A life long dream realized, chopping the roof off of a cheapo ($300) daily driver. Unfortunately these old Volkwagens are kind of collectible and have a cult like following.. you can go ahead and skip this video if you are that type..
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”.
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.