Post-Listing Update: This Sahara was pulled off of eBay before the listing ended.
In 1923, FN brought out a new unit construction single that quickly usurped the popularity of their four cylinder powerplant. Initially, the singles were popular with sportier riders, but FN wanted more of a standard model – hence the M70. In 1927, two French army officers (along with a Belgian mechanic) rode across the Sahara desert with M70s over a three-month period, covering just under 4,000 miles – this led to the nickname of “Sahara”.
The 350cc engine was popular because it was reliable but could still get the Sahara up to over 55 miles per hour while returning 112 miles per gallon. The seller of this bike says that it may have had an older restoration and that cosmetically it’s nice, with the exception of a small ding on the top of the tank. Mechanically, however, it’s going to need an inspection of the bottom end as the bike runs but it’s ‘making a thud, not a rap if the advance is the least bit off.’
Find this FN for sale in Mims, Florida with an unmet opening bid of $6,850
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