Lot 118 - 1974 12922 50 Trials

Lot 118 - 1974 12922 50 Trials

Lot 118 - 1974 12922 50 Trials

Lot Number 118
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!

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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