1958 Velorex Oskar

Price: - Item location: Northbrook, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Model: Velorex Oskar
  • Year: 1958
  • Mileage: 13,238
  • VIN: 1596
  • Engine size: 350 CC
  • Number of cylinders: 2
  • Transmission: Manual
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1958 Other Makes Velorex Oskar

1958 Velorex Oskar.

This is a rare example of an early production Velorex Oskar as indicated by the low frame number 1596 (out of approximately 15,000 Velorexes ever built between early 1950and late 1960s). Velorexes that come up for sale are typically later models that were produced in mid- to late 1960s.

Unlike later models, arly production Oskar has springs in the front suspension instead of shock absorbers. Very few Oskars have survived.

As was often the practice in the old days, his Oskar received an upgraded engine sometime after 1963. A two-cylinder, 50 cc engine with12V dynastarter replaced the 250cc single-cylinder making this Velorex the best combination of rarity of an Oskar with drivability of a more powerful engine. The 350cc engine makes the Velorex capable of keeping up with modern traffic and the electric starter is infinitely better to the hand-lever attached to a kickstarter shaft.

The Oskar had its frame stripped and repainted in original color. The fenders were restored and repainted, ew tires and tubes fitted on repainted rims.

New wiring installed. The engine received a thorough ($2,500-worth) overhaul by Florida-based Jawa restorer. Crank shaft was rebuilt and balanced, ew bearings, eals, lutch, rimary duplex chain were fitted. The cylinder heads we re-bored and new pistons and rings fitted. The gearbox was cleaned and inspected, o additional work was required. Dynastarter was cleaned, nspected and tested. Ignition points replaced, he engine tuned. Velorex starts and drives as it should.

The Oskar needs to have the outer panels installed and the windshield fitted (the glass and rubber seal are included). I recently imported high-quality set of “skins” that consists of outer panels, pholstery, indow frames with new windows and the convertible top as well as a set of hardware needed to attach the panels to the frame. This kit is considered to be the most authentic reproduction of the original. I can supply detailed pictures of an original Velorex to help the next owner with the work.

The last picture is of a fully "clothed" Velorex for those who are not familiar with the car.