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cuscus47

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Name that truck?
« on: March 24, 2008, 09:30:52 PM »
Another mystery car to find some info on it.
Make, year and engine type, country, plus any other useless information? No prize, but a big smile :), and your 'nom de plume' in print. Go for it!!!

« Last Edit: March 25, 2008, 09:07:29 AM by cuscus47 »
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Re: Name that truck?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 09:57:50 AM »
 :( No reponses yet on this vehicle? Maybe a give-away clue is needed?
Well, it does have three wheels. That's the first clue. The second is that it is electric, not so obvious, since you cannot see the non-existant exhaust pipe. More info. later. ::)
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Re: Name that truck?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 01:56:34 PM »
Here is a side view.
No guesses?

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Re: Name that truck?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 03:19:18 PM »
Maybe from Thailand??

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Re: Name that truck?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 03:33:40 PM »
Looks Japanese??  ???

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Re: Name that truck?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008, 03:50:26 PM »
 Are we looking at a Laher 36A-SC by any chance? A 36-volt electric vehicle made by the Laher Spring Electric Car Corporation of Oakland, California, & New Albany, Mississippi, USA at the tail-end of the 1960s or thereabouts. The one in this topic seems to have the optinal lighting set & windscreen wiper.....     :)
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Re: Name that truck?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008, 04:45:40 PM »
You have stood up and bowed, Stuart. A big golden star for you. It is a Laher, 1961 model. My records show it being Model number 7 LA (Delivery), made by them in either Memphis Tennessee, or as you said Oakland California (two addresses, maybe just their Sales office, or Production plant?). It has a fiberglass cab, with removable fibreglass doors, air spring suspension, 2.5 inch steel frame chassis members, with a GE 2.5 HP electric motor driving the front wheel. The cab tips forward for servicing. I've never seen one, but maybe there is one buried deep in some long forgotten warehouse, factory, or garage.I will put it on my wish list. I also agree with the others, that it doesn't look like something made in America, even though the headlight surround is reminiscent of the early Ford Econolines. Laher did make 25 different models for personel, material handling and golf needs. A long forgotten manufacturer. The world of micros, minis or whatever classification this fits, is truly remarkable.
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Re: Name that truck?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2008, 04:58:42 PM »
Here is the brochure form 1961.
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Re: Name that truck?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2008, 12:37:03 PM »
The open air version on the brochure looks fun!