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1918 Buick E-49 Touring Car

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Nick owns an autoshop and considers this vehicle a project car; he now needs the right kit to reignite this American engineering prowess.

He wants the electric version of his Buick reach a top speed of 40mph. He expects 100 miles of range and will charge it overnight.

This 1918 Buick E-49 Touring is unique and prestigious. It can fit seven passengers and was powered by a 4L 6-cylinder, overhead valve six-cylinder engine—a rarity among cars in its class (rated 27-30 hp) coupled with a 3-speed manual transmission. The motor has been removed but the transmission remains. The Spiral bevel transmission is a 4.61-1 ratio.

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With a curbweight of 3,500 Lbs. (w/ original engine) this rear-wheel drive is equipped with drum brakes. This project car receives a lot of love as it is used predominantly for parades and car shows. Moreover, Nick didn’t buy this wonder, it’s his Grandfather's Car – a real family vehicle! 

The 1918 Buick Model E-49 wasn't just another car; it was a harbinger of change in automotive design and technology. Its lasting influence can be seen in how it helped solidify Buick's reputation as a manufacturer of dependable and desirable automobiles. Metro Moulded parts.

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Nick owns an autoshop and considers this vehicle a project car; he now needs the right kit to reignite this American engineering prowess.

He wants the electric version of his Buick to reach a top speed of 40mph. He expects 100 miles of range and will charge it overnight.

He has no preference for the motor and will build the adaptor plate himself. As it’s his first build he would prefer a plug-n-play battery pack (to be discussed when battery placement is determined- in the chassis would be optimal).

The suspension, brakes, wheels, and tires are all in good condition and should not need attention. 

The speedometer is connected to the front wheel and will remain as is, and there are no gauges – not even a fuel gauge. So, the BMS information display must be added in a discret manner.

There are no towing requirements.


    • SKU
      00100-1918-Buick-E-49-Touring
  • Year
    1918
  • Make
    Buick
  • Model
    E-49 Touring Car
  • Location
    Missouri
  • Run
    No
  • Street use
    Yes
  • Drivetrain
    REAR-WHEEL DRIVE (RWD)
  • Transmission
    Manual 3-speed
  • Front brakes
    -- Other
  • Rear brakes
    Drum
  • Upgrade brakes
    No
  • Upgrade wheels/tires
    No
  • Upgrade suspension
    No
  • Upgrade interior
    No
  • Power steering
    No
  • AC
    No
  • Primary charging location
    Home
  • Charging station needed
    No
  • DIY
    100% myself (do it yourself)
  • EV conversion training needed
    Yes
  • EV drive train
    Same as today
  • EV HP
    0-50 hp
  • EV torque
    0-100 Lb-ft
  • EV expectations
    Less powerful than today
  • EV top speed
    40 mph
  • EV range
    100 miles
  • EV charging time
    Low (overnight)
  • Towing
    No
  • Use of used parts
    I don't know
  • May 18, 2024, 02:05 PM
    Administrator (Foremost EV)
    This looks like a great project! Send me a message, my team here at Foremost EV would be glad to help!

    Rory.fleck@foremostev.com
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