After World War II, the Allies banned manufacturers like Heinkel from producing airplanes. They decided to try their hand at personal transport with the production of vehicles like microcars, bicycles, and scooters like the Tourist you see here.
In the home market of Germany, the Tourist was sold as transportation for people who couldn’t afford a car. Outside of Deutschland, this scooter was more expensive than a Lambretta or Vespa and it was marketed as a fancy option – in England they called it the “Rolls-Royce of scooters”. This is a “103 A2”, the last series of the production run – it got a 174cc four-stroke single cylinder engine and it weighed 326 pounds. For more information, check out HeinkelTourist.com The Tourist also served as one transport option for the German Post Office, or Deutsche Bundespost.
While it’s not clear if this example was originally used for postal duties, it sure looks the part now after a restoration approximately a decade ago. While the package is available in Ireland, it’s currently equipped with German plates, registration, and tax book.
The seller also provides a video, and you can see the scooter in motion at the end of it:
The buyer of this fun combination should budget a few more bucks to buy a toy, as there are a few diecast models out there in the world as well:
Find this Heinkel for sale in Artane, Ireland with a Classified Price of approximately $8,860