Restored Flyer: 1919 Briggs & Stratton Flyer

'20 Restored flyer

We previously posted a 1917 Smith Flyer here that was clearly unrestored. Today we have a 1919 Briggs & Stratton Flyer that may have been restored to as good as new condition. Listed here on Hyman LTD and priced at $16.5K is this fully restored example. And boy does it look like fun!

'20 Restored Flyer engine

A.O. Smith sold the rights to his “buggy” in 1919 and Briggs & Stratton produced these, it is reported, till 1920.

'20 Restored Flyer right side of engine

No starter problems here, that is if someone around you has a good back.

'20 Restored flyer tank

This is such a beautiful example, if not the best, of a Flyer worldwide.

'20 Restored Flyer wheel

This lever is/was used to raise and lower the motor wheel. For stopping, the brake pedal is attached by a rod to a wooden strip that sits next to the two rear fenders. When the brake pedal is pushed the fenders rub against the rear tires and slows the buggy down. The other Flyer we posted did not have the nice leather mud flaps like this one. These are nice to have so you and your guest can stay tidy on your outings. If you are on a museum board and/or are interested in adding a “museum quality” piece to your collection, we think that this is the Flyer for you.

Motor-on,

Robert

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Comments

  1. CJay

    Electric versions were also available these were sold as the Red Bug or Auto Red Bug.

  2. Mark S Member

    Beautifully restored truly is a museum piece, which is where it belongs where it can be preserved and seen By many. My compliments go out to the restorer for his/hers craftsmen ship and attention to detail.

  3. Lee

    With $16500 you could be in production ! —with no buyers/ Lee

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