No Reserve: 1965 Heinkel Tourist 103 A2

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This 1965 Heinkel Tourist 103 A2 was purchased by the seller two years ago from its second owner of 20 years and shows just under 7,700 miles. German aircraft manufacturer Heinkel turned to building desperately-needed ground transportation in the decades following WWII, including cars, motorcycles, and scooters. This example is powered by a 174cc single which benefits from a recent valve adjustment, oil change, and conversion to a single battery, and shifts through a 4-speed manual gearbox. Modifications include a color change performed prior to the seller’s purchase. This Tourist is offered at no reserve with a clean Washington State title. The Tourist was generally regarded as one of the most well-appointed motor scooters produced, and well over 150,000 would leave the factory between 1954 and 1967. This example was repainted by the previous owner in its current red. A brief walk-around video is provided above, while badges and trim are captured in detail in the gallery below. The tubular steel frame is mounted with pressed steel body panels and a solid aluminum floor panel. All but the earliest Tourists featured a push-button ignition and 12-volt electrical system and has been converted to a single battery since the photos have been taken. The electric start system is said to work as it should here along with other accessories, including the headlight, taillight, turn signals, and horn. Pitting is present on the trim ring of the VDO speedometer, which contains an odometer registering just under 7,700 miles. The 174cc OHV four-stroke single drives the rear wheel via a chain housed within the swingarm to prevent oil from coming in contact with the rider. This example was serviced with a valve adjustment and oil change two months ago and has been ridden roughly 100 miles by the seller. An idle demonstration video is shown below.

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