1948 Powell P-81A

Every kid wanted one of these to run their paper route or just to be cooler than the average Joe… 24 cubic inches (393 cc) and 8 HP of incredible delight to take you to a top speed of 45 MPH!!! Pretty amazing considering the era that these were produced in! Vying for sales with Cushman and Mustang, these beauties sold for $249, almost two months wages for most people!! I fabricated a throttle cable and machined the stock throttle tube to accept late style cable ferrules. And after riding it up and down the street several times, I can say this would have been an absolute blast for any teen!! It put a big ole smile on my face!!