Page 141. 1983 Puch Mini Maxi. Very Rare. SOLD

1983 Puch Mini Maxi

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The Puch Maxi was one of the top-selling mopeds of the 1970’s, and Puch advertising campaigns were famous worldwide. But this particular model, the Mini Maxi, is so rare that there is very little documentation to be found on it anywhere.

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Compare this Mini Maxi with the ordinary Maxi, above.

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Puch History

Steyr-Daimler-Puch was a large manufacturing conglomerate based in Steyr, Austria. The company was founded as Josef und Franz Werndl and Company in 1864 as a rifle manufacturer, but became known as Steyr-Werke AG in 1924. The company began producing bicycles in 1894, and automobiles in 1915.

In 1912 Johann Puch went into retirement and became the company’s honorary president. In that year the company employed about 1,100 workers and produced 16,000 bicycles and over 300 motorcycles and cars annually. During WW1 Puch became an important vehicle supplier to the Austro-Hungarian army. However with the collapse of the empire following the War, the market for automobiles shrank and production was discontinued.

In 1934, Steyr merged with Puch and Austro-Daimler to form Steyr-Daimler-Puch.

The Puch Maxi was one of the world’s top-selling mopeds.

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1983 Puch Mini Maxi A858 PPX

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Puch Pin-Up Advertising Posters

Puch was one of the world’s major moped manufacturers in its day. Their ad campaigns used humour to sell bikes.

But, over the years, Puch cornered the market in pin-up posters to advertise their products.

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The fifties posters are quite glorious…

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There was obviously little point having a pin-up provocatively posed on the Puch 125cc Laro 3-Wheeler Utility model…

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You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.
2-Stroke engines – and cyclemotors in particular – are notoriously unreliable. Basic servicing is generally required if unused for even a few weeks.

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