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1917 Eveready Autoped

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Post Sale Update: This Eveready sold for the opening bid of $9,500 on eBay in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Wheels Through Time is continuing their sale of exhibit bikes, and this one’s my favorite so far! Meet the Eveready Autoped, the first mass-produced motorized scooter in the US.

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1 of 700 – 1961 Velocette Viceroy

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Post Listing Update: This Viceroy did not get any interest at the opening bid of $12,500. One of Velocette’s least-known creations is a scooter called the Viceroy. It made sense in theory but sales were poor and production ended after just 700 were sold over 4 years (1960-1964). Obviously, they’re now hard to find, especially in the US.

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1980 Testi Comfort 50

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Every once in a while, you find someone who’s willing to invest a bunch of time and money into a motorcycle that most people would not think is worth. This seller knows what he’s done, noting that “I have more money and time in this machine than I could ever recover by selling it…I do projects like this to keep …

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1973 Auranthetic Charger

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Post Listing Update: This Auranthetic did not get any interest at the BIN of $1,450. A few years ago, Vy went to Chicago to film an episode of Chicago PD. I decided to join her, and while I was in town I visited a reader with an amazing collection of motorcycles. He had some incredible stuff, and I knew we’d …

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1953 Goggo 200

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Post Sale Update: This Goggo sold for $6,357 after 4 bids on eBay in Paradise Valley, California. Goggo scooters (as well as Goggomobil cars) were built by GLAS, a company founded by Andreas Glas who started by making farm equipment and was inspired to build a scooter when he saw an Italian two-wheeler in Verona, Italy at a machinery exhibition. …

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New Auction Bike – 1942 Cushman Model 32 US Navy

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Today on the auction site we’ve got a restored Cushman that most likely started life at a Naval base in San Diego, California! This example was discovered in a garage in Point Loma, California, and it’s believed that it was in service at the Naval Air Station San Diego (now known as Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado Island). …

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1969 Lady Yamaha U5

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Post Sale Update: This Lady Yamaha sold for $1,275 after 10 bids on eBay in Clermont, Florida. Back in the day, Yamaha apparently offered a special edition of the 50cc Newport scooter that was marketed to women in the most stereotypical way possible – they made it pink, added fringes to the seat, and slapped a basket on the front. …

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Needs Some Work – 1963 IWL Troll

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First founded in 1936 by the Daimler-Benz Company for the purpose of producing military aircraft engines, Industriewerke Ludwigsfelde — or IWL — was a German manufacturing firm based just outside of Berlin. Because IWL was making engines for the Luftwaffe, its factory was targeted and bombed during WW2. After the war, the Soviets came and stripped most of the remaining …

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1960 Moto Guzzi Galletto

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Post Listing Update: This Galletto was pulled off eBay due to an error in the listing. Carlo Guzzi was one of Moto Guzzi’s three co-founders back in 1921, and he was the brainchild behind a scooter/motorcycle hybrid called the Galletto (cockerel in Italian). Over approximately 15 years of production, 75,000 units were sold.