Long before electric car development was even considered by mainstream manufacturers, small companies like Marketour Electric Cars of Long Beach CA came and went, showcasing their version of what a carbon-free future might look like. One of Marketour’s rare electric cars – a 1964 Model E – is up for sale on eBay from MotoeXotica, a dealer of “pioneer classic cars.”
Marketour apparently began production of its small electric car in 1964. It would be considered by today’s standards probably a low speed vehicle, designed for neighborhood use only. It runs on a 36-volt electric motor and gets around 50 miles on a single charge. This particular one apparently heralds from Arizona, as MotoeXotica says that included with the purchase is a hand written letter from the company explaining colors and taxes, copies of the original Arizona registration card and a copy of the Arizona Certificate of Title.
This electric car is being sold on a bill of sale only. Checking out the photos and reading the description, this used vehicle is definitely a bare bones experience. It reportedly is in very good condition, rolling on three tires and offering a single hand control for steering. The inside seat is vinyl and has enough room for two passengers. It is outfitted also with turn signals, headlights and taillights as well.