1897 Anthony Electric Car
Pictures of the 1897 Anthony Electric Car - Petersen Automotive Museum
1897 Anthony Electric Car - Petersen Automotive Museum
One of the first cars built in Los Angeles, This spindly vehicle was constructed by 17-year old Earle C. Anthony using lumber, wheelchair gears, bicycle forks and other available components. Though young, Anthony was a competent electrical engineer who also designed and built the 1.5-horsepower electric motor that powered the car. This is believed to be a reconstruction which was crafted in the early 1920s using the original metal parts attached to a new wooden framework.