Thought this bike was very interesting and of historic significance. It's been on eBay for over a month now, it isn't mine, but it is a very rare prototype 2x2 Tote Gote! Very similar to a Rokon. I had heard tales of the 2x2 Tote Gote being developed for the military by Bonham, but not being able to compete against the Rokon, who ultimately won the contract. Here is one of the three prototype which Bonham apparently made to test out. It is listed as a 1959, which seems accurate if not a little early.
This one is a "partial restoration" (sellers words) and looks fairly complete. Apparently purchased at the factories bankruptcy closing auction, in we can assume was Provo, Utah, it has somehow found its way to Pensacola, FL. It still has the original Armstrong front tire which the seller notes is "dry rotted" and the front 2x2 drive system is visibly incomplete, missing the front chain from the sproket to the front wheel and god know what else. Interesting also is the 3 speed transmission (with reverse!)
Listed at 1,299 or OBO by the seller.
Description from the auction:
"1959 BOHNAM TOTE GOTE 2X2 Wart Hog . RARE PROTOTYPE that was almost picked up by Cushman to compete with Rokon.One of three produced this being the larger one. As told to me this was purchased at factory bankruptcy auction. Armature restoration almost complete just need the included chain and belt installed, The original front tire is dry rotted. Has 3 speed trans with reverse . Light is not original to the bike.
Motor runs very good bit still needs belt and chains installed but they come with it.. Being sold as is
Own a very rare piece today!
Local pickup near Pensacola FL or i will assist with your shipping."
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