1970 Honda Mini Trail 70 H

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This 1970 Honda Mini Trail 70 H was purchased by the seller approximately 12 years ago and has travelled less than a mile since a cosmetic restoration. Believed to be one of the earliest restored examples, this CT70HKO was built in May, 1970 and was one of the first to leave the factory out of approximately 65,000 made. Power comes from a 72cc air-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. The steel frame has been refinished in Candy Emerald Green and many NOS parts were sourced during the restoration. It is sold on a bill of sale with a 1970 California black-plate, SF Honda license plate frame, original sales material, owner’s booklet.

The pressed steel frame has been refinished in the original House of Kolor Candy Emerald Green and new decals have been fitted. Many NOS Honda parts were replaced or renewed during the process, including the chrome pieces, lenses, and rubber items.

An original Honda seat was sourced from an NOS supplier for the cost of $1,500, and the appropriate Bridgestone 4.00×10 tires are installed on the pressed steel wheels. The chrome fold-down handle-bars are said to lock and swivel properly.

The Nippon Seiki speedometer is specific to the 4-speed CT70HK0 and shows just .8 miles since the restoration was completed. The seller notes that most of the correct cables and wires are present, but that the wiring for the Hi/Lo switch has the wrong color sheathing.

The 72cc single-cylinder and 4-speed gearbox were also cosmetically refreshed, and the appropriate finishes and hardware have been renewed. This is an early production motor as indicated by the engine stamping #100182. Chassis #100190 is pictured in the gallery.

The 1970 California black plate is included with the sale, along with the original owner’s booklet and a NOS Honda San Francisco license plate frame.

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