In Canada – 1963 Honda CZ100

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Post Listing Update: This CZ did not meet reserve despite 10 bids up to $8,584.02.

Monkey Week continues on Bike-urious – a lot of seller seem to be picking up on the buzz of the new bike and are testing the market to see if their classics have increased in value. The CZ was the second generation of the Honda Monkey, and it’s one of the later examples as it has a red tank and a serial number. The CZ model was never officially sold in the US, but this one is just across the border in British Columbia.

This bike got the same engine and fuel tank from the Cub, as well as an engine that earned the nickname of the “Iron”. It produced 4.4 horsepower at 9,500 rpm. For more on the CZ100, head on over to this forum dedicated to the bike, run by Richard’s Relics.

This example (VIN: SOO 448) has 670 miles on the odometer, and the seller claims that it has “been in the same family since new.” He also says that this CZ “runs and rides” and that it’s in original condition. For reasons I haven’t figured out yet, CZ values seem tower over the sale prices for other classic Monkeys. The last one I featured did not meet reserve at $12,600, while this example sold at the 2018 Mecum Las Vegas auction for $18,700. Those sale prices may actually somehow make this CZ a bargain – find it for sale in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada with bidding up to $3,210 or a BIN of $10,830

If you have to buy one in the US, CHP Motorsports in Whitehouse, Texas has a 1,177 mile example for $14,500. The owner of that shop says he knows of just 4 CZ100s in the US.