Page 140. 1961 NSU Quickly Model S2. SOLD

1961 NSU Quickly Model S2

The Rarest NSU Quickly model?

This is a very rare model of NSU Quickly. It was only made for one year, as a stop-gap between two more common models. It’s even hard to find one in Germany.


It’s not concours. But it was well restored some time ago, and still looks very good.


The tool-box (pictured below, underneath the horn) has tools inside and a spare spark-plug.


There’s various literature to go with this moped, such as the handbook, the ‘Pitman’s Book of the NSU Quickly,’ road tests, etc.

There’s a V5C Registration Document.

It’s MOT’d and taxed.


And it runs well.


The 3-speed gearbox makes quite a bit of difference (the earlier ones only had two speeds) and so do the brakes.

That’s what I like about this bike. It has 1960’s Quickly practicality, but Quirky 1950’s Quickly looks.


This is what Roger Worton has to say about it:

QUICKLY S2 – 1960 – 1961
– Very rare anywhere.Interim model with 25″ wheels and hard to find 25″ tyres. Chrome rims front mudguard with large fairings as on the Quickly L model, Rear mudguard with fairings as on the Quickly S26 models, full width hubs, new carburettor and inlet spacing, 3 speed gears, dual seat with rear footrests, tubular centre stand, dual colour scheme.Total Quickly S2’s made = 12411

Roger Worton provides a very efficient spares service for NSU mopeds. So, along with its reputation for reliability, good spares availability makes an NSU a very practical vintage vehicle to own.

This Quickly has had two new tyres fitted recently. I obtained them easily from Tony Etheridge, the vintage tyre specialist.


PSL 517


The history of the NSU Quickly is well-documented. You can read about it in the Online Cyclemaster Museum – – because, of course, it was such a revolutionary design for its day and so well-made it was almost single-handedly responsible for the demise of the cyclemotor.

In the 1950’s it was common for manufacturers to sponsor riders to take their models on long-distance journeys to prove their reliability. As you can see here, various intrepid characters took their NSU Quicklys on round-the-world trips.



The side-stand, seen below, is a useful feature, and was a factory-fitted accessory.

The saddle is in very good condition.


I sold this Quickly last year. The buyer stripped it down, resprayed all the silver parts, put new seals in the tank, MOT’d it, fitted two new tyres, and it is now in excellent condition. However, he has now decide to retire from motorcycling, so I’ve bought it back from him.

I was sad to see it go when I sold it the first time; I get too attached to these beautiful machines, and I’ll not complain if it doesn’t sell right away so I can use it for a while. However, I already have a rare Quickly (my Model L) and I’m supposed to be rationalizing my collection, not buying more.

You’ll be hard put to find another Quickly that is in such good condition and also has the benefit of being different from any others you may meet. It’s ready for you to use right away, for local commutes, or for shows and rallies.


Note the different rear light on the German example in the brochure picture, below. My DKW RT175 was sold in Great Britain a few years earlier than this NSU, and its rear light had to be replaced by the motorcycle shop with a different kind. So I assume that the rear lights fitted to German machines of the era did not meet British standards of the time.



Can’t you just see yourself jumping onto the saddle and riding this delightful NSU Quickly into the sunset?



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DELIVERY is not included in this auction.

This means that it is not my responsibility,

BUT I can put you in touch with a delivery chap and organize collection;

you liaise with them direct re delivery and pay them separately.

Great Britain delivery is ONLY £40 for this moped to main parts of England;

extra to extremities such as Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, etc (and may take longer to arrive)

(Please email your postcode if you want to confirm price).


(Collection when they’re in my area; delivery when in yours).


If you want it fast, please organize your own collection.


Ireland & N. Ireland – I’ll recommend some companies, but you’ll have to organize it yourself.

Europe – delivery is probably around €400 to Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, etc. I can recommend two companies.

North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc – I’ll organize all the crating and shipping for you.

PAYMENT: Paypal is okay for cheap items; otherwise deposit only on paypal please.


You must communicate with me before the end of the auction to discuss payment and shipping options.


AFTER PURCHASE: Please email me your phone numbers; I prefer to speak to all purchasers personally.

I do everything I can to make your purchase a pleasurable experience.

I’ve been selling obscure vintage vehicles on ebay since 2002.

Sharing similar interests, I’ve become good friends with many of my customers.

Please feel free to email or phone with any comments or questions…


VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts

– but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.

Two-strokes invariably need basic servicing before starting them, if they’ve been left to stand for more than 3 weeks or so.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.




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