I am selling my super rare 1962 Honda C240 (50cc).
This is the only one registered in the U.K. There are three registered in the U.S, I know of two in Australia, one in Holland, one in Germany. They mainly seem to be in Thailand and Malaysia. At a guess I would say there probably aren't many more than 100 in the world.
The History of the C240, and my bike.
The C240, also known as the Port Cub or 50 Light depending on where in the world it was purchased. They were only built in 1962, but continued to be registered up until 65 due to slow selling stock. They were not released in Europe, only in Asia. The thinking behind the design was to build a bike that was cheaper to build than the C50, thus appealing to a wider market, but as sales of the C50 soared, sales of the C240 were slow, so at the beginning of 63 it was discontinued.
As for my bike, it was purchased in 62 by a squadron leader in the RAF based in Singapore, it was sold in 1967 to a trainee pilot (the chap I bought it from) who rode it from the barracks to the runway. At the end of 67 he exported it to the U.K and registered it. From then on it lived in Rock, Cornwall, where he used it to pull his kayak on a trailer up the hill from the beach. Kayak tow eye in one hand, other hand on the handlebars. When pulled by the old bill one day he explained it was safer towing it up the hill at 15mph rather than walking at 2mph, which they seemed to accept, when spotted on future occasions, they just covered their eyes. It went into the garage in 1991 after a knee operation, and stayed there until I pulled it out in 2014, it was in remarkable working order all things considered, I love it, it's lovely to ride, so lightweight and nimble. It has two gears and isn't quick, but always pulls a big crowd as people ask what it is and say they've never seen one before.
It's left hand kickstart and two speed engine add to the quirkiness of this little cub. It has great patina and is in original unmolestered condition.
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Offers towards £1500