No Reserve – 1974 Honda QA50

SOLD FOR: $2,650

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 13, 2022

Winner: Louggle

Winning Bid: $2,400
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $2,650

Description

Additional photos of this Honda QA50 are available here for your perusal.

Honda first introduced the QA50 in 1970 as a gateway model to bring young motorcyclists into the world of off-road riding. However, the real success of the minibike was its approachability — anyone could throw a leg over the lightweight, low-powered little motorcycle and have a laugh.

For this reason, Honda built the QA50 with a seat sized for both children and adults, a robust frame, and some conservative gearing. Powering the bike was a 50cc air-cooled OHV four-stroke. that produced just 1.8hp at 5,000rpm. Mated to a two-speed automatic transmission, it offered a masterclass in the merits of simplicity.

Up front, the bike featured just enough suspension to soak up the bumps; at the rear, it was limited to the chunky tire. Accordingly, many QA50s were ridden into the ground, whether it was because of kids ripping around like stunt riders or parents having a bit too much fun themselves. Whatever the case, what few bikes remain have proven highly collectable.

This example is VIN: QA5030110957. The seller acquired it over 25 years ago from a friend.

There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

Maintenance:
The seller has changed the oil and installed a new spark plug.

He notes that “most Honda QA50s have a 2nd gear slip, this does once in a while.”

Modifications:
Per the seller, this QA50 is stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
Small dent in the gas tank, some light surface rust, chips in the paint, and the fenders do have some cracks.




Inside of the tank:

It is riding on its original Bridgestone tires.

Currently located in Boyds, Maryland, this Honda is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any QA50 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Boyds, Maryland

Year

1974

Make

Honda

Model

QA50

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

QA5030110957

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 19

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Louggle

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Louggle December 13, 2022 10:00 am $2,400
cbuckley December 13, 2022 10:00 am $2,300
Louggle December 13, 2022 9:59 am $2,200
cbuckley December 13, 2022 9:58 am $2,100
Louggle December 13, 2022 9:57 am $2,000 Auto
cbuckley December 13, 2022 9:57 am $1,900
Louggle December 13, 2022 9:56 am $1,800 Auto
cbuckley December 13, 2022 9:56 am $1,700
Louggle December 8, 2022 9:13 am $1,600 Auto
backroads December 8, 2022 9:13 am $1,500
Louggle December 7, 2022 1:12 am $1,100 Auto
Shaunyk December 7, 2022 1:12 am $1,000
Louggle December 7, 2022 1:12 am $900 Auto
Shaunyk December 7, 2022 1:12 am $800
Louggle December 6, 2022 7:06 pm $601
VEYSPOWER December 6, 2022 7:06 pm $501 Auto
VEYSPOWER December 6, 2022 5:50 pm $200
Gozer December 6, 2022 5:50 pm $100 Auto
Gozer December 6, 2022 10:11 am $1 Reserve
Auction started December 6, 2022 9:12 am
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