Lot 206 - 1957 Aermacchi 175 Ala Rossa

Lot 206 - 1957 Aermacchi 175 Ala Rossa

Lot 206 - 1957 Aermacchi 175 Ala Rossa

Lot Number 206
Registration TBC
Chassis Number 210421
Engine Number 210421
Odometer reading 8,526 miles
Estimate £3,750 - £5,750

In 1957 Aermacchi produced their first sporting motorcycles; the company directors finally realized that the love of every Italian was a bike that looked fast and not luxurious. There were four new models that year: the Ala Bianca (White Wing), Ala Azzurra (Light Blue Wing), Ala Rossa (Red Wing), and the Ala Verda (Green Wing). The Ala Bianca and Ala Azzurra were 'Turismo' models with 175cc and 250cc overhead valve engines. The 175cc Ala Rossa and 250cc Ala Verda were intended to be 'sports' models, meaning that they had low bars and a higher performance engine. The compression ratio was 8.5:1, which provided speeds of 78 and 84mph. These models weighed 248lb and were ruggedly built; both features making them popular in cost-conscious Italy. This was especially true if the company wished to develop an export business, since Aermacchi was still virtually unknown outside Italy. In response to this and in an effort to build a reputation that would form the basis for developing an export business, Aermacchi decided to produce some genuine sports motorcycles. The result was the Ala d' Ore (Golden Wing) model, which was produced from 1958 through 1961 in 'competition' trim.

The Aermacchi 175 Ala Rossa for sale here was imported from Italy in 1996 as a restoration project and put into storage until 2010.  It was then completely stripped down and over the last two years has been fully restored to the highest of standards - the frame, brakes and suspension all having been rebuilt and repainted in red. The engine, after being removed, was sent to and rebuilt by Moto Marianna, the renowned Italian motorcycle engine rebuilders based in Bracknell, Berkshire. This Ala Rossa has been reassembled to the highest of standards with new Berrani wheels and is supplied with an age certificate from the Vintage Motorcycle Club. The vendor has stated that this Aermacchi will have a new MoT test certificate and will be registered in the United Kingdom, ready to use on the road.

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