Hidden From The War – 1937 NSU Pony 201 ZDB

In Germany, Vintage by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Pony was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown.

Today we feature the story of a true survivor – a 1937 NSU Pony.

NSU Pony - Front Right

Featuring a two-stroke, single cylinder, 198cc engine, the Pony produced 7 horsepower, helping it attain a top speed of about 45 miles per hour. Approximately 35,000 were built between 1935 and 1940.

NSU Pony - Vintage

This specific NSU Pony has quite the incredible backstory. As World War II started, the Nazis collected motorcycles from owners to use in the front lines. The owner of this NSU Pony wanted his bike to avoid such a fate, so he hid the bike in his barn. The owner was captured by the Russians and forced to wrok in the Siberian salt mines until 1949. When he was finally released, he came back home and brought the Pony back to life. Wow. The seller helps verify this story (if you believe it) with period correspondence and photos from when the bike was new. As a “Deluxe” model, this bike comes with saddle bags, a tool kit, and an additional spring cushioned seat. The bike runs, though it’s spent most of it time recently as a show bike.

NSU Pony - Tank

Find this NSU Pony for sale here on eBay with a BIN price of $10,950 in Dartford, United Kingdom.

NSU Pony - Right Side