Cascio Motors is Selling a Rare 1998 Minsk Wildcat 125 In the Crate!

May 13, 2024 2 min read
Cascio Motors is Selling a Rare 1998 Minsk Wildcat 125 In the Crate!

This cool bike sells Wednesday on Bring a Trailer.

A unique 1998 Minsk Wildcat 125 motorcycle, still contained in its original shipping crate, is set to hit the auction block on Bring a Trailer this Wednesday. This vintage bike, hailing from Belarus where Minsk motorcycles have been manufactured since 1951, presents a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire a piece of motorcycle history in pristine, unmounted condition.

The motorcycle showcases a classic red and white color scheme on a black frame and fenders, offering a glimpse of the past with its untouched aesthetic. Included in the crate are the motorcycle's exhaust system and chrome cross-braced handlebar, which remain unmounted, preserving the bike's original state.

This model is powered by a 123cc two-stroke single engine paired with a four-speed transmission. Notable features include a Pacco side-draft carburetor and a left-side kick starter. However, it is important to note that the fuel hoses are cracked and the exhaust system, though included, shows signs of corrosion and is not attached.

The Wildcat rolls on 18-inch wire-spoke wheels, equipped with drum brakes and wrapped in treaded tires that feature Cyrillic lettering, emphasizing its Eastern European origin. The suspension system comprises a conventional fork with black rubber stanchion gaiters and a pair of inverted coil shocks attached to the swingarm.

This bike is offered with a handlebar, an exhaust system, a tire pump, owner’s literature, and a bill of sale. It does not have a title or registration and is intended for off-road use only. Given its unique status as a still-crated collector's item, this Minsk Wildcat 125 represents a remarkable find for enthusiasts looking to own a piece of motorcycling heritage or seeking a distinctive project bike.

Potential bidders should be aware that while the bike is a captivating collector’s item, its storage state means some restoration work may be necessary to bring it to operational status, making it an exciting project for vintage motorcycle aficionados.

Cascio Motors is a top-seller on Bring A Trailer. Visit their site to learn more about the consignment process and to see other great cars like this Azure.

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