Tracked Snowbike: 1975 Pozza Alpenscooter

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This 1975 Pozza Alpenscooter (chassis M05870132) is an interesting tracked snowbike sold around central Europe and even reportedly used by Italian Army mountain units of the day. The ad falls short of providing any info beyond some general history on the model, so we’re left to guess on most details, but the seller does let loose that the bike remains original. Find it here on Car and Classic in Genova, Italy for 3,500 euros (~$3,800 USD today).

The cockpit is as basic as it gets with two levers, a throttle, and not much else–no heated grips, wind deflectors, or GPS here. A gentle patina covers the entire bike, and suits a vehicle designed to be worked hard. The dual seat is worn around the edges, but still entirely serviceable, and the fuel tank appears to be an average two gallon size–an interesting choice for a machine designed to be used in remote locations.

The photo below illustrates the machine’s dual-wheeled track configuration, and it looks like the swingarm offers a fair amount of articulation. Note also the rear passenger leg guards and cargo basket fixed aft. There’s a small hitch mounted for light towing as well.

A 250cc two-stroke single powers the track, is started by a pull-cord on the right side, and looks fairly clean for something that’s probably around for a number of years. A newer plug and wire hopefully means this rig can get around under its own power.

Modern snowmobiles are incredibly fast and loads of fun, but you can’t lean them into turns, either.

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