No Reserve – 1996 Honda Z50J with 452 Miles

SOLD FOR: $3,650

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 14, 2023

Winner: t****r

Winning Bid: $3,400
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,650

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Description

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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: Z50J2304645. It came to Iconic from a collection in Japan.

The odometer shows 729 kilometers (452 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us fill the tank with fresh gas and give the bike a detailing. Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 1221 / Rear: 1221
Tire Life Front: 90% / Rear: 90%
Tire Press Front: 30 PSI / Rear: 30 PSI
Brake Life Front/ Rear : N/A
Hydraulic Brake Fluid: N/A
Oil Quality: Ok Level: Ok
Coolant: N/A
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: N/A
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.1V
Notes:
• Mon-Davi Kit by Kijima
• Has saddle bags and top box
• Fish tail pipes

Modifications:
Kijima Mon-Davi kit.

Aftermarket fish-tail mufflers.

Aftermarket foot pegs.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Shinko 46J tires with date codes of 1221 and 1221.

The sale includes one key.

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. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any Z50 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1996

Make

Honda

Model

Z50

Mileage

452

VIN

Z50J2304645

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 27

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: t****r

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
t****r October 14, 2023 2:00 pm PDT $3,400
b****8 October 14, 2023 1:59 pm PDT $3,300
t****r October 14, 2023 1:59 pm PDT $3,200 Auto
t****r October 14, 2023 11:44 am PDT $3,100
g******9 October 14, 2023 11:44 am PDT $3,000 Auto
g******9 October 14, 2023 10:52 am PDT $2,900
t****r October 13, 2023 10:46 pm PDT $2,800
c****4 October 13, 2023 10:46 pm PDT $2,701 Auto
c****4 October 13, 2023 10:46 pm PDT $2,700 Auto
t****r October 13, 2023 10:46 pm PDT $2,600
c****4 October 13, 2023 10:46 pm PDT $2,500 Auto
t****r October 13, 2023 10:46 pm PDT $2,400
c****4 October 13, 2023 10:45 pm PDT $2,300 Auto
t****r October 13, 2023 10:45 pm PDT $2,200
c****4 October 13, 2023 10:31 am PDT $2,100
t****r October 13, 2023 10:31 am PDT $2,000 Auto
t****r October 13, 2023 10:25 am PDT $1,800 Auto
n*****4 October 13, 2023 10:25 am PDT $1,700
t****r October 10, 2023 1:10 am PDT $1,600
d*********8 October 10, 2023 1:10 am PDT $1,500 Auto
d*********8 October 9, 2023 2:47 pm PDT $1,100
t****r October 9, 2023 2:47 pm PDT $1,000 Auto
t****r October 9, 2023 12:52 am PDT $600
s******d October 9, 2023 12:52 am PDT $500 Auto
s******d October 7, 2023 2:41 pm PDT $400 Auto
t******y October 7, 2023 2:41 pm PDT $300
s******d October 7, 2023 1:10 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started October 7, 2023 11:38 am PDT
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