Post-Sale Update: This Iron Pig sold for $2,247 after 48 bids on eBay.
Nicknamed the TV Lamp due to the headlight (or the Iron Pig due to the generally ugly looks), the MZ Trophy ES was a quick seller in East Germany due to a lack of competition and a focus on practicality. 1967 brought the ES 250/2, which is what we feature today. Cheaper than the 250cc competition, these were one of the few bikes available in the Iron Curtain that allowed for a sidecar.
The 250cc engine is a one cylinder, two stroke that produced 19 horsepower. With a four-speed transmission, this MZ was capable of 65 miles per hour and about 45 miles per gallon. This specific example doesn’t look bad cosmetically, but head over to BikeEXIF to see an absolutely lovely example.
This specific MZ Trophy ES has 12,477 miles and is a first-kick bike, despite the age. The paint and chrome are original and faded, but it runs well.
Find this MZ Trophy ES for sale in Peer, Belgium with bidding up to $255 (and free shipping to the US)