The Silver Tag bike was the pre-production CT70 with several things different than the production run. The VIN number tells you when it was built and is stamped on the lower left side of the frame on all CT’s. The US version was released on June 26th 1969 (CT70-1000001) this bike is in the 2100’s (CT70-102164). During the initial two month period they produced around 16,000 or so CT’s that had the “Silver Tag”. In September they went to a black VIN tag that included the VIN and Month/Year of manufacturing. Honda made changes to many features over a few short months. The silver tag bikes were truly prototypes.
Some but not all Silver Tag Items:
Silver VIN tag, Black Levers, Black NGK logo on plug cap, black backed horn held together by screws, taillight wire goes through hole in frame, Front Fender lip, tool kit holder is bolted on to the seat, rear brake stabilizer is flat, NOT bent, chain guard held on by Philips screws, one piece stator cover, thinner handlebar knobs, and many others that did not show up on the production bikes.
MAKE/MODEL: HONDA CT70
YEAR: 1969 ENGINE DISPLACEMENT: 70CC
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE JAPAN
ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE NEW $299.00
THIS BIKE IS:
_ NEW, NEVER BEEN STARTED
_ ORIGINAL UNRESTORED
_ PARTIALLY RESTORED
X FULLY RESTORED
RESTORATION WORK PERFORMED BY: VINTAGE BIKES USA
OWNER: KELLY OWEN