1959 Pannonia T5 with Duna Sidecar

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Post Sale Update: after being relisted, this Pannonia sold for $5,650 after 8 bids on eBay in Sacramento, California.

Pannonia was a Hungarian motorcycle manufacturer that produced over a million bikes between 1954 and 1975 – in addition to a whole bunch of four wheelers. While their range of motorcycle engines included a boxer twin and a vertical twin, the most common motor they built was a two-stroke single as featured in this T5.

The 250cc smoker in this bike was good for approximately 16 horsepower, just enough to handle the extra weight of the gorgeous Duna sidecar. When this bike was released, cars were expensive in Hungary – so sidecars were often used as family transportation. I can’t imagine any car at that time offered such stylish accommodations, though! An interesting feature is that the sidecar has a lever that lets you adjust the ride height to compensate for weight in the hack. For more on the Pannonia/Duna combo, check out this article on Sump Magazine.

This example (VIN: 26319047210) has 12,631 miles and that’s basically all the seller has to say about it. He notes that it’s “a great bike, I just don’t have the time to really enjoy it.” Find this Pannonia with sidecar duo for sale in Sacramento, California with bidding up to $4,999 (and no reserve) here on eBay.