Electric Bug Kit: 1970 Urba Town Car


Bricklin SV-1: Hello. 

Zamboni:  Its me, the Zamboni, and I think we need to talk.

Bricklin SV-1: Who is this?

Zamboni: It’s me, remember that time a few years ago that we got really drunk and went behind the ice rink…

Bricklin SV-1: Hang on, is this DeLorean playing jokes on me again?  Are you pranking me bro?

Zamboni: No…and I’m not a bro, and you are a Dad..he’s 5 now.

Bricklin SV-1:…..

Zamboni: His name is  Urba Town Car and you can find him bidding on eBay for $4,000 reserve-not-met with 1 day to go, located in Louisville, KY.

That was just the beginning of the story, but the SV-1 wasn’t a very good dad and ended up going off with a floozy of a Tesla Model S, and that’s where the Bradley GT  II came from — but that is a story for another time — back to the model at hand, the Urba Town Car.

The Urba Town Car was sold as a fiberglass kit that was bolted on top of a Volkswagen Type 1 chassis — you can read all about it here on Forgottenfiberglass.  The Urba moves forward with assistance from a small 8 horsepower electric motor that gives you a top speed of 35 mph, and a few lead acid batteries that give a range of 60 miles.

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