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One family owned 1965 Wards Riverside 250-D moped. This Italian retro-ride is in all original and complete condition but currently not running. It can be purchased in one of two conditions; Builder’s Stock or Fully Reconditioned. These mopeds are very simple to repair and restore if you are looking for that first-time restoration project that you can be very proud of once you finish it. We have lots of useful resources/reference material available to you at no cost that includes copies of  repair and parts manuals, engine rebuilding parts list, paint codes, etc. You can even purchase a high quality reproduction decal set from us to complete your bike!

Of course if you want to own this bike but not have to fix it yourself,  we can help you out there as well. We will fully recondition this moped and deliver it to your driveway for additional fees. Reconditioning of this moped would include a professionally rebuilt engine/carb, new cables, tires, petcock and more. It is possible to have us do a full restoration on it and return it to new condition including paint, graphics and upholstery.

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This moped was manufactured by Benelli for sale through Montgomery Wards during the Mid-60’s. The 250-D model was equipped with steel leg-shield, speedometer, flip-up long seat, passenger foot pegs and tool pouch. The base model 150-D did not come with those features.

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Here is a semi-complete…..okay, somewhat complete Moby/Riverside with a good AV88 variated engine. The model year should be either a 1962 or 1963 but we are not positive. You can either use this as a parts bike or the start of a restoration project. The frame is clean and in excellent shape but you will have to grind off someone’s attempt to weld on passenger pegs. The engine appears to be fully functional and is complete including variated clutch, magneto, carb and exhaust. Other good notable parts are the belt pulley, shocks, rims, handlebar and pedal crank. What you see is what you get.  $150.00.

If you don’t want the whole bike, we will remove the engine and pack it for shipment anywhere but the cost would still be $150.00 (plus actual shipping charges) This is for only the engine, exhaust, carb and clutch assembly.

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1965 Montgomery Ward Riverside (Benelli Powered) Moped. This really cool old moped is currently being restored back to factory original condition but with extras. This beautiful old machine will not only be fully restored, it will also be sporting a matching sidecar, leg shields and small windshield. When this project is complete, it will not only look good but perform even better.  The sidecar is being molded from fiberglass resin and aluminum and will be detachable……as if someone would really want to choose to detach it.  The triple link design will allow it to tilt right along with the moped when cornering. Everything is being custom-made to not only match the metalwork of the moped frame, it’s being made to look as if they are original OEM factory accessories.  The sidecar will be painted to match the bike and will get custom-made decals to match as well. To keep the side car size in correct perspective to the moped, it will probably be too small for humans but you will be able to transport your dog or groceries around if you so choose. Oh, and the best part of this grand-to-be moped is that it will even have a full warranty!

Original Mock-Up Photos w/cardboard modeling. A 2nd Riverside moped is being used for a donor bike to both moped and sidecar.

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Some restoration features will be: 

  • Matching fenders
  • Hidden 6 volt battery , rectifier/regulator in sidecar to facilitate extra light needs
  • Matching canvas  sidecar compartment cover, sidecar upholstery and re-upholstered moped seat
  • All three rims and wheel are original 18″. They are getting new chrome and fresh laces
  • The engine is complete and rebuilt and should propel this beast to at least  30 mph
  • Original factory matched paint and graphics
  • White sidewall tires
  • Re-chromed exhaust and handlebars
  • New wiring harness
  • Rebuilt wheel hubs and brakes
  • New Cables
  • Twin (original) tail lights, moped and sidecar

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