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 is VIN: T56080422 and it’s covered 21,387 miles. The seller says that it was “safely stored in a museum for many years” and that he hasn’t tried to start it as it will need “a battery and fuel and sorting out to be ready to ride.”
Find this Pannonia for sale in East Palatka, Florida with an unmet opening bid of $500 here on eBay.
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