1995 Honda Monkey Z50 With 287 Miles

SOLD FOR: $2,300

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

Description

Additional photos of this Honda Monkey are available here for your perusal.

Affectionately called the “Monkey” in other markets, the Mini Trail (as branded in the US) started life in 1961 as a ride at the Tama Tech amusement park, a former venture owned by a Honda subsidiary that was all about promoting the “joys of driving”.

The name came from the fact that riders looked like monkeys on the diminutive machines, but the bikes proved so popular that Honda created a production version in 1964. Between the small wheels and the ultra-compact wheelbase, riders of any size could swing a leg over knowing that they’d be in for a good time. Japan and Europe got to play with it first, but American riders got their chance in 1968 with a model designated the Z50.

For the engine, Honda borrowed the same, proven 49cc four-stroke single as found in the C100 step-thru. Though it made a mere 4.5hp, the four-speed gearbox allowed the bike to have plenty of giddyup for its size. In fact, Monkeys are perfectly streetable in many parts of the world — they can even be plated should you choose.

This example is VIN: Z50J2200429. It came to us directly out of a collection in Japan.

The odometer shows 463 kilometers (287 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, we flushed the fuel and checked the oil. We also replaced the gas cap (please note that we used a substitute for the listing photography — the sale includes a new OEM part).

Olly did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Years – Front / Rear: 2005
Brake Life – Front: 80%; Rear: 50%
Oil: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery:Ok

Modifications:
Aftermarket air filter.

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






Inside of the tank:

It is riding on IRC Tractor Grip tires.

The sale includes two keys.

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 Monkey stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1995

Make

Honda

Model

Monkey

Mileage

287

VIN

Z50J2200429

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 14

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: dreiswig75

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $2,300 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
dreiswig75 January 24, 2023 9:34 am $2,000
Newby2022 January 24, 2023 9:34 am $1,900 Auto
Newby2022 January 22, 2023 6:30 pm $1,700
ecusk8 January 22, 2023 6:29 pm $1,600
Newby2022 January 21, 2023 12:13 pm $1,500 Auto
AaronR38 January 21, 2023 12:13 pm $1,450
Newby2022 January 20, 2023 6:17 pm $1,050 Auto
Pitras January 20, 2023 6:17 pm $950
Newby2022 January 18, 2023 6:12 pm $825
Carbide January 18, 2023 6:12 pm $725 Auto
Carbide January 17, 2023 6:25 pm $700
Tcb42 January 17, 2023 4:32 pm $600 Auto
Pitras January 17, 2023 4:32 pm $500
Tcb42 January 17, 2023 9:42 am $1
Auction started January 17, 2023 8:57 am
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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
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