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Puch 175 SV 1957 172cc Two Cylinder


This Puch 175 SV has been restored to high standard recently and is ready for road. Frame, engine number and type plate match and have left the Puch works in this unit. The complete history is know.The engine runs very well. The original type plate is still present and matches the frame number. The Puch offers a good basis for a manageable restoration.

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From 1889 Johann Puch (1862–1914) worked as an agent for Humber vehicles and manufacturer of Styria safety bicycles in a small workshop in Graz and in 1890 he founded his first company, Johann Puch & Comp., employing 34 workers. Cyclists like Josef Fischer, winning the first edition of Paris–Roubaix in 1896, popularized Styria bicycles which were even exported to England and France. By 1895, Puch already employed more than 300 workers producing about 6000 bikes a year.

In 1923 the Italian engineer and FIAT agent Giovanni Marcellino is said to have been sent by the banks to wind up the Puch factory in Graz. Instead of which, within a few weeks he had settled down to live in the town, designing and then producing a new version of the split-single. Taking his inspiration from industrial counter-piston engines, the new engine benefited from the improved breathing of the Italian original, to which he added asymmetric port timing.


In 1931 Puch won the German Grand Prix with a supercharged split-single, though in subsequent years the split-singles of DKW did better. In 1928 the company merged with Austro-Daimler into the new Austro-Daimler-Puchwerke. This company in its turn merged in 1934 with Steyr-Werke AG to form the Steyr-Daimler-Puch conglomerate. In 1957 the model range reached from 125 SV, 125 SVS-(S), 175 SV, 175 SVS-(S), 250 SG and 250 SGS-(S).

  • Manufacturer: Puch
  • Model: 175 SV
  • Year: 1957
  • Displacement: 172 cc
  • Cylinder: 2 – split single
  • Engine type: ts
  • Bore / Stroke: 42 x 62 mm
  • Power: 10hp @ 5.800 rpm
  • Weight: 119 kg
  • Top Speed: 95 km/h
  • Production years: 1953 – 1967
  • Units: 81.005