1969 Münch Mammoth TTS 1200

This Münch Mammoth was one of 250 produced between 1966 and 1973 by Friedel Münch. It is one of 50 imported to North America by Floyd Clymer, and the only known Münch to be sold new in San Diego. All major components are made of magnesium, except for the front rim, handlebar and controls, motor and frame. It has an enclosed chain, dual headlamp, NSU 4-cylinder 1200cc car motor (found in the NSU Prinz) with 88 HP. It has twin Weber carbs. The Münch motorcycle had a ground-up restoration by Ziggy of Classic Motorcycles in the Spring of 2013. It won Best of Show at the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance in June of 2013 and 1st in Class at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in 2015.

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1st in Class 2015 Quail Motorcycle Gathering

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Below are photos of some of the restoration process. The bike was completely apart when we picked it up. There were multiple tubs of pieces and parts, and no manual to go by, however, it came together beautifully.

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We picked up the bike in pieces.

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There were several tubs of parts, but it was all there.

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Items were sent out for chrome, paint and powder coating.

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Items were sent out for chrome, paint and powder coating.

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Then the build began.

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The motor was assembled.

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The motor was assembled.

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Tricky getting the massive motor into the frame.

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Half a chassis.

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Rolling chasis – the bike comes together.