electric 1980 comuta-car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries

electric 1980 comuta-car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries

Non-running electric 1980 comuta-car project

 

The car design of the non-running project 1980 Comuta-Car comes equipped with a GE Series DC motor and multiple batteries when a private seller named CluelessCollector acquired it in 2022. The electric automobile manufactured by Commuter Vehicles, Inc. of Sebring, Florida is finished in white with multi-color graphics over black upholstery, and the additional equipment includes steel wheels with Moon-style covers, impact bumpers, a driver-side mirror, sliding side windows, and a heater. Even though the mini-car requires extensive revamping, it might possess value as an electric city car that can be charged in electric charging stations and can be easily parked, thanks to its size. Corrosion clads the underside surfaces and compartments of the non-running project, and the seller says the car has no title as it is registered in a state that does not issue titles for a vehicle of its age.

electric 1980 comuta-car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries
images courtesy of private seller CluelessCollector

 

 

Compact car’s true mileage is unknown

 

The steel wheels and their Moon-style covers are dubbed to have been refinished when the car was acquired by private seller CluelessCollector while the replacement Maxxis MA-202 tires were said to have been installed in February 2022. Stepping inside, the interior features a bench seat trimmed in black upholstery with a wood-colored dashboard. The door panels, carpets, and linings continue the black color, a complement to the white exterior of the car. A Vanguard-branded 50-mph speedometer is positioned in front of the wheel, beside the car’s auxiliary gauges, switches, and warning lights. While a five-digit odometer indicates 1,100 miles, the seller writes that the true mileage is unknown. 

electric 1980 comuta-car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries
side view of the electric 1980 comuta-car

 

 

Design derived from CitiCar

 

The Comuta-Car follows the footsteps of the CitiCar, which was produced by Sebring-Vanguard from 1974 through 1977, and these mini-electric cars were designed for city use. The company was later acquired by Commuter Vehicles Inc., and in 1979, it renamed the model Comuta-Car. The bodies were constructed of ABS plastic and mounted to an aluminum spaceframe, and this now-sold non-running project is finished in white with multi-color graphics. The seller writes that the car’s additional exterior details include impact bumpers with aftermarket battery covers, a single windshield wiper, a front-mounted antenna, a driver-side mirror, sliding side windows, and quarter panel vents. The seller also believes that if the new owner invests in the repair and renovation of the 1980 Comuta-Car, it can become a road-worthy automobile.

electric 1980 comuta-car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries
black upholstery

electric 1980 comuta-car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries
close-up of wooden dashboard

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electric 1980 Comuta-Car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries

electric 1980 comuta-car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries
close-up view of the dashboard content

electric 1980 comuta-car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries
power, shift, and wiper switches

electric 1980 comuta-car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries
stepping inside the non-running project

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electric 1980 Comuta-Car comes with a six-horsepower motor and multiple batteries

 

project info:

 

name: 1980 Comuta-Car

company: Commuter Vehicles Inc.

full listing: here

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