1965 Mustang ‘Sparkey’ Electric Conversion

There’s no doubt that the roads of the future will include many types of automobiles including gas, diesel, hybrid, electric, and alternate fuel vehicles. But I have to question the wisdom of bringing an electric-powered muscle car to SEMA. Most of the guys walking the show floor still haven’t embraced automatic transmissions or EFI – and I think that getting them to ditch gasoline altogether is going to be a very hard sell.

Still, I’ve gotta hand it to Larry Gareffa for getting his car out there. I saw his 1965 Mustang “Sparkey” on display at the Covercraft booth at SEMA 2013.

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Electric Probe

No, I’m not talking about some kind of Psych 101 Stanley Milgram type shit. I’m talking clean commuting here, and this home-converted electric car is the real deal.

No more greenhouse gasses, no more reliance on foreign oil, no rotten-egg smelling propane, no Hindenburg-esque “Oh, the humanity” hydrogen situations to worry about, no more coal power plants bellowing soot directly into the the ocean, no more landfills full of buried harmful chemicals, okay, well maybe you can’t have it all. But hey, at least it’s a start.

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Electric Conversion VW Rabbit – Revisited

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I was going through some of my photos and found this. It’s the same electric Rabbit that I posted about before, only this is a shot of it driving at 40th Street and Indian School. I had forgotten that I had this picture. It was taken long before I saw it at the Pavilions when I took the pictures for the other post. I now recall seeing it driving around in the Arcadia area all the time about two years ago. Hopefully it’s still driving, but I don’t live around there any more so I couldn’t tell you for sure.

From this photo, the motivation behind the electric conversion is pretty clear. Apparently, it was built in 1993 because “screw OPEC”.

Electric Rabbit Pickup

Ok, well… I apologize, I thought I had pictures of the outside of this thing but I can’t find them anywhere so I guess I don’t have any. But it’s still pretty interesting to see what’s going on under the hood and inside the truck. That “Battery Managerial System” is cool looking.

I wish I knew more about the car and if I ever see it again I’ll get some information from the owner but for now just enjoy the pictures and use your imagination.