1981 - Volume #5, Issue #2, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Alcohol Cars For Sale
General Motors of Brazil has agreed to ship Pete
and loyd 1,000 alcohol-powered cars in 1981, with more to be available next year. The cars burn straight 180 or higher proof ethanol and get 25 to 30 mpg, according to James Floyd. They're equipped with a cold-starting mechanism for use in colder climates. Foreign models being offered range in price from $8,000 to $12,000.
Floyd, who has made alcohol himself and also started a business of selling alcohol stills, feels that availability of alcohol-powered cars represents "A breakthrough in creating a market for low-proof alcohol, one of the real problems up to now for small scale alcohol producers." He says the Opala model, which sells for $9,950, is most readily available. Its delivery is about 30 days. The Chevety, which sells for $8,080, takes about 90 days for delivery. Delivery is slightly longer on the other 2 models being offered.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Alcohol Cars For America, James Floyd, President, Route 1, Box 208, Cullman, Ala. 35055 (ph 205 734-7297). (Photo courtesy Farm Energy Magazine, West Des Moines, Iowa).
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