JC Penney Pinto 50cc Pedal Moped

Original price was: $1,499.99.Current price is: $1,399.99.

Are you ready to take a journey back in time to the era of classic mopeds? Look no further than the 1978 JC Penney Pinto, a true testament to the golden age of two-wheel transportation. This particular Pinto is a unique find, boasting only 744 miles on its odometer and treated to a full DMW tune-up to ensure it’s running in peak condition. Read full description below.

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The name “Pinto” may evoke various images, from a horse with large white areas to the Ford Pinto automobiles that dominated the roads in the ’70s. But the story of the Pinto doesn’t stop there. Before it became synonymous with mopeds, Penneys sold the Golden Pinto Mini Bike for a mere $159, long before it was associated with two-wheelers. So, when you ride the 1978 JC Penney Pinto, you’re not just riding a moped; you’re riding a piece of nostalgia that’s been intertwined with different modes of transportation.

A Hidden Connection: What makes the 1978 JC Penney Pinto even more intriguing is its mysterious connection to its competitors. Both Sears and JC Penneys, despite being rivals in the retail world, were crafted by the same Austrian maker, Kromag. This shared ancestry involved concealing the true identity of the bike and many of its components, with each brand putting its unique stamp on the moped. It’s a testament to the versatility and adaptability of this classic ride. Kromag, the manufacturer behind the Pinto, shares close ties with Puch. In fact, much of their equipment is identical. This connection adds another layer of complexity to the Pinto’s history, as different parts of the 1978-79 JC Penney models can also be found on various Puch models.

New Shinko Golden Boy Tires: One of the standout features of this Pinto is its brand-new Shinko Golden Boy tires. These tires not only enhance the look of this classic moped but also provide exceptional grip and stability on the road.

The Full DMW Tune-Up: At Detroit Moped Works, we take pride in ensuring that each vintage moped we offer is in the best possible condition. The 1978 JC Penney Pinto has undergone a comprehensive DMW tune-up, which includes the following:

  1. Fuel Tank Flush: We’ve cleaned out the fuel tank, ensuring that your Pinto is running on clean, high-quality fuel.
  2. Transmission Flush: The transmission has been flushed to ensure smooth gear changes and optimal performance.
  3. Carburetor Cleaning: We’ve thoroughly cleaned the carburetor, ensuring that the engine gets the right air-fuel mixture for efficient combustion.
  4. Ignition System Inspection: The ignition system has been carefully inspected to guarantee reliable starts and smooth operation.
  5. Cables Lubricated and Tensioned: All cables have been lubricated and properly tensioned to ensure responsive control.
  6. Electrical Inspection: We’ve checked the electrical components to make sure all features are in working order, so you can enjoy hassle-free rides.
  7. New Petcock: The petcock has been replaced, ensuring proper fuel flow and preventing leaks.
  8. New Fuel Line and Fuel Filter: We’ve installed a new fuel line and fuel filter to maintain fuel quality and prevent debris from entering the system.
  9. New Spark Plug: A new spark plug has been fitted to ensure optimal combustion and engine performance.
  10. Full Tank of Premium Unleaded Gas: Your Pinto comes with a full tank of premium unleaded gas mixed to the perfect 80:1 ratio with Amsoil Saber synthetic two-stroke oil.
  11. New Transmission Fluid: Fresh transmission fluid has been added to keep your moped’s transmission running smoothly.

With this extensive DMW tune-up, the 1978 JC Penney Pinto is not just a vintage moped; it’s a reliable and meticulously cared-for piece of history. Every detail has been taken care of to ensure that your riding experience is nothing short of exceptional.

So, whether you’re a seasoned moped enthusiast or just beginning your journey into the world of vintage two-wheelers, this Pinto is ready to provide you with countless miles of enjoyable riding. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own this beautifully restored classic. Visit our showroom in southwest Detroit, near Downtown Detroit, midtown, Wayne State University, and Corktown, and experience the charm of the 1978 JC Penney Pinto for yourself.

**Our Take:**

When it comes to purchasing large and expensive items such as mopeds, e-bikes, or scooters, many people may be tempted to buy directly online from manufacturers and/or in the peer-to-peer market. However, buying from a brick-and-mortar small business like Detroit Moped Works is a better choice, both for the customer and the local economy.

By buying from a small business, you can feel good about supporting the local economy and helping to keep small businesses thriving. Additionally, when you buy from Detroit Moped Works, you can be assured that your bike comes fully professionally assembled, tested, and adjusted, with any warranty work related to shipping damage taken care of before purchase.

Another benefit of buying from a brick-and-mortar store is the ability to test ride the bikes before you buy them, ensuring that you feel comfortable and confident on your new vehicle. Detroit Moped Works offers in-store tutorials to ensure that you know how to use your new bike before you take it home, and we are always available for troubleshooting and support.

When you purchase from Detroit Moped Works, you can also take advantage of our 25% discount on all accessories such as helmets, locks, gloves, apparel, covers, upgrades, and more. We also provide all the necessary paperwork to register your moped or scooter in Michigan.

Finally, buying from a small business like Detroit Moped Works means that you are supporting a team that cares deeply about providing the best possible customer service and experience. We are committed to ensuring that our customers are satisfied with their purchases and have everything they need to get the most out of their new vehicles.

Please note that there is no warranty on “as-is” mopeds. However, for any bike over $1,000 that we specifically restored to sell, we will “work with you” and not leave you high and dry if anything does arise in the first 60 days.

– **Flagship Store Pickup:** All vehicles bought online, whether it’s a moped, ebike, or scooter, will be securely held at our flagship store located on Michigan Avenue in Detroit. This serves as a convenient and safe location for you to collect your purchase.

– **Pick-Up Appointments:** To ensure a smooth and efficient pickup process, we recommend scheduling an appointment through our convenient Booking Link. This way, you can choose a date and time that suits your schedule, making the pickup experience hassle-free.

– **National Shipping Through U-Ship:** If you are unable to pick up your vehicle in person or prefer to have it shipped to your location, we offer the option of national shipping. This service can be arranged through U-Ship, a trusted and reliable shipping platform. Please note that the cost of shipping will be at the buyer’s expense, and the final price may vary depending on your location.

– **Expected Shipping Costs:** While shipping costs can vary based on distance and location, we estimate that the shipping expenses will generally range from $250 to $300 or more, depending on your specific delivery address. Keep in mind that the exact shipping cost may be determined by U-Ship and can be confirmed during the shipping arrangement process.