Wilson Electric Coupe

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dargles
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Wilson Electric Coupe

Postby dargles » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:45 am

Hi, Folks.
I was doing a trawl on the Wilson Electric Coupe, and came across this site:

http://www.anarchadia.co.uk/2008/11/electric-exeter.html

The writer reckons it was you guys displaying the car. I've had a quick ttrawl through the forum and can't find any hints. Can you tell me anything about this car? Like who owns it, do you know of any others, etc?

Regards, David

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Postby qdos » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:20 am

Yes, it was on the stand at Exeter, one of a range 3 different electric vehicles on display. The owner is a BVS member and was very happy to talk to anyone about it. He has two of them the other is red. They are both runners. The Blue one is some 70+ years old!

I don't have his contact details to hand but John Lilly does I'm happy to pass a message on to him if you would like to know some more.

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Postby dargles » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:23 pm

Hi, Qdos - yes please :) .
I got interested in the (Partridge-) Wilson Electric Coupe when I stumbled across it whilst reading a book about cars from the 1930s:

http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/da/interest/fast/WilsonElectricCoupe.jpeg

I guess it reawakened a vague recollection that, in the 1950s, we were much more interested in all things electric - it seemed to have a wonder and fascination about it that we seem to have lost nowadays. I remember travelling on a trollleybus going to Edgware, and my mother commenting on how much better electric vehicles were - clean, smooth and reliable.

http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/da/interest/fast/TrolleyBus.jpg

Anyway, if you can pass my contact details on, I'd be much obliged.
Regards, David


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