Lot 118 - 1974 12922 50 Trials
|Chassis Number||013 9932|
|Engine Number||010 38121|
|Odometer reading||3 miles|
|Estimate||£3,000 - £5,000|
|Result||Sold - £4,480|
In 1935, Gilera acquired rights to the Rondine four cylinder
engine. This formed the basis for Gilera's racing machines for
nearly forty years. From the mid-thirties, Gilera developed a range
of four-stroke engine machines ranging from 100cc-500cc. The most
famous of which was the 1939 Saturno. Post war machines were
based on four-stroke singles and parallel twins. From this came the
famous World Champion winning San Remo. It takes its name from its
victorious debut at the 1947 Ospedaletti Grand Prix near San Remo.
Gilera rode these fast machines himself and broke many records with
them. The Italian trials machine was popular and was fitted with a
49.8cc engine producing 4.2bhp and capable, like most sports mopeds
of the era, of around 50mph.
What marks this example aside from others is that it is brand new. Stored in a de-humidified garage and presenting in, quite literally, showroom condition, this 'one-off' example still, as per normal factory practice at the time, has the ignition keys hidden in the rear light cluster!
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