2-10-20 Update: Another 3+ years later and this Puch is up for sale again. It’s since moved to the Midwest and the price has dropped once more. You can now find it at Throttle Stop in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin with a BIN of $8,000 or best offer here on eBay.
8-15-17 Update: 4 years later, this gorgeous racer is back up for sale. Reader Peter S just let me know that it’s now available in Marina Del Rey, California for $10,500 (about a 33% discount) at Chequered Flag here on Hemmings.
Post-Sale Update: This Steyr-Daimler-Puch 250 Racer was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown.
Unfortunately, this is a hard bike to verify information on, but it’s so interesting looking that I had to share it with you. This Steyr-Daimler-Puch 250 Racer looks like a Puch 250 that’s been outfitted with a lovely set of panels.
Steyr-Daimler-Puch initially formed as a rifle manufacturer in the mid 1800’s, and then merged with Austro-Daimler-Puch in 1934. As a manufacturing conglomerate, they produced weapons, cars, trucks, buses, and of course, motorcycles. They remained in action until 1987, where they dissolved into separate companies. If I was a betting man, I’d say this bike was based on the Puch 250 SGS, otherwise known as the Twingle (read more about it here on Motorcycle Classics), which had a 13.5 horsepower engine and was capable of 65 mph.
This specific Steyr-Daimler-Puch 250 Racer (VIN: 1731982) was up for auction at Pebble Beach in August of 2012, where it hit a high bid of $7,000 (it did not meet reserve). It’s received a restoration by Kent Riches with ‘flawless paint and chrome work’, as well as accurate decals, the nifty race fairing and front brake with air duct.
Find this Steyr-Daimler-Puch 250 Racer for sale with a BIN price of $14,500 in Beverly Hills, California