M4 Motorsports
14858 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530

(484) 641-5257

1928 Automotive Electric Service Co Auto-Red-Bug

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city / hwy
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Engine:
Transmission:
Automatic 1-Speed
Fuel:
Electric
Drivetrain:
RWD
Condition:
Used
Exterior Color:
Red
Interior Color:
Red
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Stock:
VIN:
VIN not provided

Yes, this is a real car. Yes, it's sized for adults. Yes, it's electric (before electric cars were cool!). Satisfy your inner car nerd with this totally quirky, extremely cool electric Auto Red Bug from Automotive Electric Service Corporation, North Bergen, New Jersey! The Auto Red Bug looks like a go cart, but was an automotive innovation as one of the first small electric vehicles introduced in the US. The Red Bug combined the practicality of the modern automobile with the convenience of small size and economical power. They became popular with both young people and adults looking for a vehicle that was small and easy to drive short distances. The early model Red Bug cars were part of Jekyll Islands history. They were rented by wealthy industrialists from the Jekyll Island Club Garage for pleasure and a means of travel on Jekyll Island. It was often the preferred choice over the family car. Many wealthy estate-owners purchased them for getting around their grounds. Some island communities that didn't allow full-size automobiles did permit the use of Red Bugs. These small electric powered vehicles were first manufactured in 1916. This one was made by Automotive Electric Service Corp. of North Bergen, New Jersey. Referred to as buckboards because of their wooden slats, they were powered by an electric engine with a single rear wheel mounted brake. All Auto Red Bugs, whether electric or powered by a motor wheel are fully recognized by the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) as cars and eligible for all of their events. The condition is exactly what it looks like in the photos. Year is approximate. Vehicle does not come with a title. (I don't believe they ever came with them.) "Miles" are unknown as there is no mileage counter. Fun Facts: Manufacturer: Automotive Electric Service Corporation, North Bergen, New Jersey Engine: 12 volt electric battery Wheelbase: 62 inches Price new: $200 1920 average annual income: $1,407

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M4 Motorsports

14858 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530

(484) 641-5257