Year 1952 to be exact and now going all-electric! In fact, there are millions of cool ancient to modern vehicle awaiting a second chance. And yours could be next with Ernest Eich!
Here in the USA, it is getting much easier to take a vehicle from gas to Green and the Francis Barnett, owner explains how he did it!
Owner: David Banducci, Location: Laguna Niguel , California United States
Vehicle: 1952 Francis Barnett Falcon
Summary: Garage find with motor and trans missing - Rebuilt and restored with an
electric drivetrain and 12v accessory supply.
72v to 12v dc, 15a step down converter Instrumentation 80 mph, 12v gps speedometer, odometer and tripmeter
Digital voltmeter. Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
Acceleration: More than adequateRange120 Miles (193 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile5760 Wh/Mile
EV MilesCurrent:2,000 Miles (3,218 Kilometers)
As of 6/6/2021
Seating Capacity: 1 adult Curb Weight250 Pounds (113 Kilograms)
Tires3.25 x 19 f. 3.50 x 19 r. Continental classic Conversion. Time: 100 hours estimate for restoration and conversion. Additional Features: Bluetooth monitoring and programming, led projector headlights, brake light, daytime running lights, alarm system with motion detection.
Nice work David and we will check back soon for your updates on this classic beauty! Note: Image is of the stock 1952 Falcon and video is the story behind the bike!
And remember, the EV Guide is out!