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Go Green - In a 110 year old motor.<br />
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A bizarre-looking motor that was one of the world's first electric cars when it was made 110 years ago has emerged for sale for £60,000.<br />
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The quirky two-seater vehicle, a Woods Electric Queen Victoria Brougham, was a pioneer of motoring when it was unveiled in 1905.<br />
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Inventor Clinton Woods, largely regarded as the grandfather of electric cars, had started the Woods Motor Company six years previously, and the Queen Victoria Brougham model was one of its first creations.<br />
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But by 1915 the development of cars running on petrol had far outstripped that of their electric counterparts and Woods' business folded.<br />
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The motor, the only one of its kind known to exist, will be sold by Bonhams on September 26.