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Rap : 1952

49cc.
Filed under:  My Toys
 
Comment(s): 8
 
 

This is a VERY rare scooter. It is from Europe. And I can't tell you much more than what is listed below.


rap

In 1996, I did a project for a client, and as it evolved, he asked if he could pay me partially in "vehicles". I agreed and this was one of 4 scooters we exchanged. It is completely original (except the tires, which were originally white walls and could not be found).

I drove it to our new building located in Chicago and took it up to my office and there it has been, indoors, never driven, all this time.

I have been told (and can not confirm) that this was used to deliver mail in Holand, among other places in Europe. Most of the elements from the bike come from different palces and were then assembled.

It is amazing how clean this thing is. As I mentioned, it is original, not painted of restored. I have been told by a representative of Rex Motoren-Werk (the company who built the engine) that Rex sold their motors to other companies for building Mopeds. So this moped could be a production from the Netherlands. I think the company who built this moped was called "Stockvis".


The engine tag reads:
REX-MOTOREN-WERK-MUNCHEN
Type: Rex 504
Numbr.: 49cm3
Mot. - Nr. 704206

--The seat has a "Lepper" logo on it.
--The sides of the rear fender have a "Rap*Ster" emblem.
--The rear of the rear fender has a painted diamond graphic with "RS" inside a circle.
--The engine has a crown similar to the one on the gas tank.


rap tank

rap rapster

rap seat

rap engine

rap tag

rap fender

504 motor

rex logo

LINKS
Rex Motoren Werk   Official site.
Moped Army   Other Rap mopeds.
The Moped Archive   Rap interest.
The Moped Archive   Another 1959 Rap.
 
 
COMMENTS
dirk2988 days ago

This bike is indeed a Dutch Rap from the firm named Stokvis. The yellow plate on de front-mudguard was in Holland from 1956 the sign that it was not a motorcycle but a moped (with pedals). In Holland this type was mainly with suspension on the backwheel. This bike is not from 1952 but later, I think 1955 or 1956 . In my youth I never saw a postman on this RAP. I have still an almost new engine of this type.

Dave2695 days ago

HI I just got a rex como from 1961 i dont know much about it if you know any thing about it or where i could find info on it? just email me. thanks dave.

George Katsaros2659 days ago

This is very much the moped I remember the postman bringing mail to our house in a rural part of Athens Greece in the '60s.
One detail was the brown (weathered) leather "saddle bags" on the rear rack.
Man... this brings back memories.!!!

João Santos2623 days ago

I have one...not in good conditions, but...
Im from Portugal..
Best regards

jackie morgan2061 days ago

i have a rap 2 seater moped what is the value of this bike? its like yours but has 2 seats

ressoneca1355 days ago

Hi, my brother in law have a REX KL 30 for restauretion but cannot find spars. João Santos, onde encontraste peças para a tua REX?

Becca1164 days ago

Do you have any idea what the 1956 Rap...Ster is worth?

michael santacroce1162 days ago

I just purchase one, needs tires, condition is about a 8, any info would be nice, would like to purchase tires or sell the bike.

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