Wednesday, October 30, 2013

the Heinkel Tourist scooter

'our dream [is] a Heinkel Tourist'

The Heinkel Tourist was an upmarket motor scooter made by Heinkel Flugzeugwerke from 1953 to 1965. It was heavier, more comfortable, more stable and more expensive than a Vespa or a Lambretta. It was available with a speedometer, a steering lock, a clock, a luggage carrier, and a spare wheel. Marketing referred to it as "The Rolls-Royce of Scooters" in England and as "The Cadillac of Scooters" by a dealer in Massachusetts.  More than 100,000 were sold.

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