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1976 DJ-5E Electruck Grove City, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: The seller stopped the auction. It may have sold locally.

Not many of these Electruck DJ-5E jeeps around. Seller indicates it is only 1 of 352. There are also two different brochures available on eBay for them. Brochure 1 and Brochure 2. Thanks to Ted for spotting this one.


“I will post better pictures. I am having trouble figuring how to do it.

This is a one of a kind right hand drive electric jeep. I bought this in 2011 and just “put it back” with my other collection of postal jeeps. It is now coming up for sale as I need room. It is showroom perfect, just drop in some new batteries.

If you deliver plastic bags this is the most economical and practical vehicle you will find. If you love Jeeps no one will have anything like this. It’s so cute
Back in the ’70s (when the Big 3 were really the Big 4), American Motors flirted a bit with electric vehicles. Perhaps their greatest successes came from the Jeep side of the ailing brand. Known internally as the DJ-5E and to the outside world as the Electruck, the E-Jeep used a 20-horsepower compound wind DC Motor made by Gould. That same company provided the batteries, an odd set of two 27 volt lead-acids which were later replaced by the Postal Service with Eagle-Picher batteries. Capable of hitting 40 miles per hour for up to 29 miles, the USPS got plenty of use out of the three-doored wrong-side drive EVs.

Over three-hundred-fifty electric Jeeps were sold to the U.S. Postal Service along with five sent across the border to Canada. Out of those five, only one is known to still exist and it now being lovingly restored by its current owner. This is a unique piece of history.


3 Comments on “1976 DJ-5E Electruck Grove City, OH **SOLD**

  1. Mike

    I remember when this was a big newspaper story back in the 70’s, then it went nowhere. Just like so many other innovative big money and big business had other ideas.

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