Can’t afford a Tesla? Check out this electric vehicle alternative. Seller offering an all electric 1976 Vanguard Sebring Citicar with a reported 5,000 miles for $3,800. Overall, appears to be in great shape. Seller says the vehicle is street legal but needs new batteries (6-volt batteries that are charged via a standard electrical outlet). Comes with original title and all manuals and paperwork.
Produced from 1974-1977, the over 4,000 CitiCars were built. Until Tesla, it was the best selling electric car in the United States. In fact, by 1976 it was the 6th largest auto manufacturer in the United States. Inspired by the Club Car golf cart and the oil crisis, the CitiCar did not include ludicrous speed. The CitiCar came in three different models. The SV-36 was equipped with a 2.5-hp motor and 36v battery pack, the SV48 was equipped with a 3.5-hp motor and 48v battery pack, and the Transitional CitiCar was equipped with a 6-hp motor. The
The promotional material provided by the Seller appears to show this is the 3.5-hp variant which could reach a top speed of 35 mph and had a range of up to 50 miles on a single charge (with a top speed of 25 mph). In the age of golf cart cruisers on neighborhood streets, we think this could have a place of honor (especially since it can be street legal). We think you’ll get more looks cruising city streets than any other exotic on the road.
This 1976 Vanguard-Sebring CitiCar is for sale in Olathe, Kansas. Check out seller’s listing on Craigslist for full details and contact information.