Banana For An Ape: 1965 Daihatsu Midget Tri-Mobile
The Daihatsu Midget, although not the pioneer in three-wheeled motorscooters (that title goes to the Piaggio Ape), made its mark in Southeast Asia as the iconic Tuk-Tuk in the late 1950s. These nimble vehicles took the region by storm, weaving through bustling streets and tight alleys, becoming a symbol of urban mobility. Unfortunately, North America missed out on this phenomenon, probably because most of the cars already on the street were 7-ton behemoths made by Plymouth and other domestic automakers who thought thick steel was the answer to every problem. But that won’t stop you from owning a used one and driving it around until it gets totaled in a crash with an e-scooter. Find this 1965 Daihatsu Midget Tri-Mobile bidding for $2,750 in Williston, FL via tuktukface bazaarplace.
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Daihatsu Trimobile. I don’t know the year. I had to enter something.There is NO TITLE! NO TITLE!! This runs and yard drives. 305cc ,air cooled single cylinder. 2 stroke engine. It sat in my barn for the last few years and now the brakes need bleeding. I can drive it around with the parking brake. The wiring also has a couple of toggle switch work arounds because of some iffy wiring that developed during it’s long slumber. So it is a bit of a project but all there and it runs! It comes with an extra running engine and transmission. Any shipping is up to the buyer. I can hold for a reasonable amount of time. It is a really unusual find and is time to pass it on to a new owner. Good luck! I want to make it clear since I have had a few questions that this is a project vehicle, it runs and seems complete but will require tinkering etc.
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