Vintage Panasonic Bicycle

Panasonic bicycles are a brand name of the Matsushita conglomerate. Matsushita began exporting them to the United States in 1971. In the beginning, the bicycle was called 'The National.' Exports were halted in 1989, upon Mr. Matsushita's passing, but their popularity has not waned. And while Panasonic bicycles are still a sturdy name brand, the vintage bicycles are still highly sought after for their excellent craftsmanship, sturdy frames and thick rims. This outstanding sporting item was in its prime in the seventies and eighties.

Even today, this is still a highly sought after bicycle. If you are uncertain of this fact, feel free to have a look at any web site offering these vintage delights. The wild thing is that prices are generally not that high, even for the gems in the crowd. Just a quick glance through Panasonic models proves to be as interesting as it is beautiful and historical!

Vintage 1976 Panasonic Mens City Bike 15 Speed Made in Japan Import Bicycle
Vintage 1976 Panasonic Mens City Bike 15 Speed Made in Japan Import Bicycle

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Vintage 1980s Panasonic MC 2500 195 C C 18 Speed CrMo Mountain Bike Suntour
Vintage 1980s Panasonic MC 2500 195 C C 18 Speed CrMo Mountain Bike Suntour

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Vintage Panasonic Bicycle Light With Generator Front and Rear Light
Vintage Panasonic Bicycle Light With Generator Front and Rear Light

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80s Panasonic Vintage Road Bike Forks Tange
80s Panasonic Vintage Road Bike Forks Tange

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Fully Restored Vintage 1986 Panasonic Pro Touring Bike 58cm
Fully Restored Vintage 1986 Panasonic Pro Touring Bike 58cm

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PANASONIC TOURIST BICYCLE MADE IN JAPAN VINTAGE PARTS NOT WORKING ORIGINAL
PANASONIC TOURIST BICYCLE MADE IN JAPAN VINTAGE PARTS NOT WORKING ORIGINAL

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Panasonic DX 4000 Vintage 26 Road Bicycle Shimano 105 Unique Color Original
Panasonic DX 4000 Vintage 26 Road Bicycle Shimano 105 Unique Color Original

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Vintage Panasonic Sport 1000 12 Speed Bicycle
Vintage Panasonic Sport 1000 12 Speed Bicycle

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VINTAGE PANASONIC TV RALEIGH Bike Cycle Jersey Adult Small
VINTAGE PANASONIC TV RALEIGH Bike Cycle Jersey Adult Small

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Vintage 1974 Schwinn Le Tour Japanese made Panasonic Support free bike programs
Vintage 1974 Schwinn Le Tour Japanese made Panasonic Support free bike programs

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Vintage c1970s Panasonic Bicycles 50 50 T Shirt Size Small
Vintage c1970s Panasonic Bicycles 50 50 T Shirt Size Small

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Schwinn Le Tour Vintage Road Gravel Bicycle 1974 Japan Made Panasonic Charity
Schwinn Le Tour Vintage Road Gravel Bicycle 1974 Japan Made Panasonic Charity

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Vintage MKS AR 8 Road Bike Bicycle Pedals9 16SchwinnTouring Panasonic
Vintage MKS AR 8 Road Bike Bicycle Pedals9 16SchwinnTouring Panasonic

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Vintage Panasonic DX 4000 bicycle Japanese original paint lots of extras
Vintage Panasonic DX 4000 bicycle Japanese original paint lots of extras

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Panasonic Vintage Sport 500 22 Bike Frame
Panasonic Vintage Sport 500 22 Bike Frame

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Vintage Peugeot Bicycle Orient Express MTB Touring Deore XT Panasonic Charity
Vintage Peugeot Bicycle Orient Express MTB Touring Deore XT Panasonic Charity

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Vtg 80s PANASONIC SPORT LX 12 Speed BICYCLE TANGE 900 CR MO SHIMANO DIA COMPE
Vtg 80s PANASONIC SPORT LX 12 Speed BICYCLE TANGE 900 CR MO SHIMANO DIA COMPE

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Vintage Schwinn Le Tour III Bicycle Frame Japan 1979 Panasonic Leroica Charity
Vintage Schwinn Le Tour III Bicycle Frame Japan 1979 Panasonic Leroica Charity

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Vintage 23 10 speed Panasonic Tourist bicycle w Sachs Huret Odometeter+pump+bag
Vintage 23 10 speed Panasonic Tourist bicycle w Sachs Huret Odometeter+pump+bag

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You may know of Panasonic as one of the largest electronics company in the world, but that isn't how they started. The Vintage Panasonic Bicycle dates back to the start of the company when Mr. Konosuke Matsushita developed a lamp holder for bicycle headlights while working at a family bicycle shop. From 1951 onward, Matsushita produced Panasonic-branded bicycles for sale worldwide and in the United States. Bicycles could be custom-ordered at a local retailer with various color and feature options.

Panasonic bicycles are still regarded as being a high quality product. Steel rims, and thicker tire treads are just some of the quality points that went to a Vintage Panasonic Bicycle. Despite their reputation and various price points, the shift of currencies after 1985 made the bicycles unprofitable for the U.S. market. They were discontinued in late 1989. Panasonic still produces frames, but only for a niche' market in Japan.