Heinkel started as a German aircraft manufacturer that found themselves without a product after the Allies banned them from making planes after World War II. They moved on to bicycles, a microcar, and scooters like the Tourist to help Germans who couldn’t afford a car but needed personal transportation.
When offered in markets outside of Germany, the Heinkel was marketed as an upscale scooter (pricier than a Vespa or Lambretta) that was well quipped – clock, luggage rack, spare wheel, steering lock, etc. In England it was called the Rolls-Royce of scooters, and a dealer in Massachusetts called it the Cadillac of scooters. Production ran from 1953 to December 31st, 1965 – this “1966” example must have been one of the last scoots off the line. It is from the last series, called the 103 A2 – this had a 174cc four-stroke single cylinder engine and it weighed 326 pounds. For more information, check out HeinkelTourist.com!
This example is lacking in photos but it’s being offered by the third owner, who says it’s in excellent condition with 7,500 miles. The sale will include the original owner’s manual and tool kit. Find this Tourist here on Craigslist $4,500 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
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