Like New! 1980 Honda C70 Passport

I need another motorcycle like Jeff Bezos needs another warehouse full of $100 bills, but this 1980 Honda C70 Passport is sure tempting. It’s being sold by Mr. Don Lacer in Junction City, Kansas. He’s the gentleman who had listed a few dozen vehicles of all types here at Barn Finds back in 2017 and he’s thinning the herd again.

There’s a reason why most highway workers and construction crews wear yellow or a similar chartreuse color now, it’s a safe color. It catches the eye of the huge percentage of doofus drivers who think that sending that text is more important than making it through a highway construction zone safely and ensuring that all of the workers go home at night rather than spending some time in a hospital, or worse. I didn’t mean to turn this into a bad driver message, but has anyone else noticed how bad the drivers are over the last, ohhhh, 15 months or so? Enough of that, back to this eye-catching Honda. This seat appears to have been reupholstered, it would have been brown and white originally. That’s a cheap and easy fix. The gas tank decals are missing, I’d want to get those back on this bike.

The Honda C70, which was named the C70 Passport beginning in 1980, is part of Honda’s Super Cub model lineup which is the world’s best-selling vehicle of all time. No, really. It’s not the VW Beetle or the Ford Model T, or even the ubiquitous Comuta-Car. (crickets) Honda has sold over 100,000,000 Super Cub models so far with no end in sight. If you’re from the Midwest you probably see “Supper Club” every time you read Super Cub, I know I do. A Honda 70 would be like a rocketship for me as most of my bikes are 49 cc models. In 1980, Honda had some interesting color names. This one would have been available in either Angel Blue or Parakeet Yellow as you see here and a wire basket would have been optional.

With only 2,051 miles, the 72 cc overhead-cam single-cylinder engine is barely broken in and Don tells us that it runs well, a video is provided to prove it. It looks great other than needing a new speedometer gasket as seen in the above photo. Values have really taken off for these Hondas and their siblings, especially examples that are this nice. So, if you’d love to have it, be sure to make Don an offer via the form below! Have any of you owned a version of the world’s best-selling vehicle?

Price: $3,000
Location: Junction City, Kansas
Mileage: 2,500
Title Status: Clean

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Comments

  1. Howard A Member

    Mmm, upper midwest supper club,,( drooling) best fish fry’s. Can you believe, they’ve never heard of a fish fry in Colorado? Culvers sure got in on the action with 26 locations( and 4 future ones) in Colorado alone.
    Anyway, life should be so simple again that all we need are step-thru Hondas,,,Many may remember, my 1st motorcycle was a step thru 50. What me and my brother did to that thing, is a testament to it’s durability. I don’t think anything, aside from running it out of oil, would kill it. As popular as they were in city locations, there’s bound to be some like this. This has the optional, I think, electric start, and no clutch, makes them ideal for any rider, just don’t go too far or you’ll have to “turn on the light so we can ride my Honda tonight,,,,1st gear,,,is all right, 2nd gear, I’ll lean right, 3rd gear, hang on tight”,,,
    What a great find!!!

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    • Johnny

      “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” Hello Howard. Hope your doing good. We had one like this as a kid. It was all white. Dad bought it off a friend. His reason was it wrecked him and he broke his ar. He thought he was lucky and better get rid of it. Before he got killed on it. We had alot of fun on it. I have a 79 Trail 90 in nice shape and a Rebel and a Shadow 600. The Trail 90 is my favorite. More enjoyable. I don,t think none of them have over 4,000 mile. and in real nice shape.That bike probably gets about 100 mpg. My rebel gets about 90.

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      • Howard A Member

        Hi Johnny, thanks,still complaining. It’s been a while since one of these was posted, but here’s me and my late sister on ours, circa, 1967.

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  2. Tony Primo

    Where’s that video at Scotty? Went over to classifieds, nothing but crickets there.

    • Joshua Mortensen Staff

      Sorry about that! Try refreshing the page, it should be there now.

  3. Derek

    Last clunky that I bought (a C90) was £10.

    They’re good for wheelies; hold your heel down and rev it, then let go…

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  4. Oldog4tz Oldog4tz Member

    You gotta get into these from pure love when a new Super Cub is less than 4k.

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  5. Cliff Crabtree

    Probably an urban legend, but didn’t Honda C50 Cubs do like 200 mpg ?. I’m from the UK, so that’s imperial gallon. Be cool if true…..

  6. David Frank David Member

    Occasionally when reading these write-ups one can guess immediately who wrote it. That first sentence could only come from Scotty!

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  7. Jeff Zekas

    You can buy these here in Oregon for between $1K and $2K in perfect condition— or just buy a NEW one for four thousand! So, yeah, this bike is over priced

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  8. erik j

    Well all it got is nice little ride. Through all the bikes i started with a z50 than a bunch of 90s than rm100, yamaha 250,honda 600, gs1100 (all most killed me) roundabout back to the 90. Love its simple design. I had to many close calls on the road so trails and back roads for me. At present I have a 71 z50,73 ct70 and a 81 ct110.

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  9. charlie Member

    Had a 50 in college. Chained to itself in a parking lot one day and when I came back, it was gone. Someone just picked it up and put it in their pickup truck, or maybe the trunk of their car, and took it away. It was fun while it lasted and was reliable. The insurance Co paid me the $150 I had paid for it (1964) and I used it to buy a one cylinder Harley sport bike, left from the 50’s, I never see one on line for sale, it was less reliable, needed a battery tender, had a kick start, and weighed three times a much, and, would go three times as fast. Lost it on a sandy curve, minor damage to the bike, minor damage to me, and sold it before it did major damage to either of us, and inherited my father’s car. I do not miss either of the bikes. Even a bicycle on public roads is too dangerous for me now and as a 13 year old I would ride my fat tire bicycle into Boston from the suburbs (parents never knew until my wife told them, long after we had been married) and look at the posters for the strippers in Scolly Square.

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  10. charlie Member

    Had a 50 in college. Chained to itself in a parking lot one day and when I came back, it was gone. Someone just picked it up and put it in their pickup truck, or maybe the trunk of their car, and took it away. It was fun while it lasted and was reliable. The insurance Co paid me the $150 I had paid for it (1964) and I used it to buy a one cylinder Harley sport bike, left from the 50’s, I never see one on line for sale, it was less reliable, needed a battery tender, had a kick start, and weighed three times a much, and, would go three times as fast. Lost it on a sandy curve, minor damage to the bike, minor damage to me, and sold it before it did major damage to either of us, and inherited my father’s car. I do not miss either of the bikes. Even a bicycle on public roads is too dangerous for me now and as a 13 year old I would ride my fat tire bicycle into Boston from the suburbs (parents never knew until my wife told them, long after we had been married) and look at the posters for the strippers in Scolly Square.

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  11. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    My 1967 CT90 is pushing it at 35mph and that’s in the street gear mode. These things are great on side streets and camp grounds. Mine has way under 2000 miles like on my my CT70’s Little on the high side but there’s always someone with deeper pockets.

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    • Howard A Member

      I think me and my brother got our 50 up to 41 mph, ,,on premium gas, downhill, down wind, and white guard and air cleaner removed in the racing hunch. We thought that was really flying,,

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  12. Terrry

    No, it’s not like new and yes, it’s overpriced.

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