Charged Up: 1981 Ford Escort Jet Electrica

The US version of the Ford Escort was not as well loved as the European version, which is a cult classic over on the other side of the world…but the US Escort was about as forgettable as a mild case of hand, foot and mouth disease.  Find this 1981 Ford Escort Jet Electrica here on eBay for $1,000 buy-it-now or make-offer, located in Hamilton, OH.  Tip from SeanT.

You want how much for a rusty 81 Ford Escort!?!?!  Before you get your britches all twisted, this is no ordinary pile of junk Escort from the 80s, because it was sent to a company called Jet Industries for final assembly before being sold new as an electric vehicle.

With a top speed of 60 mph and a range of about 40 miles per charge, this thing would be a decent inner city transporter, but first you’ve got to spend some time/effort/money on fixing it up…but if you are an electric car enthusiast, it could be the jolt you’ve been looking for.  

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