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Saturday, October 7, 2017

A Unique and Scarce German-made luxury scooter

The rare scooter figure this time is not from Italy or England like always but made in Germany. For antique motorcycle lovers off course must know the German-made scooter figure named Bastert Einspurauto and also make it as one of the most sought after collectors items. Because the 1,200 units were built perhaps less than 20 still survived and scattered all over the world. (Wanna see other German-made scooters.)
1953 Bastert Einspurauto scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2z4n2MW)
The Bastert Einspurauto scooter was designed by a French-born industrial designer named Louis Lucien Lepoix and produced in for a short period between 1949 and the mid-1950s, in Bielefeld, Germany. The name of this scooter comes from the name of the company's founder, Helmut Bastert.

In the era, this is included an expensive and sophisticated scooter, because it has body fabricated from aluminum built up over a steel frame in a manner taken from aircraft production learned during the second world war. This German-made scooter was equipped with the ILO 150-175cc engine and Bosch's ignition system.
Front view of 1953 Bastert Einspurauto scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2z4n2MW)
This scooter is equipped with luxurious features at that time, including using aluminum wheels, light engine compartment, a dashboard panel included an individual light for each gear selected, twin taillights fashioned in a teardrop design, and the rider's red leather-covered seat converted quickly to fashion a dual seat.
Top view of 1953 Bastert Einspurauto scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2y65vWi)
Now if the Bastert Einspurauto in the hands of antique collectors did not surprise the prices are very high. For example at an auction for a scarce 1953 Bastert Einspurauto scooter that was done on October 24, 2015. According to the records, the opening price for this auction starts from the US $30,000-35,000 but sold at $23,000. 
Right side view of 1953 Bastert Einspurauto scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2y1YMuC)
Although that was not the most expensive price for a scarce scooter, off course it included a very high price. But for the lovers of antiques how much the price would not be a problem. (Wanna see the cool classic scooters of Japan). 

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops.... ••• [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THEODORE BRUCE]
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