1981 HMV Freeway II

Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis, MO



Year 1981
Mileage 3445
Engine 100
Doors --
Transmission Automatic
Make HM
Model Other

Other 1981

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Red
Interior Color Black


1981 FreeWay II MicroCar One of 700 examples made between 1979 and 1982 About 700 were made over two years at a retail price of $3,400 at the factory in Minnesota No expense spared, two-year rotisserie restoration The best example available for sale, quality restoration! Has top speed of 65 MPH and gets 60 to 80 MPG Upgraded 27.6 CID Tecumseh single-cylinder, four-cycle engine with new HMV drive system, belt, bearings, seals and chain Belt-driven continuously variable transmission Orange exterior with gray and black interior Frame blasted and painted to match body Single headlight with dual foglights and dual taillights New glass and seals New shocks, suspension, brakes, wheels and tires New carpet and interior Sunroof, factory wiper, electric fuel pump, new parking brake, new dry-cell battery, new chrome exhaust with heat wrap Documentation includes a copy of Jerry Kraft and Friends FreeWay Service Manual Interesting design feature is the heater. It is actually the oil cooler located under the dashboard No need to buy a Toyota Prius or a Tesla when you can get a classic high MPG vehicle like this 1981 FreeWay II MicroCar. This classic commuter car has a top speed of 65 miles per hour and gets at least 60 MPG. It underwent a two-year, no expense spared rotisserie restoration and is the best example offered for sale! We think that this retro eco-car is quite the character, and certainly a machine that will have people raising an eyebrow. Designed by Dave Edmondson and built in Burnsville, Minnesota, this is one of only about 700 examples made between 1979 and 1982. With 3,445 miles showing on the clock, the car's owner decided to embark on a complete two-year rotisserie restoration that started in 2015 and took about two years to complete, with reportedly no expense spared. The car's fiberglass body is finished in orange and the color plus the trim are in excellent condition, as expected after a complete renovation. The frame was blasted and painted to match the body. Up front is the single rectangular headlight while there are two round taillights in the rear. The body took eight months to repaint and reportedly cost $3,100 alone. This FreeWay has all new plexiglass and seals, too; its rear windows have the ability to open about two inches each for air ventilation and the sunroof is completely removable. As expected, the bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy and the cargo area behind the lone seat looks great. The FreeWay had a welded tubular steel frame, with a secondary perimeter frame at bumper height to protect the driver from impacts. Its suspension was fully independent. The lower body included a full undertray to reduce the drag coefficient of the vehicle. This example has new shock absorbers, suspension, brakes and reportedly the last three radial tires that were factory. The new tires are size 215 40-12 and all three are mounted on new black-and-silver ITP alloy wheels that look sharp and contrast well with the exterior. The FreeWay II has the larger 27.6-CID Tecumseh single-cylinder, four-cycle engine, complete with new belt and HMV drive system, which is a complete rebuild with new bearings, seals, chain painted to match the body. The engine is mounted behind the driver and was coupled to a snowmobile-style CVT belt drive transmission. Final drive to the rear wheel was by chain. It did not have a reverse gear in its transmission. There's a new dry cell battery and new aluminum fuel tank with gauge, filter and Holley fuel pump plus a new parking brake. This example has turn signals, taillights, brake lights, running lights, fog lights, head lamp and dash lights, power factory windscreen wiper and an electric fuel pump. The new chrome exhaust has been heat-wrapped. Inside, there's a black-and-gray driver's seat that is in excellent shape, new carpet plus a sunroof and rear lift lid with AM radio installed at factory. The dash has a speedometer with an odometer, amp meter, gas gauge, temperature gauge and ventilation fan but the fuel gauge and speedo/odo are inoperable. There are four rear view mirrors for safety and the car has a new parking brake. The headliner is in good, original shape while an orange-and-black three-spoke steering wheel faces the driver. This is a two-person inline seating car, but it is currently setup as a one-seater that accommodates a driver up to 250 pounds. The rear seat is included. The FreeWay was designed to be a basic, no frills transportation vehicle for one person. It was envisioned by its designer, Dave Edmonson, as the ideal solo commuter car. The body is two-piece fiberglass. The drive system was made by Comet, with two variable-diameter pulleys, as used in snowmobiles. Final drive to the rear wheel was by chain. Top speed was said to be 65 mph. Gas mileage was the FreeWay's long suit, with 60 to 80 mpg claimed for the FreeWay II model. The company that manufactured


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