1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871

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Lot 249
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar
Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871

£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,700 - 4,100
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar
Frame no. 5101215
Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
Introduced in 1950, NSU's first scooter was a built-under-license Innocenti Lambretta assembled using engine/gearbox units shipped from Italy and bodywork supplied by Volkswagen, though before long the German firm was manufacturing the complete product itself. When the contract with Innocenti expired, NSU continued to build its own version of the Lambretta - the Prima D - before launching the first scooter of entirely its own design in 1956. This was the luxurious Prima Fünfstern (Five Star or 'V' for short), which was powered by a 175cc engine equipped with 12-volt electrics and self-starter. In 1957 NSU had begun shipping some models in kit form for assembly by Pretis in Sarajevo, Bosnia (the government of the then Yugoslav Republic forbade the importation of complete motorcycles) and then in 1961 provided the necessary tooling for Pretis to assume manufacture of the Prima V and Maxima scooters for the Yugoslavian market. Attached to a matching sidecar, this rare, Pretis-built Prima V was purchased in Croatia in 2000 by the current owner, an Italian private collector, who describes it as in generally fair-to-good condition. The machine is offered with old Yugoslavian registration papers.
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1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
1961 NSU-Pretis 175cc Prima V & Sidecar Frame no. 5101215 Engine no. 50101215-5-000871
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