building these again?! That is just frickin' ridiculous! Who knows -- it might just save 'em from oblivion; and it is probably better than the Volt... Sheesh.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I just find it sad that we had all this tech back in the 90s and now it seems like its oh so hard to redo it now almost 20 years later
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Great pics, Thanks. Hated the documentary on those so SaD.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Stunning, and you got to sit INSIDE!!!!!! The (front/rear?) axle picture is cool. I get the feeling it has low miles. Maybe it's always been a display/show car.

I'm happy that it at least escaped the crusher.

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Old 10-18-2008, 02:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Indeed, I am jealous! Mind if I use some of these pictures for a blog post?

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