Page 149. 1958 NSU Quickly Model ‘L’ Luxus

1958 NSU Quickly Model ‘L’ Luxus

This is a rare model of NSU Quickly, being the company’s deluxe version with extra bodywork.

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This Quickly is running, and has a new MOT and tax.

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There is a large file with photocopies of spares lists, etc and an original owners handbook.

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It’s ready to jump on and use.

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On the sides of the parcel shelf behind the saddle (see below) are 4 retainers. These fitted special straps with clips that were sold by NSU. They were like an early version of a bungee. You could either strap down a shopping bag, or fit a large box on the back.


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BRIEF INTRODUCTION: NSU Quickly 1953-1968

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The NSU Quickly was the ‘Cyclemotor Killer’

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So what was all the fuss about?

Essentially, it was a superb design for its day and was launched right at the beginning of the ‘moped onslaught’ of 1954.

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It was a fast machine with a 2-speed gearbox. Even though customers might not have realized at the beginning how reliable the engine was, it still set such an impossibly high standard for moped design that it killed off the cyclemotor instantly.

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One of the most attractive aspects for buyers was the excellent back-up service worldwide.

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Interestingly, it was described in the 1955 advert above as a ‘49cc streamlined autocycle’ – the term ‘moped’ had not been adopted yet. Notice how ‘NSU lecture and service vans tour the country.’ And those vans were Volkswagens: NSU was definitely the moped equivalent of the VW, a ‘volksmoped.’

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1958 NSU Quickly Model L

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The Model L Luxus is my favourite NSU Quickly design.

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As it says in the advertising brochures for the Quickly L, NSU had made half a million Quicklys by the time this model was launched.

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That made the Quickly the most successful moped to date (subsequently surpassed by the Honda 50 in the 1960s).

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The enclosed bodywork of the ‘L’ was the result of demand for ’scooterettes’ which were essentially mopeds with extra bodywork to make them look more like scooters. These were particularly popular in Belgium. The design was, of course, copied by Honda for its Step-through moped.

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For more about the history of NSU, you can visit the Online Cyclemaster Museum (page 47)

http://Cyclemaster.co.uk – PLEASE CLICK HERE

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