1969 Honda CT

Price: US $510.00
Item location: Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
Make: Honda
Model: CT
Year: 1969
Mileage: 1,395
Color: Red
Engine size: 72
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Very rare. Collecter quality early production 1969 CT70 K0 Silver Tag. Hard to find. especially in this condition with very low miles (1395) and has the early prototype parts intact. Has clear title and current plate. Production #1841. Very clean original Candy Ruby Red paint with original matching engine #1977 in very good condition. Honda began production of the CT70 on June 26th. 1969. They produced approximately 15. 00 by the end of August. This equates to roughly 325 per day which means this bike was produced on or about the 5th or 6th day of production. The silver VIN tag is in great condition. These were used up until the end of August. In September they went to the black tag that was riveted to the frame and included the manufacturing date and the serial number on it where the first models did not. These early bikes were prototypes. They made rapid design changes and many component design changes were made. I have attempted to keep this as original as possible and as I found it. I will do my best to describe and photograph.  Please feel free to ask any questions or request any additional photos. CT70-101841CT70E-1019771395 original miles which appear accurate from the overall condition of the bike.  Original speedometer has silver tag hi-beam indicator. Original "torpedo" style exhaust pipe in good condition (not too rusty) with early style mounting bracket. Still intact with rust forming at the clamp area but no holes. The pipe appears to have a small weld on the header pipe near the engine manifold. All in all very acceptable for use. Original silver tag seat with no rips in the cover. No cracks in the pan. Removable tool kit bracket. Seat is in remarkable condition. Original silver tag fenders with the tapered lip and also has the removable mounting nuts on the underside of the fender where the cable guide mounts. I have only seen this fender on one other CT70. Fenders are very straight with speckled surface rust. Original silver tag air filter canister. The newer models had rubber boots on each side where this has a metal tube that inserts into the frame. Again. I have only seen one other like this one. The cross brace where the engine mounts and where the air cleaner fits back into the frame had not been implemented yet (see photo). This was only on the very early CT70s. Does not have the battery drain tube hole in the rear wheel well of the frame as the later models had. The front and rear brake drums/hubs were embossed/marked on the 4 wings with a circle.  Rear brake link was flat where newer models were formed. Original hardware embossed with the large 8. I think they are all there.  Original silver tag one piece flywheel cover.   Original silver tag chain guard (photo) one photo compares the two styles. Phillips head screws instead of bolts.  Original silver tag gas tank. The two plastic nipples on the bottom of the tank were different/shorter (comparison photo).  Original silver tag handlebar knobs (photo). These are thinner than the newer models had. Original silver tag black plastic lever handles (photo).  Original silver tag black horn. Original battery holder with rubber bumpers. Handlebars are straight and not bent or kinked at the bottom. Nitto tires.  Other characteristics included the wire harness rear exit hole through the top of the frame instead of through the bottom.  There may be other things that I did not recognize but truly an amazing early example that I believe to be nearly 100% complete and a true original survivor.  The only thing I can see is that the footpeg assembly has been repainted by previous owner. There is a crack in the headlight bucket. The only changes I made were to the engine and carburetor.  The engine did run but not as it should. A comprehensive professional and correct rebuild was performed. Runs and shifts as it should. Everything works as it should.  Original carburetor is definitely early. "AT7DA". It was ultrasonically cleaned and rebuilt. It seemed to be in decent condition but I replaced it with an "AT7B" which was used on later models as the original didn't run that great. The original will be included. Maybe you can get it to run better than I could. I have registered this bike with the State of Minnesota and has current plate/tabs. The title will be forwarded to new owner as soon as it arrives from the state in a couple of weeks.  This is your chance to own a true collectible that will certainly appreciate in value as it approaches it's 50 year anniversary in 2019. Auction winner responsible for shipping costs. I will assist with making shipping arrangements or you may do so yourself. You may also pick up in person. I will need an immediate deposit of $500 and full payment within 7 days. Good luck!

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