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Details about  1979 Royal Mail Special Delivery Post Office Telegram Puch MV50 Moped with V5C

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1979 Royal Mail Special Delivery Post Office Telegram Puch MV50 Moped with V5C
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Taunton, United Kingdom

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Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Year: 1979
Date of 1st Registration: 01/03/1979 Manufacturer: Puch
Engine Size: 49 Model: MV50
Start Type: Kick start Type: Moped
Number of Previous Owners: 4 Colour: Post Office Red
V5 Registration Document: Present

1979 Puch MV50 Moped


Original Ex Postal Office Moped



1979 Ex Royal Mail Post Office Puch Moped in Post Office Red. Mopeds such as this were specially made for Post Office and Telegram workers.

Distinguishing Post Office Features are the special Post Office Frame Number stamped onto the bike. Post Office Puch moped models were fitted with 2 speed gears and all post office vehicles had the recommended tyre pressures stamped or labelled onto the mudguards/fenders. They still do this today on the vans. Saved a lot of time looking up tyre pressures.

Puch Mopeds were chosen by the Post Office for their build quality and reliability to get the job done.  


·       Manufacturer: Steyr-Daimler-Puch S.A

·       49cc Puch 2 Stroke Engine with Bing Carburettor

·       Kick Start

·       Telescopic Front Suspension & Independent Rear Suspension Unit

·       Two Speed Manual Gearbox with twistgrip change

·       Brake Drums front and rear

·       Fuel Consumption 100 mpg

·       Length 1830mm x Height 990mm x Width 700mm

·       Weight approximately 132 lbs (60Kg)


Model For Sale:-


Originally this Post Office model was owned by Truro Post Office for Telegram and Letter deliveries. Since 1983 it has been in private ownership forming part of a collection of mopeds, the owner of which intended to set up a museum of rare bikes.  Due to the high daily demands of the Postal Service many Classic Post Office vehicles have been scrapped or were sold off after use making this a rare find. Unfortunately I am unable to keep everything.

The model for sale has some additional features which is probably one of the reasons it survived as based on the kit present it could have even been used by a Post Office Health and Safety Manager:-

  • Fitted with a handy sized FIRE EXTINGUISHER. This is a rare item alone the previous owner was offered £100 just for the extinguisher.
  • Original FIRST AID BOX . Upon opening the box carefully you will find a small Puch First Aid Kit stamped 'Post Office First Aid Kit'. When the pouch is opened it is still full of bandages and first aid items!
  • The SADDLE BAGS PANNIERS are a nice addition with reflectors on the rear for late night special deliveries
  • The bike is completely original with leg shields intact.
  • Original Post Office Patina
  • Speedometer reading 4329 (not warranted)

Included with this bike is the V5C and a copy of the original post office registration document.

For a tour of this bike running click here for the video

Poor Points

The Puch is 35 years old and as such there are signs of surface rust to the wheels and other places. The bike is in running order, but is not as smooth as the other model I have sale with only 979 miles on the clock. 


An original Puch Post Office /Telegram Moped with matching frame and engine numbers, with plenty of character and extras to provide a head turning classic with plenty to talk about. Ideal for Classic Shows, runs, Museum or Serious Collector. 

For more details or to view please just send a message or call/text 07810 870 077.

This auction ends on Sunday the 6th July just after 9pm


Payment & Delivery

The winning bidder will be expected to make payment within 24 hours unless other arrangements have been agreed.

Price does not include shipping, for a quote please ask.

I can also provide details of reputable courier companies who will deliver to most UK destinations for £80-£140. 

Further Information

I ended the previous auction of this bike due to suspicious bidding activity. Large bids were retracted to possibly put off genuine watchers and bidders. Those responsible have been blocked from further bidding. The majority of Ebay users I find to be honest and it is a shame that a small group spoil it for genuine buyers, bike enthusiasts and sellers. 

If you were interested in this bike previously then please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused and I hope my feedback and information above will reassure you of a fair auction. The bike will be sold by auction and ends 6th July so good luck and please bid with confidence.

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