Custom 1977 Puch Nostalgia from private collection – as is (SOLD)


I initially built this “Magnum sized” step through with Sport LS storage seat and rack, Magnum MKII hydro forks and bars, Murray swing arm, Monza shocks, and Supermaxi 5 stars for the pinball run cross country race. You can see the original build info here. In the end I took a regular Magnum due to the larger fuel tank capacity and sold this to a buddy. Before selling it, we swapped the engine to a single speed motor with a Teflon stuffed racing crank, 72cc kit, and Dellorto PHBG carb. He installed a MLM sidebleed pipe, grey and chrome shocks, and spoked wheels with the highly sought after and discontinued Michelin Gazelle wheels. Knowing this fellow, he likely upgraded the clutch and/or ignition.

When the opportunity to get this build back came up, I jumped on it… then like many of my mopeds, I put it on display in the front window for a few seasons, and then moved it to storage. I think it’s time for someone new to own this bike and get it back on the road. As the bike has been out of our hands for quite some time, modified a bit, and ridden a lot, we are not going to warranty it. That said, if you are interested in buying this bike “as is,” we can sell you a motor rebuild and any other upgrades you want to get it into a condition for warranty.
– Alex, Owner, Detroit Moped Works.

No warranty on as is mopeds.

All vehicles purchased online will be held at our flagship store on Michigan Avenue.

Pick up appointments can be made through the Facebook scheduler.  

National shipping can be arranged through U-Ship at the buyer’s expense. We expect it to be $200-$300 depending on location.


About selling “as is” mopeds in 2020:

Detroit Moped Works has always felt confident profiting from our wonderful work, selling refurbished or rebuilt mopeds that we could stand behind and sell with a warranty.  

As a matter of principle, Detroit Moped Works has always been opposed to “flipping” mopeds, or making money off of selling non-running mopeds, project mopeds, parts mopeds, and/or “as is” mopeds. 

That said, due to what the media refers to as “these strange times” we are not able to get bikes built for sale this season. Further, we are repeatedly seeing “as is” mopeds selling on the peer to peer market for 2-3 times what we consider “Normal Market Rate.” For these two reasons we have decided to get some projects out of our shop and in the hands of folks who can hopefully get more bikes on the road.

Most of these mopeds will be priced above what we consider “normal market rate,’ but below the high prices we are seeing as the “new normal.” In the time honored tradition of “flipping,” we will be giving the most brief description possible, not promising anything of the individual vehicles, but promising you that you will have a wonderful time working on and learning about your new toy motorcycle! Or maybe it just sits as wonderful decor in your Man Cave or She Shed. Once you buy it, it is out of our hands and yours to enjoy!  

Prices are firm / sales are final / bikes are as is. 

Pick up appointments can be made through the Facebook scheduler.  

Payments accepted: Cash, Credit/Debit card, or PayPal.