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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

One of the World’s Oldest Electric Vehicles Sold For $95,000 at Auction



The electric car isn’t a new idea, believe it or not. Back in the early 1900s, companies like Chicago-based Woods Electric were producing modern and efficient vehicles (at the time) for around the city—and did so for over 15 years. Now one of their most amazing creations has sold at auction.
This is the 1905 Woods Electric Style 214A Queen Victoria Brougham. While the name may be a mouthful, the car itself is absolutely stunning. It’s over 110 years old, and known to be the only Queen Victoria Brougham still in existence. It’s been thoroughly restored and even features two modern electric motors and a fast-charging system. That means you can actually drive it.


Make your way from the stunning exterior, and there’s an equally beautiful interior to match. It’s been completely refinished back to original shine with black leather and wood accents. There’s room enough for two passengers and even an open-air cab.
Crossing the Bonhams auction block this past weekend, it fetched $94,548. It was a significant increase from its 2010 auction price of $77,000. No surprise for such a rare and unique vehicle.