No Reserve – 1981 Honda Motocompo

SOLD FOR: $4,933

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on September 9, 2023

Winner: g********y

Winning Bid: $4,610
Buyer Fee: $323
Total: $4,933

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Description

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Nowadays, you can hop on a Bird or a Lime for your “last mile” transport needs. But Honda had a different idea for Japan in the early 80s. At the time, the company was selling a subcompact car called the City. But in a densely-packed city like Tokyo, it was difficult for even the drivers of tiny cars to find parking near their desired destination. Honda’s solution was the Motocompo, a scooter that was designed to fold up so that you could store it in the City’s trunk. Ride into town, park your car, and then get your scooter out for mobility among the masses!

Paul d’Orleans (of The Vintagent fame) has saved a old City ad that briefly features the adorable Motocompo:

As the ‘compo was only offered for three years and only in Japan, they’re hard to find in the homeland, let alone here in the USA. 53,369 were built between 1981 and 1983. Riding one is an odd experience, but if you crave attention it’ll be hard to beat this.

This example is VIN: AB121049833. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan; prior history is not known.

As there is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, clean the carb, perform a detailing, and install new IRC MB52 tires with date codes of 1623 and 3223.

Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Tire Year Front: / Rear: New
Tire Life Front: New / Rear: New
Tire Press Front: 20 PSI / Rear: 25 PSI
Brake % Front: 80% Drum / Rear: 50% Drum
Hydraulic: None
Oil: Ok
Coolant: None
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light:
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: New
Notes: TEST RIDE OK, UNIT OPERATES AS DESIGNED.

Modifications:
Aftermarket exhaust with Mugen sticker.

Aftermarket air filter.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:





Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a Bill of Sale Only. Have any Motocompo stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1981

Make

Honda

Model

Motocompo

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

AB121049833

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 36

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: g********y

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
g********y September 9, 2023 11:02 am PDT $4,610 Auto
n**e September 9, 2023 11:02 am PDT $4,510
g********y September 9, 2023 11:00 am PDT $4,410 Auto
n**e September 9, 2023 11:00 am PDT $4,310
g********y September 9, 2023 10:59 am PDT $4,200 Auto
n**e September 9, 2023 10:59 am PDT $4,100
g********y September 9, 2023 10:58 am PDT $4,000 Auto
n**e September 9, 2023 10:58 am PDT $3,900
g********y September 9, 2023 10:58 am PDT $3,800 Auto
n**e September 9, 2023 10:58 am PDT $3,700
g********y September 9, 2023 10:55 am PDT $3,600
c******w September 9, 2023 10:55 am PDT $3,500 Auto
c******w September 9, 2023 2:35 am PDT $3,488
s****r September 9, 2023 2:34 am PDT $3,388 Auto
c******w September 9, 2023 2:34 am PDT $3,300
s****r September 8, 2023 2:02 am PDT $3,100 Auto
m*******o September 8, 2023 2:02 am PDT $3,000
s****r September 6, 2023 10:50 pm PDT $2,900
f*****i September 6, 2023 10:50 pm PDT $2,800 Auto
s****r September 6, 2023 10:50 pm PDT $2,700
f*****i September 5, 2023 6:01 pm PDT $2,600 Auto
a*******t September 5, 2023 6:01 pm PDT $2,500
f*****i September 5, 2023 9:39 am PDT $2,089
r******i September 5, 2023 9:39 am PDT $1,989 Auto
r******i September 5, 2023 8:41 am PDT $1,900
a***************n September 5, 2023 8:41 am PDT $1,800 Auto
a***************n September 5, 2023 12:12 am PDT $1,600
m*******o September 5, 2023 12:12 am PDT $1,500 Auto
m*******o September 4, 2023 9:56 am PDT $1,300 Auto
u*********y September 4, 2023 9:56 am PDT $1,200
m*******o September 3, 2023 3:19 pm PDT $655
b**********o September 2, 2023 4:49 pm PDT $555
a***************n September 2, 2023 4:49 pm PDT $500 Auto
a***************n September 2, 2023 3:44 pm PDT $201 Auto
r*****x September 2, 2023 3:44 pm PDT $101
a***************n September 2, 2023 11:53 am PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started September 2, 2023 11:17 am PDT
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