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I saw this on the Saginaw craigslist:https://saginaw.craigslist.org/atq/d/midland-1957-piaggio-ape-ac1-also-known/6990260818.html
The price looks high but who knows.
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...Have you seen that show? 'merican pickers?
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'74 50s x3 '87 PK125XL '92 PK50XLS Plurimatic - & - '58 AllState '68 Sprint '66(?) Super125 and '72 DanMotor Super150
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The price looks high but who knows.
I do!
$8,000, I don't think so.
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Do I steer with my feet? This poor thing has really been savaged.
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Oh heck no! They have to pay me to take that one. My Tristar was 3k and we thought that was a little on the high side but the opportunity for a running three wheel truck doesn't come around often so we jumped on it.
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I bought this,
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and turned it to this
and turned it to this
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And sold it and it went for a ride on this.
It was a strange machine with 3 gears forward and 3 gears backwards. And the clutch and throttle were like a normal car.
And sold it and it went for a ride on this. It was a strange machine with 3 gears forward and 3 gears backwards. And the clutch and throttle were like a normal car.
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Why on earth would three gears backwards be necessary? Just curious.
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'04 Genuine Stella, '03 Vespa ET, '62 Motovespa 150S (with a P125X engine), a '71 Rally 180, '57 Lambretta LD125 Mk. III
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nomadinsiam wrote:
Why on earth would three gears backwards be necessary? Just curious.
Not necessary, just how they did for simplicity sake. The APE 50 uses what is basically a smallframe 50cc engine, the engine has 3 forwards gears, this engine/gearbox combo is attached to a second gearbox that only shifts between moving forwards and backwards.

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I'm telling untruths. It actually had 4 gears forward and reverse. The reverse mechanism was not part of the engine gearbox. It was a separate gear that some how just threw the axel in the other direction so it had the same going forward or reverse. Bloody death trap it was. Taking your hand of the handle bars to change gear was not good.
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