1950 Wizzer Sportsman
Lot 384
1950 Wizzer Sportsman
US$ 5,000 - 7,000
£3,000 - 4,200
amended
Lot Details
1950 Wizzer Sportsman
It's been called the "paperboy's delight," and with its heavy-duty luggage rack and 30-mph cruising speed what kid wouldn't choose a Whizzer over a pedal bike for delivering daily newspapers? Whizzer got its start in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1939 making engines that attached to standard bicycles. By 1948 the company had sold an astounding 150,000 motors when it was decided to manufacture a complete machine ready to tide. The Sportsman, produced from 1949-53, with its downsized frame and smaller 20-inch wheels was much more motorcycle-like than the standard-size Whizzers; in fact, it did away with pedals altogether and was equipped with a kickstarter. This restored 1950 model has been gussied up with extra chrome and whitewall tires, and is no doubt the envy of aging paperboys everywhere.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the frame and engine numbers for this motorcycle are 300529 and 2251 respectively.
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