The results are in for the MidAmerica Vintage Motorcycle auction. Thirty-six bikes sold for a total of $188,680. The event took place October 11th in St. Paul, Minnesota. The auction high water mark was set by a Münch Mammut 1200 TTS, which sold at $57,240. Most of the other bikes sold in well under $5K each. View the complete results here (.pdf) courtesy of SCM.
The Münch Mammut (translated from German), at the time the largest and fastest motorcycle in the world was designed by Friedel Münch of Münch Motorrad, its standard engine was a “massive” NSU automobile 1200 cc, 4-cyl. It offered three engine options, including a supercharged version. The company also offered a varied combination of seats and tanks. It was best known for its comfort and speed. The original company declared bankruptcy in 1971, then again in 1973. Friedl sold the rights to his company, but struggled on with production for several more years. He attempted a comeback with the Mammut 2000, a DOHC, 1998cc, fuel-injected inline-four, with Cosworth cylinder heads and Schwitzer turbocharger which pushed 260 bhp and had a limited top speed of 159 mph – and sold for more than $80,000.
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