1980 HMV Freeway

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The brain child of David Edmonson, High Mileage Vehicles (HMV) sold about 700 units of the HMV Free-way, a three-wheeled oddity that you’re about to learn a little bit about.

HMV Freeway - Rear Left

3 engines were available – two gasoline powerplants and a diesel option, though no one ever bought an example of the latter. You could get a 12hp or 16hp variant of the gasoline engine, capable of 100mpg and 60mpg respectively when driven at 40 miles per hour. The engine was mounted in the rear and utilized a CVT (with a chain final drive) to motivate the single rear wheel. Reverse was apparently an option that was never made available to buyers, so you’ll be planning before you park. Ignoring that, it had some nifty features – fully independent suspension, two-piece enclosed fiberglass bodywork, and a full undertray to minimize drag. It was designed to be licensed as a motorcycle (which it was federally), though some states considered it to be a car.

HMV Freeway - Cockpit

This specific HMV Free-way (VIN: hmv6910g81) has the larger Tecumseh motor and has 13,500 miles. It is a rust-free example with a recent service and a Florida title.

HMV Freeway - Front

Find this HMV Freeway for sale here on Craigslist in West Palm Beach, Florida for $12,500.

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