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Old 10-09-2012, 06:51 AM   #11
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Thanks for the Baujahr info on the plate, * I checked it out and it's a 1960 as I thought.
I was aware of the Detroit importer, actually purchased the scooter not too far from there. I've seen only pictures of the Taifun, pretty neat piece though.

Originally Posted by ttpete View Post
Generally, the Germans included the year on the serial plate as Baujahr.

At the time, there were two importers. One was Cooper Motors in CA, the other was here in the Detroit area. It went by several names including Maico Motor Co, Engray, and Gray International. Owner was Nicholas Gray, and I occasionally went over to his warehouse to uncrate and assemble a bike he had sold directly.

The ultimate Maico would have to be a Taifun, which was a twin 400cc road bike.

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