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Puch Moped MS50 1962

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  • Closed: Mon 23 Nov 2009, 12:50 pm
Listing #: 255179126
The Austrian firm of Puch built their first motorcycles in 1903, and by 1912, the year in which company founder Johann Puch retired, the factory was producing over 300 motorcycles and automobiles each year, along with some 16,000 bicycles. Business slowed considerably after the end of WWI, and in 1934 they merged with Steyr and Austro-Daimler to become Steyr-Daimler-Puch.

In 1952, Puch manufactured their first Puch motor scooter. The legendary Puch 500 was launched in 1957 and bikes were exported to the U.S. and sold under the names Allstate and Sears. The factory closed in 1987 after being bought by Piaggio.

The first Puch moped in the fifties was the Steyr-Daimler-Puch MS 50, known as baby-Puch because of its fragile and small body. Puch enthusiasts consider that it was the first proper production moped. However, it's difficult to decide where the cyclemotor ends and the moped begins; the French machines of the early 1950's in particular could be considered either. The fifties scooter craze blurred the model categories once again with mopeds that may also be scooters - or a scooterette as the Cheetah was described.

Puch is well-known for its mopeds and motorcycles. Many motorcyclists today had a Puch Maxi moped as their first machine. With a decline in the moped market in the 1970's, Puch cycles had a resurgence and were exported worldwide.

1962 PUCH Moped Model MS 50 VD Renamed it the Nomad in English-speaking countries.

In 1962, the Austrian company Puch offered two models in the UK, the slightly more upmarket 59cc Cheetah Scooterette, and this model, the bog-standard 50cc MS 50 Nomad.

I started to restore it 10 years ago but have since acquired other things to work on, so I'm letting her go. This bike comes with a box of spare parts. While I have not turned it on for a few years, that last time we did she ran pretty sweet. Currently there is no petrol inside the tank. She'll look amazing with a new coat of paint too!

Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

dopesta (27 27 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2013
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  • Member since Jun 2005

Closes: Mon 23 Nov, 12:50 pm. 2009 This auction used auto-extend.