The 110 Year Old Electric Car Sells for $95,000 More than a Tesla
Electric cars aren’t a new trend, they have been running this Earth since forever, and this 110 year old electric car is the proof of that.
An old and a very rare Woods Queen Victoria Brougham just sold at an auction for $95,000.
Someone believed that new isn’t better than the old, and bought the old car at an auction on September 26.
“It is believed to be the only 1905 Woods Electric Style 214A Queen Victoria Brougham in existence,” Bonhams noted.
The company that made the car, Woods Motor Vehicle Company, dates back to 1899 in Chicago. Back then, the electric cars made by this company were sold as much as $3,000, which is roughly transformed as $71,000 in today’s money.
This old but beautiful car features a battery-powered electric motor, and a leaf suspension, rear drum brakes.
It has been adapted with a fast-charging system and lightweight batteries for faster charging, so you won’t wait forever to juice up.
Recently sold at auction in Ebeltoft, Denmark, this two-seater car has been really appreciated.
The reason why this car was made as an electric one is because back then both gas and electric-powered vehicles were all the rage.
Fossil fueled machines were considered crude, loud and difficult to maintain, certainly not in vogue by any means.
But times have changed since then and the electric powertrains were left behind in the technological race, as a result gasoline-powered cars have taken their place.
Compared with the new electric and non-electric cars, this model couldn’t be able to reach high speeds, as you can see.
However, it does cost more than a today’s electric car, more than a Tesla. It might be because the vehicle is now the last of its kind.
Woods Motor Vehicle Company started 1899, making 500 units annually, making this car a rarity. Despite a belated effort to get into gasoline and hybrid cars in 1916, the company closed in 1918.
The only Woods vehicle today is overhauled with luxurious leather seats, a quick-charging system.
As one of the first convertibles, this car can only run at 30mph, and it even has a removable cab for open-air touring.
Woods may not beat Tesla off the market because there’s only one left in existence, but as evidence shows, it paved the way for automotive innovation.