Page 83. 1966 NSU Quickly Model 23-S2 SOLD

1966 NSU Quickly Model 23-S

Excellent Condition


Mileage 12,096

Ready to Ride…


If you like sixties fashion, this 3-Speed NSU Quickly is a superb practical accessory.

With the excellent engineering of the Quickly moped providing a quality machine that totally blew away its competitors when it was introduced – and easy spares availability should you ever need any – this must be one of the most practical 44-year-old vintage vehicles you could own.

You can ride it on a car license, it’s easy to use and maintain, it has been well cared-for over the past 44 years, and will not only serve you well but is likely to become a ‘family pet’ and a talking-point wherever you go.

The advantage of a later Quickly such as this is a 3-speed gearbox and a more solid centre stand. To my mind, a 1960s Quickly is the most practical vintage moped to own if you want to use it regularly.

I’m keen to encourage new owners of vintage cyclemotors and mopeds. Most of us are of similar vintage to our machines, so younger enthusiasts are particularly welcome.


NSU Quickly – the ‘Sensational 49cc Streamlined Autocycle’ – £49 18/- 4d


The NSU Quickly was the ‘Cyclemotor Killer’


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.


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.


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


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 could be considered the moped equivalent of the VW, a ‘volksmoped.’


By 1966, the Quickly had been refined into a 3-Speed machine, which made it one of the most practical two-strokes on the market, and the only one that could compete with the new Japanese models that eventually decimated the European motorcycle manufacturers.


For a more comprehensive history of the NSU Quickly moped and the NSU company, you could visit the Online Cyclemaster Museum – – PLEASE CLICK HERE



I like to try and re-create as much as possible the way we might feel buying this type of vehicle when it was new. So the website is like a ‘showroom.’ And included in the sale are copies of the maintenance manual, spare parts list, owner’s handbook (extracts pictured here), some old taxdiscs, as well as the MOT certificate (expires April 2011) and the V5C registration document.



I think most vintage cyclemotor enthusiasts know how I operate by now.

I try my best to provide a friendly professional service, with good condition vehicles,

and cheap delivery around the country (£40 or £50 part-load).

(Worldwide delivery also available).

I like to make the experience of buying a vintage vehicle as enjoyable as possible.

And I can recommend a competitive insurance company to make it easy to insure.

Please phone or email me if you have any questions.




OWNER: BuyVintage Online Auctions

LOCATION: Brighton, E.Sussex, United Kingdom


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 £50 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.



If you have any questions about this (or any other vehicle in these BuyVintage Online Auctions),
you can contact Colin in our Customer Service Department between 9am and 7pm daily:

By Phone – (UK 0044) 07866-126469

By email –

The Auction Catalogue is our website –




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