I didn't know Datsun had these!

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I found this on eBay while searching for a Lectra VR 24 (there wasn't any btw)...

http://cgi.ebay.com/1981-Lectra-Electric-Car-Pickup-Brochure_W0QQitemZ320058519087QQihZ011QQcategoryZ35934QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[url=http://]

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Re: I didn't know Datsun had these!

Cool. But are you sure that's Datsun? I saw on this brochure the name "Lectra Motors" with an address in Las Vegas, right? Perhaps this Lectra Motors did business similarly to Jet Industries and US Electricar .. where they got glider vehicles from the majors and electrified those.

And, it's interesting this brochure dates from the early 80's.. same as Jet and US Electricar .. that was the previous oil shortage period, and like now that was a bright time for alternate transportation and energy technologies.

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Re: I didn't know Datsun had these!

I suppose yer right, I just saw that they were using Datsuns as the platform and I got all excited having owned a couple myself. I wonder where they all went? It would be interesting to actually FIND some old Lectras!

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I wonder where they all went? ... I don't know, this is the first I've heard of these Lectra's ... so far as I knew the only Lectra was the motorcycle, of which I have one in my garage ...

One site I use for looking for EV's is the classifieds page on evfinder.com

http://evfinder.com/classifieds.htm

Right at this moment there is a Jet Industries vehicle on eBay, and it's linked from that page. The page lists EV's for sale, plus the guy keeps an up-to-date listing of vehicles for sale via eBay.

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Re: I didn't know Datsun had these!

From a 2006 Archive:


EV For Sale: 1981 Lectra Centauri (2-door sedan) $5, 700 or Best Offer

1. New US 125 Batteries (18 six-volt batteries in series for a 108-volt System)

2. Battery Management System (Charge Regulators on each battery prevent High-Voltage threshold overcharging allowing equalization of all batteries in the pack; Low-Voltage Battery Monitor circuitry and LED’s on each battery indicate when Low-Voltage threshold reached during battery pack discharge and Electric Vehicle operation)

3. CableForm Controller

4. On-board Lester “Lectronics” Battery Charger

5. Re-conditioned Prestolite ™ Motor

6. Power Disc Brakes (Electric Vacuum Pump Assist)

7. Electric Motor-Powered Air Conditioning System

8. Power Steering

9. Power Windows

10. AM/FM Radio with Automatic Antenna Extension

11. 5-speed Transmission

12. Range: Approximately 40 miles per charge

13. Speed: 70-plus miles per hour

Call: Al Sawyer
Tel: (702) 642-4xxx

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Re: I didn't know Datsun had these!

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Anybody know the story of the Lectra ?

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AL Sawyer and his 1981 Lectra Motors "Centauri" (Datsun 200SX)

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Re: I didn't know Datsun had these!

For anyone who would like to see the brochure click here for an MS Word version.

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THIEVE THIEVE THIEVE Officer I went to walk my Dog, and when I returned someone had stole my 1981 Lectra Electric Brochure of my Computer, and my neighbors said he took off going East on a big Tricycle real fast, they estimated about 40 MPH when he turned onto Watson.

Now I wonder who that could have been?

Thanks Chas, I actually got involved in the email discussion and forgot to go back and get it.

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