Autoped 1919 155cc 2611

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Autoped  ca 1919     1 ½  HP  ca. 155 cc four stroke with automatic inlet valve

One of the very first attempts to build a viable motor scooter, the Autoped was manufactured by Autoped Corporation of Long Island, New York and presumably intended as a means of countering congestion in that overcrowded metropolis.
It first appeared at the New York Auto Show in January 1914 but did not enter production until 1916, having undergone a partial redesign. Powered by a 1½hp four-stroke engine driving the front wheel via a multi-plate clutch, the Autoped weighed around 110lbs and cost $110, with a toolbox, lights, and horn available as extra cost options.
The handlebar stem could be folded down, attaching to the rear mudguard and thus acting as a carrying(!) handle.
Production had effectively ended by 1920, although the design was revived - in improved form - by Krupp in Germany in 1921.
Looking remarkably modern in conception, this ultra-rare early scooter is an example of the Autoped in its original no-saddle form, predating the German Krupp version.
This is a challenging restoration project.

Autoped 1919  155cc  26111
Autoped 1919  155cc  26111 Autoped 1919  155cc  26111
Autoped 1919  155cc  26111 Autoped 1919  155cc  26111
Autoped 1919  155cc  26111 Autoped 1919  155cc  26111
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