one of a kind custom Electric 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia re-bodied using a Fiberfab Aztec 7. This is a forward thinking blend of german technology, aerodynamic sport gull-wing design, and economical Electric power…what a find! The deep Satin Black paint job shows well with only minor imperfections visible upon close inspection. All trim is present and in good condition along with some tasteful pieces added to complete the custom look. Inside, the black fiberglass race seats with a red and black seat cover, look great with no major signs of wear visible. Both door panels and padded dash are finished to mirror the stealth look of the car. The car was designed very well inside, and the feeling of being in a cockpit, with buttons overhead, and easy reach of driver controls makes it a blast to drive. Being Green isn’t the only statement you make while driving this Electro-Ghia! This car is the end product and tested prototype of Roque Haines’ Electric Aztec 7 Project, a project which he completed while working as an engineer at the Johnson Space Center. The chassis is from a 1971 Karmann Ghia. In order to accept the electric conversion and the new skin, the vehicle was stripped down to the bare chassis and then new suspension, shocks and coils, linkage, gearbox, were installed to accommodate the battery weight and steering complications. Disc brakes were installed on front and rear to handle stopping the vehicle. A clutchless motor interface was fabricated to use with the 4-speed rear transaxle transmission. Completely new 12V wiring, LEDs used for the signal and taillights and new overhead control switches were installed. Low-profile performance tires and 19″ Lamborghini-style alloy rims add a unique look and create a firm solid ride.
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States