Post-Sale Update: After 27 bids on eBay, this Puch Sabre sold for $959.
Manufactured for Sears by Puch, the Puch Sabre is technically a motorcycle, though it was marketed as a moped. This European beauty features one of the more interesting-looking engines we’ve ever seen.
The Sabre utilized a 50cc engine and 3-speed transmission to propel it to a top speed of about 50 miles per hour. To help with the required pre-mix of oil and gas, they come with a nifty little egg cup in the fuel cap, so you know how much oil to put it. From the factory, there was no ignition or battery – just kick it and go. You’ll just have to make sure that you park somewhere safe!
This specific Puch Sabre is just two pieces shy of being 100% original – the throttle control and tail light lens. Though it’s running now, budget for a top end rebuild sometime soon. We’re curious to see what the reserve ends up being, as it might end up being quite the steal – expect to pay $1,800-2,000 for one of these in good shape. All the parts you’d ever want are available at Motor West in Wisconsin.
Find this Puch Sabre for sale here on eBay with bidding up to $150 in Newington, Connecticut.
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