Christy Butler had arrived with her family to inspect the car of her dreams: an ivory-white ’67 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL with the “pagoda” top.
After months of searching for her ideal car, Mr. Davis had found one whose engine he could replace with powerful electric motors, inverters and batteries.
Since the work would take several months, he suggested Ms. Butler drive the roadster around for the weekend, pre-surgery.
Her passion, her dream of the car fades away.”“When she gets it back,” Mr. Davis said, “she can just press the pedal and go.”Gasoline-to-EV conversions are not new.
Facebook and the website EValbum.com document decades of such projects, from mild to wild, mowers to dragsters, by over-functioning DIY Quixotes.
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