Monday, September 15, 2014

What Am I? It's Electric!

Welcome to another edition of DT's cure for the Monday morning blues -- What Am I?  In this better than being eaten by electric eels game we find a random picture of a car and you get to guess what it is.  Today's featured car is sporting an array of lead-acid batteries and wires big enough to power a small city -- what am I?

Comments below.  We'll update the post with a link to the car later in the day. 

Update: Fleetwood T Brougham solved the riddle a few minutes after posting, this is indeed a 356 with an electric drivetrain, but it is a Beck Speedster replicar. Tip from Sean.

The seller is asking an insane $50k for the car on craigslist, but the concept of a kit car with an electric drive is actually sort of cool.  Imagine a Cobra replica with a good 200kW motor up front and a set of 0000-gauge wires arranged to look like headers feeding into side pipes. 


  1. Fleetwood T. BroughamSeptember 15, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Porsche 356 Electric conversion by Kriss Motors?

    1. Fleetwood T. BroughamSeptember 15, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    2. FTB - you are very good. 12 minutes!! I'll update the post with a link to the car.

  2. maybe if you could show a photo of the transmi... oh, wait, never mind

  3. Is that one of those sledge Hammer Subwoofers with a huge amplifier? Or a fiber 356 on hydraulics?

  4. Why do people insist on doing conversions like this on interesting cars? It never makes a better car.

    There are thousands of Geo Metros just itching for a second life (or possibly a first life, in the case of the Metro). Please leave the classics alone.....

  5. Fleetwood T. BroughamSeptember 15, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Bob, I agree with you, but if it makes you feel a little better, I'm 99% sure that the pre-conversion car was a Beck replica, and not an actual Speedster.

  6. those look like lithium batteries.

    and it always amuses me people who gripe about somebody else's garage build. if they have the money and time, why do you care exactly? if it your car, dont do it or dont sell it. see, just solved your problem.

    Never, ever, park your pride-and-joy near a dumpster for the for-sale shot.
    Your only setting yourself up.

    1. Anon- We have offered similar advice in the past. Scroll to the bottom of the link for this XJ6, which was carefully posed before a similarly challenged background.

  8. Looks like the electric drivetrain as designed by Zelectric


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