Bernies Bike Shed

ZUNDAPP 250S TROPHY/SABRE RESTORATION

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The last Zundapp 250’s made in Munich came with painted and lacquered engine cases.

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luxury of a  12 volt ignition and charging system

Back in 2013 I received a phone call from a man who had seen my Web/blog page. He was asking about a Zundapp 250s he had rescued from a skip,not quite true! I think the little sad Zundapp was about to be thrown in the skip.Mick (the man who rang me) thought it was a sad end to such a nice bike and decided he would rescue it!Thinking he would maybe  restore it one day.Now we move forward to 2014 and Mick had second thoughts about a restoration and offered me the bike,well i wasn’t sure if i needed another Zundapp having already restored 2 in the past.But my weakness is a German bike so agreed a small fee and the Zundapp was mine.It has taken me about 14 months to restore the bike with a full engine stripdown,rebore ,seals and i am waiting for a modern 12 volt electrics from Germany.The painting and lining i did myself with a new exhaust pipe and silencer plus a seat covered,it makes a striking looking bike.

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sad Zundapp in polychromamtic rust!!

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1961 Zundapp 250s in polychromatic blue.

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Chrome so deep you could swim in it! also showing the ‘Trophy badge’ awarded to Zundapp after winning the International Six Day Trial’

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The Trophy comes with what must be the biggest silencer’In the world’

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Brochure cover showing the 175S Trophy normal Hella rear light also at this time the tank did not have the ISDT medalion.

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This is the early version of the 250S Trophy sold with the Hella swan neck rear light and the torpedo shaped silencer sold at £212.10s6D

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This brochure was from dealers GREAT WESTERN MOTORS,14 STATION ROAD READING.

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250 Trophy advert for Pride & Clarke, they brought a cancelled order that was ment for the USA,about 200 machines and sold them for the figure shown!! they sold them all very quickly.

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