c.1919 Autoped 162cc Scooter Project Frame no. none visible  Engine no. none visible

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Lot 206
c.1919 Autoped 162cc Scooter Project
Registration no. AY5595 Frame no. none visible Engine no. none visible
Sold for £ 2,070 (US$ 2,748) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1919 Autoped 162cc Scooter Project Frame no. none visible  Engine no. none visible c.1919 Autoped 162cc Scooter Project Frame no. none visible  Engine no. none visible c.1919 Autoped 162cc Scooter Project Frame no. none visible  Engine no. none visible c.1919 Autoped 162cc Scooter Project Frame no. none visible  Engine no. none visible c.1919 Autoped 162cc Scooter Project Frame no. none visible  Engine no. none visible c.1919 Autoped 162cc Scooter Project Frame no. none visible  Engine no. none visible
c.1919 Autoped 162cc Scooter Project
Registration no. AY5595
Frame no. none visible
Engine no. none visible
One of the very first attempts to build a viable motor scooter, the Autoped was manufactured by Autoped Corporation of Long Island, New York and presumably intended as a means of countering congestion in that overcrowded metropolis. It first appeared at the New York Auto Show in January 1914 but did not enter production until 1916, having undergone a partial redesign. Powered by a 1½hp four-stroke engine driving the front wheel via a multi-plate clutch, the Autoped weighed around 110lbs and cost $110, with a toolbox, lights, and horn available as extra cost options. The handlebar stem could be folded down, attaching to the rear mudguard and thus acting as a carrying(!) handle. Production had effectively ended by 1920, although the design was revived - in improved form - by Krupp in Germany in 1921.

Looking remarkably modern in conception, this ultra-rare early scooter is an example of the Autoped in its original no-saddle form, predating the Krupp version. Apparently complete, the machine is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this Lot.
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