Lot 221 - 1950 Moto Sachs
|Odometer reading||15,687 km|
|Estimate||£1,200 - £1,600|
Sachs Motorcycles is a company founded in 1886 by Carl Marschutz manufacturing bicycles.
In 1905, Sachs rolled out the first motorcycle ever created by the company, although the manufacturer started building bikes equipped with JAP, Moser and Bark engines in 1928, Sachs then migrated to three-wheel cars equipped with 200cc engine two years later.
Post World War II, the company tried to revive its production line and in 1945 Sachs began again building motorcycles. As time passed by, the company became more interested in motorcycles and it even managed to release a few models that quickly captured the attention. For instance, in 1962, Sachs came out with K50 while in 1974 the firm released the first bike in the world equipped with a Wankel engine. Moreover, in 1997, the company signed an agreement with Daimler-Benz in order to produce the well-known Mercedes Hybrid Bike. Besides these important milestones, Georg Dotterweich set a new world record in 1951 riding a 50cc Sachs motorcycle. Moreover, Sachs won several awards in the competitions it participated, including gold and silver medals.
Very little is known about this very rare Motorcycle, Imported from Italy without documents in 2012. We are told it is completely original and has never been modified. Believed to be late 1950's - early 1960's model, the vendor describes it as in good running condition. The German built Sachs engine is often found in Messerschmitt and holds a unique feature with the gears on this motorcycle hand operated. Avery interesting and rare prospect and worth a closer look.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.