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Go electric with “Petal” the self-build car coming up for auction

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March 28, 2018
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If you’re looking for something a little different this Renault Voiturette-style electric powered self-build car, “Petal” to friends, is coming up for sale.

Hand-built from marine ply and timber, this self-build car is fitted with dual 500 watt, 24 volt motors, providing independent drive to each wheel and effective differential wheel speed on cornering.

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Petal the self-build car with tiller steering

Petal will take a bit of getting used to with its tiller style steering and 26in rear wheels and 20in front ones, but it will be great fun to drive.

The self-build car is a single seater and has fast and slow speed options for both adults and children. Although it is not road legal, it can be used on the pavement under careful supervision but it’s probably more fun to give it a run in an empty and private car park.

Finished in Rossa red, Petal is valued at £400-£600 and goes under the hammer at Anglia Car Auctions in Kings Lynn on Saturday, April 14. Learn about Petal’s full spec and check out the rest of the sale catalogue.

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Adrian Flux is the United Kingdom’s largest and longest established kit car and self-build car insurance intermediary.

With more than 50 years experience in arranging insurance for every kit and self-build car imaginable, we will tailor an insurance policy as individual as your vehicle.

Adrian Flux has a portfolio of policies for more than 300 makes of kit car and self-build cars including Caterham, Westfield, Robin Hood and Lotus Seven.

But the team at Adrian Flux really like a challenge and enjoy being tested to come up with an insurance policy a little out of the ordinary. That’s why they are confident they could even put the perfect policy in place to protect Petal.

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