1962 Centaur FS4 Folding Scooter

HIGH BID: $1,000

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Additional photos of this Centaur are available here for your perusal.

In a April 1963 review, Cycle World starts off by asking, “what is it that looks like a handsome, grey touring suitcase at one time, and a mighty attractive piece of transportation at another, only moments later? Give up? Well if you didn’t know it already, it’s a Centaur folding motor scooter. We have seen a lot of clever examples of engineering but the Centaur is one of the neatest we have seen for some time.” When it was released, the Centaur was claimed to be America’s only “full-size” folding scooter. It was marketed as a portable transportation solution that could be folded up in three steps and carried on a boat, plane, trailer, or car.

The two-stroke Clinton engine produced 5 horsepower, good for a claimed top speed of 40 miles per hour, consumption of 100 miles per gallon, and carrying capacity of 400 pounds (just not at the same time).

Check out The Naked Maicomobil for some quick examples on how the Centaur folds and unfolds.

This example is VIN: 200159, Engine #: 02279. The seller acquired it five years ago from a private party on eBay in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 10 miles. There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

Includes one side-saddle storage bag (not pictured).

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller notes “minor chips and scratches to the fairings and plastics.” There’s also a small portion missing from the bottom of the rear bodywork.

The seller notes that it runs but it “probably needs a tune-up/look over to ride consistently.”

Currently located in San Francisco, California, this Centaur is offered on an Arizona registration card and a Bill of Sale. Have any Centaur stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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South San Francisco, California








True Mileage Unknown




Bill of Sale Only

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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 1

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Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: f*****i

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
f*****i April 21, 2022 9:26 pm PDT $1,000
Auction started April 21, 2022 9:30 am PDT
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