This 1962 Puch 175 SVS motorcycle was discovered in the backyard of an antique shop in Palmdale, California in 2017. This bike looks like it had its fair share of races over the years coming from a time when So Cal dirt track racing was hot. What many people don’t know is the Puch 175 SVS was actually available for purchase brand new in colors black and maroon from the Milne Bros of Pasadena, California in the early 1960s. Yes, we all know Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold rebadged Puch 175 motorcycles under both a Sears logo and Allstate logo from the early 1950s to late 1960s. What makes this Puch 175 different is it features two carburetors unlike the Sears models that only used a single carburetor. Puch produced 81,005 SV models and only 8,378 SVS models. The SV model featured a single 24mm carburetor and the SVS featured two 22mm carburetors. This SVS in particular came with a right side Bing 22mm 1/22/66 carburetor and a left side Bing 22mm 2/22/25 carburetor.
An odd thing about these SVS models is they don’t stamp a year anywhere on the bike. After researching other SVS models it was determined to be a 1962 because its serial is 160815* (* star is used to hide the last digit). Many 1960s SVS models were sold in the UK.
SVS Motorcycle with Claimed Year:
Puch 175 SVS Production Numbers by Year: