GeoD

Shrunkettes (The mini off-road all purpose truck)

15 posts in this topic

These are some UTVs (named Shrunkettes) my Dad sold as a distributor back in the early 80's. They received a lot of attention but they didn't sell very well. I think the base model was approx $3500. The Deluxe model $6500. No wonder they didn't sell!!! Even though today's UTV's go for approx $14-16k.

My Dad had one base model and two Deluxe for display. They were neat little all terrain vehicles. The base model ripped!!! Too bad they were before their time and so damn expensive back in the day.

The Company went belly up and they are no more. I made the PDF from the last known brochure.

Shrukette Brochure

.

Edited by GeoD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I can't see that trunkette brochure without logging into the Honda Forum...:frown: Can you attach it to this post?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ajmboy.

Unfortunately the pdf file is too large to post on this forum. I will try to load the pdf's of the Shrunkettes on another site that doesn't require a login.

Below are some screenshots I took from the pdf brochure (hopefully they load):

.

ScreenShot019.jpg

ScreenShot020.jpg

ScreenShot018.jpg

ScreenShot019.jpg.6cf87ac8c4783ad0867b6cf76b7fc94a.jpg

ScreenShot020.jpg.3b1e1d3ed2ca80adc44311a03bd3af1c.jpg

ScreenShot018.jpg.ee20f8ce3a595b5b4ab41a5a1d9d8ceb.jpg

Edited by GeoD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That brings back memories! I remember reading about them when I was a kid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Ajmboy.

Below are some screenshots I took of the pdf brochure (hopefully they load):

.

Wow...pretty interesting. I never really seen these or knew about them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wow...pretty interesting. I never really seen these or knew about them.

They were around in the early 80's. The manufacturing company was located in New York. My Dad was a distributor for Pennsylvania. The Supreme model looked the coolest but the Stampede was the fastest and most fun to drive. Unfortunately, they didn't sell very well. I guess the world wasn't ready for UTV's back then.

I wish I could get the full brochure loaded on the forum so all of you can read the specs and see one of the last remaining brochures of these early UTV's.

Edited by GeoD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have one of these, and have been looking for any info on them. There is not much out there about them. I paid $2000 for it and finally got most of the wiring figured out and got it running. It is not at all what I was expecting. Now I am giong to sell it or put the cab on a 4wheeler. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? let me know what you think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can help you with getting a shrunkette, but for the rest you ar on your own

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thoughs are cool!! i just seen a picture in a magazine recently someone used 4 wheeler frames and did something similar with them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is intresting that the RZR claims a patented design that places the engine behind the back seat for the lowest center of gravity but this buggy has has that years before the RZR.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have one of these, and have been looking for any info on them. There is not much out there about them. I paid $2000 for it and finally got most of the wiring figured out and got it running. It is not at all what I was expecting. Now I am giong to sell it or put the cab on a 4wheeler. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? let me know what you think.

Not if you keep the cab. What condition is the frame in? And is there any suspension?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

everything appears to be in working condition except the radio. I need to wire all the lights, turnsingnals, and horn back in. The wiring is all in bad shape, but I plan to replace it with heavier wire before I sell it. The frame and suspension appears to be pretty good. If you want to see a vidio of it, go to youtube and type in "shrunkette"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am going to try and add some pics of it now that it has a Polaris sport under it. It will now run down the road at 35-40 mph instead of 7mph, and it only took about another $2500 in materials.

sale 020.jpg

sale 023.jpg

sale 022.jpg

sale 027.jpg

sale 026.jpg

57d7734780ab4_sale020.jpg.b3b83cded57cd9365c3772907477eac1.jpg

57d773478454f_sale023.jpg.162ed7e240088a871f01bca9abbd0a1a.jpg

57d7734787bfa_sale022.jpg.e212a95c5838c17078ecc23bad2242c3.jpg

57d773478aadd_sale027.jpg.26887e40f65a834167d5dc099d1ac2f8.jpg

57d773478ce07_sale026.jpg.f8507310912ee7297277e698345fd804.jpg

Edited by knkyle

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now