Post Sale Update: This Twingle sold for $1,420 after 25 bids on eBay in Onsted, Michigan.
In 1967, Puch updated the styling of their 250 Twingle (two pistons share one combustion chamber). It lost some curves but gained some color, and the distinctive drivetrain was left alone. I’ve featured a couple of these in the past and they never seem to meet reserve – this one won’t have that problem!
The fascinating 248cc engine produced 16.5 horsepower and 18 pound-feet of torque. One piston is designed to bring fuel in from the crankcase while the other gets rid of the burned charge to the exhaust headers. Both pistons are connected with one connecting rod. The Twingle name was utilized in the US but in the home continent of Europe the bike was simply called the Puch 250 SGS. 38,584 examples were sold over the production run between 1953 and 1970.
This example is said to be a “wonderful running and all original” example – it’s even got the original Sempri tires on it. It’s got just 2,423 miles though there is plenty of surface rust (or what a marketer would call patina) – the seller did not want to restore it as he believes it’s only original once. He recently cleaned the carb, and installed new fuel lines plus a petcock. Everything is said to work and the owner’s manual is included in the sale – let’s see what the market thinks it’s worth!
Find this Twingle for sale in Onsted, Michigan with bidding up to $900 here on eBay.