Post Sale Update: This Ner-A-Car sold for $20,100.01 after 18 bids on eBay.
Designed by Carl Neracher in 1918, the Ner-A-Car was sold as a cheap automobile alternative. Approximately 10,000 were built and sold in the US, and another 6,500 were built and sold in England under license. The step-through design and bodywork kept riders clean, allowing them to wear ordinary clothes on their way to work or local shops. Production started in 1921, and the Model “A” had a 221cc 2-stroke engine that produced 2.5 horsepower. In the fall of 1922, Erwin “Cannonball” Baker rode a Ner-a-Car from New York City to Los Angeles – it took him just over 174 hours. This example was sold that same year, but it’s spent the last several decades in a barn in Massachusetts, stored alongside a classic Rolls Royce.
Varying sources online suggest that of the 16,500 Ner-a-Car’s ever built, only about 100 remain. For more on the model, check out this site dedicated to the Ner-a-Car.
This example (VIN: B7105) looks nice but obviously it has not been run in a long time and it will need plenty of work. The engine has compression and turns over but the seller claims he has not tried to start it yet. Find this Ner-A-Car project for sale in Bethel, Connecticut with an unmet opening bid of $7,500