No Reserve: 1959 Heinkel Tourist 103-A1

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This 1959 Heinkel Tourist 103-A1 was purchased by the seller two years ago from the family of the second owner, who acquired it from a Las Vegas auction house in 1961. 
The 175cc 4-stroke single is paired with a 4-speed transmission, and a cosmetic refresh performed by the seller included touched-up paint, polished trim, and a recovered seat. Mechanical work consisted of a valve job, new piston rings, a carburetor rebuild, electronic ignition upgrade, new brakes pads, and Teflon control cables. This Heinkel scooter is sold with the owner’s manual, a reprint of the parts book, service manual, a spare tire cover, period aftermarket windscreen, and a clean Massachusetts title in the seller’s name. The Heinkel Tourist was produced by aircraft manufacturer Ernst Heinkel AG and offered improved aerodynamics and rider protection. Finished in Goldoliv with black trim, this bike is one of about 200 A1 models that were imported to the US. It was stored for several years in a wood shop where a layer of sawdust reportedly covered the factory paint. Dings and scratches are visible, and the seller repainted the leg shield and wheels. A USB port was also added in an existing hole through the bodywork. The cast aluminum floorboard was bead blasted, and the aluminum bumpers and levers polished. The seat was reupholstered with new foam and a cover supplied by the Heinkel Club of Germany. Several rubber gaskets were replaced and three new Continental tires with fresh tubes installed. A walk-around video with the engine idling is included above. The speedometer indicates just under 11k miles and is believed to be correct. The control cables were upgraded with Teflon items that do not require lubrication. Both the grips and the rear view mirror were also replaced. The 175cc 4-stroke single is equipped with a Dynastart electric starter and a 4-speed transmission. Access to the the engine and gas tank is provided under the seat, but the entire rear section is removable for any major work. The gas tank was cleaned and sealed with KBS tank sealer, and a new fuel tap was added. The engine was refurbished with a valve job, cylinder hone, new piston rings, a rebuilt carburetor, new motor mounts, and an electronic ignition upgrade. The front shock absorber, brake light switch, and brake pads were also replaced. Recent maintenance included adjustment of the shift cable. All work was performed by the seller, a marque specialist who has won a number of awards with other Heinkels. The original owner’s manual and reprints of both the parts book and service manual will be included along with the spare tire cover, the removed points plate, and a period aftermarket windscreen. Parts support can reportedly found from the Heinkel clubs of Germany and the UK. Two riding videos are attached below.

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