KAVANAUGH'S 1979 PANEL VAN

Summary

Declan Kavanaugh bought this 1979 Panel Van in December of 2020. The car was purchased from Samuel Jones, a former employee of Unique Mobility. The car sat in a garage from 1993 until 2020. Declan Kavanaugh with the help of Jim McCullough (Jim really did all the work, couldn't have done it without him) brought the car back to driving condition in April of 2021. As of now the car is in driving condition, but still has flaws. Currently the car needs a new charger, DC to DC converter and clutch.

Known History

This car was made by Unique Mobility in 1979. This electric car has vin number 1. The car was first used as a part getter for the Unique Mobility factory. At some point (most likely early 80s) This car was sent to Soleq in Chicago to test the motor controller. After its time in Chicago, the car made its way back to Unique Mobility thanks to a man named Titus, where it was used until 1991 at which point it was sold to Samuel Jones. Jones drove this car for 3 years before the Lead Acid batteries stopped charging and he parked it in a garage. Almost 25 years later Quinn Kavanaugh discovered this car for sale on Facebook market place. Declan, brother of Quinn Kavanaugh bought this car for the price of $3,500. Over the span of several months the car was restored to driving condition.

Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van Jim McCullugh
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van Promo photo
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van Interior Strip down
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van Jim McCullugh
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van headlight fix
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van
Unique Mobility Electrek "defroster"
Unique Mobility Headlight
Unique Mobility Electrek Panel Van at night
 

KAVANAUGH'S 1980 2+2

Summary

This Electrek was purchased by the Kavanaughs from Ken Jones. While it is not currently driving, it is close to it. Quinn Kavanaugh and Cody McAmis reupholstered the molding carpet on the interior and deep cleaned the whole car in preparation for the electrical work

Known History

A full history is currently in the works for this car. The only confirmed history known at the moment is that it was owned by Ken Jones for 20-odd years, however, it was never registered under his name. It was bought by the Kavanaughs in August 2021.

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