California Registered: 1982 Honda NCZ 50 Motocompo Project

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This 1982 Honda NCZ 50 Motocompo is a JDM model scooter originally designed to fit in the back of a subcompact car. They were often sold along with Honda City’s, and AutoArt even includes one with their 1/18 scale model of the Turbo II. This one is only shown partially unfolded, but the seller admits it will need restorative work for cracked bodywork and “some surface rust.” It is said to have been running recently however, and sounds as if it should start with a fresh battery. Find it here on Craigslist in Redwood City, California for $3,500. Special thanks to BaT reader David R. for this submission. Sold from 1981-’83, 53,369 were made, but survivors seem to be pretty scarce and are now considered very collectible. Check out this bizarre series of Japanese television ads featuring the City, Motocompo, and British ska band Madness. Says the seller: “The bike needs restoration. As you can see from the photos, the body panel has a crack and there is some surface rust. I took the battery out because the one that it came with didn’t fit 100%. It was running before I took the battery out but probably needs a rebuild.” We’re not sure if that means the 2.5 horse, 49cc air-cooled two-stroke single needs to be rebuilt, or if the seller is commenting on the scooter in general. It is apparently California registered however, which could be worth the price of admission alone for someone as interested in riding as showing it off in the trunk of a Bulldog.

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