Rare Mid 80’s Puch Austro Daimler from private collection – as is – SOLD


The Puch Austro-Daimler (AD) was designed by Porsche in the 1980’s. The bike came out the same year as the Puch Cobra and Puch Dart. It was available in both a 1 speed or 2 speed automatic. The 1 speed AD engine featured on this bike was a slightly modernized version of a normal E50. It has a needle bearing piston pin, three shoe clutch, and the pedal sprocket goes through the engine as opposed to the back wheel.

As a connoisseur of what we call “super rare variations on super common mopeds,” when this beautifully clean, all original bike came up for sale I had to get it! I bought it online and had it shipped across the country.  I installed brand new tires and tubes and tuned it up and got it going. It was so smooth and SO SLOW! Like, it only went 18 mph, so I parked it for a few years. Then I pulled it out and installed an aftermarket cylinder kit and pipe and the bike came alive! BUT winter ended, the moped season hit, and I had to get back to customer projects. That was 2 years ago, I honestly don’t recall what kit it has, nor the carb we went with, but I do recall it was fun. I think it’s time for someone new to own this bike and get it back on the road. All of the new parts probably have like 10 miles on them. While the bike was in storage, we sold the switch backs. Good news, they are being re-made now so the bike should be easy to get back together. My loss, your gain. As the bike has sat untouched for 2 years, we are not going to warranty it. But with a tune up and the missing parts installed, the bike should be awesome. It does not seem deficient in any way. If you want us to, we can negotiate a price for parts install, tune up and final review to sell the bike with a 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.

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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. 

Additional information

Weight1000 oz
Dimensions1000 × 1000 × 1000 in





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