Nothing in the Walt Disney World is more welcoming than Main Street. That turn of the century feel. The architecture. The old shops with ice cream and other unhealthy confections. And the trollies. If you’re as nostalgic as I am for that specific bit of Disney magic, there’s an auction on right now for you.
A seller out of Illinois is currently auctioning off an original Walt Disney World trolly from the 1970s. Painted in red with gold trim, this white leather upholstered beauty is all sorts of nostalgic. The wood decor features Mickeys-a-plenty.
The best part of all? It still works! Since it’s more or less a modded golf cart, there’s nothing complex under the hood. If you’ve ever been by a retirement community, you’ve likely spotted a few carts from this era still puttering around.
From the listing:
This golf cart was produced by the Noland Car Co. for Walt Disney World. During the late ’70s Disney commissioned the Noland Car Co. to build a limited number of these unique Trolley designed carts to move hotel guests to their needed destinations. They were used until the mid 1980s. They have the look of an old vintage Trolley car with “Mickey” details in the wood. Notice Mickey’s head in the wood work? It also has a trolley Bell and centered headlight. It seats 6 people and has an area to carry luggage. I have only see one other cart like this which sold for $21,000 in 2014.
The chassis is a modified golf cart with typical battery / electric motor. Very easy to work on and maintain. The batteries in this cart are older but are still working and has a charger.
The bid is currently sitting at $10,100 with no reserve. The Trolly is currently located in Volo, Illinois. So, get ready for some freight or hauling charges if you do decide to bid. The listing will end tomorrow.
Would you purchase a vehicle from the Disney parks? What about a monorail car? Maybe convert an entire line of them into a themed restaurant? Let us know your thoughts and dreams in the comments.
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