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This Is a Real Wheelchair Car from 1956

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Harold Young of Downey, California, has a car designed expressly for wheelchair users in 1956. The driver gets in and out without help. Controls, including a push-stop, pull-go lever, are designed for the handicapped.

The three-wheeler has directional signals as well as standard lights. Transmission uses a Togaloc clutch, chain drive to jackshaft, V-belt drive to rear wheels. The car has had years of all-weather use.

h/t: vintag.es

Wheelchair car has welded tubular frame, rugged 20-gauge steel body.
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Operator locks chair under horizontal wheel by means of stout hooks on dashboard.
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All controls are within easy reach. Horizontal steering wheel gives better leverage.
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Power supply is an Onan two-cylinder opposed engine developing 10 hp, 45 mph top.
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