1946 Oldsmobile Tommy Chongs "First Electric Lowrider" Magazine Features
- Condition: Used
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Tommy Chongs "First Electric Lowrider"
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Tommy Chongs "First Electric Lowrider"
- Year: 1946
- Mileage: 99999
- Fuel: Electric
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1946 Oldsmobile Other Tommy Chongs "First Electric Lowrider"Our latest offering combines more than a few interesting historical points.... a 1946 Oldsmobile Staffcar, Tommy Chong ownership history, as well as a conversion for an EV(electric vehicle) project named "The Ace" the first fully powered electric low-rider.
Tommy Chong well known for his participation in the comedy duo "Cheech and Chong" has always had an interest in out of the ordinary cars. His rides included a Citroen SM (whichneeds no introduction) 1950 Jaguar Mark VIII as well as purchasing one of the first Tesla Model S Cars.
This 1946 Oldsmobile was languishing (waiting for Tommy....)in Southern California (instrument free)but according to informed sources this Olds was a staff car commissioned for use in Australia. Tommy had owned the car for some years before getting the inspiration to do an Electric Vehicle Conversion in the early 2000's
Unfortunately, Operation Nice Dreams(a US Federal Govt operation to prosecute for sales of marijuana glass bongs)delayed this for a few years. A determined Tommy commissioned the various aspects of the project: electric motor/batteries controls....as well as a bitchin(not Bob Bitchin)air ride to give the car attitude...or...altitude
A matte black finish with custom art and designs by legendary car artist (Doc) made the car show worthy....and for some years, it performed well in that capacity. Various designs of components came and went, including a HUGE sound system for use in 420 friendly shows, CES (consumer electronics show-Las Vegas-Featured in the Orion booth) and other expos. However, through the past 10 years or so battery technology evolved as well as motor/control to present day. The Ace needs to be repowered, either as an electric or internal Combustion engine.
-The car roll and steers, brakes will need attention
-100% Rust free Body and frame
-Great interior components
-Sound system now de-commissioned and boxed
-Air suspension system is complete but may require maintenance
-All four door locks jambs are not present. There are a few boxes with misc parts (original radio, door accesories and various other odds and ends)
Ultimately the next direction this car takes will be up to the buyer. But the world direction is going towards EV's and as we have seen them evolve towards serious performance, it would be great to see The Ace remains an EV......but we know there is a whole movement adhering to the "LS" Faith.....lol......
California buyers, or if you plan on picking up in California you will be responsible for full price of motor vehicle + tax, title, registration (current or past due, smog (we provide) *if applicable), transfer, DMV and all other fees associated with the sale in California. Out of state or country buyers only pay for the price of the vehicle with no other fees. Title transfer and smog takes up to 7 business days â€œonlyâ€ if you are in California. Vehicle must be paid for in full prior to title transfer.
This vehicle is also available for sale locally / in other venues and is subject to removal from the auction at anytime should it be sold. If you have any questions call Manny 310-259-5383 or e-mail. We can arrange shipping and it can be expedited quickly and inexpensively to your door worldwide.
We do not offer the opportunity for inspections after the auction closes. All inspections are to be done during the auction. No exceptions.
Due to the current situation we are not doing any in person transactions
Thanks for looking and good luck!
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AS IS - NO WARRANTY
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