1960 NSU Quickly

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In 1936, NSU introduced a moped called the Quick. It was quite popular – they sold almost 250,000 over a production run that lasted until 1953. Even more popular was the successor, the amusingly-named “Quickly.” From 1953-1968, NSU sold over a million units! Here’s a 60 year-old survivor.

“Moped” wasn’t a term back then, so NSU called it an “autocycle.” For some period advertisements, check out Cyclemaster.

The Quickly had a 49cc two-stroke engine paired with a two-speed transmission and a pedal start. This example has been with the seller for nine years and during that time it got a “completely rebuilt engine.” Because of that, it now starts on the first kick. It runs with premix in the ratio of 25:1, and it features Bosch electrics as well as a Bosch horn.

Find this Quickly for sale in Gompers Park, Illinois for $3,000 here on Craigslist.

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