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Hi All,

I've been the proud owner of a McLaren M6-GT replica, molds taken from Bruce McLaren's original M6 after he died at Goodwood. Google "Manta Lovette brothers" and you'll get all the info.

History

This is the ORIGINAL ION-1, built in 1980 by Steven Slough, former president of the seattle chapter of the electric vehicle association.

1st place Winner of "Gasless in Seattle" an all electric distance race in 1987.

i am the fourth owner. clean title.

Body
manta montage fiberglass kit

Motor
Prestolite 4001, series wound DC

Controller
Curtis PMC 120v 48Kw transistorized 2Khz

Batteries
20: US battery xc2200 new, lead acid, manufactured oct 2012 (All dead, Jim)

charging (couldn't' get to work, plan on upgrading this)
Phazor DV on board 240v adjustable charger
Sevcon engineering DC/DC converter for 120 to 12v charging (instead of alternator)

Drivetrain
2WD rear

Braking
4 Drum brakes, new shoes

Heater, cd player/radio

Seats
polyester

Exterior
new paint, candy apple red

Interior
New custom walnut dash and battery covers
New carpet
New 6X9" speakers

Chassis
1970's vw bug

Transmission
Manual, 4-Spd

Suspension
new front shocks, air shocks in rear
h.d. 30mm rear trosion bars

weight
approx. 2720lbs 1300 of which is the batteries

DOES NOT HAVE A DROPPED FLOORPAN. So if you're more than 5'7, your head will hit the inside roof. Worth installing dropped floorpans, I just never did.

Wheels and Tires
lightweight aluminum Wheels

Registration
California, Paid in full
registered as a car (many EV's are not and cannot go on the freeway)
Clean title in hand

Other
25' extension cord, 12v battery charger that I could never get to work.

I have over $10K into this car, but want it to go to a good home--someone who can actually get this back on the road again. No dreamers, please. :)

I have lots of pics but have never used Photobucket before. Happy to email them to you, or I'll try to figure out how to do uploads. Pic is of a Manta Montage that is exact same color/style/finish.
 

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Also, what a gorgeous, unique car. For $2500? If you were nearby I'd buy it and slap my batteries in.

I really hope you find a buyer who'll get it running and drive it.
 
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