The Roller-Scooter became a popular style across the continent, and a number of other European companies produced variants on the Roller-Scooter theme during the later 1950s. The Puch Cheetah DS60K Mini-Roller Scooter was first listed in the UK from February 1960 to December 1960, and was then replaced by the more powerful Mark II DS60R in February 1961.
The Puch Cheetah came in two models, DS50R of 50cc, and DS60R of 60cc, with the same 70kg weight given for both types. The motors were basically a kick-start derivative of the established fan-cooled three-speed moped engine, but both models were fitted with a 17mm Bing carburettor for greater performance.
This 1960 DS60K version has had just one owner from new, covering a mere 2,722 miles in that time. The Cheetah starts and runs with a nice quiet engine, and is super-original with fitted tools and pump under the seat. Last used in 1983, and with its cherished original registration number and keys, this is a charming example of a what is a rare sight on today’s roads.