Lot 103 - 1935 Moto-Guzzi 500S
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
Moto Guzzi was founded by Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi. A third man and founding partner, Giovanni Ravelli, was killed in a plane crash only days after WWI. The three met and discussed plans to build a new motorcycle company while serving in the newly formed Italian Air Force. The flying eagle in the company’s logo is in memory of Ravelli. The greatest of all Moto Guzzi models are based on only two engines. A 500cc four-stroke engine and a 90º transverse V-twin. The single was in production since the initial prototype in 1920 and stayed in production until 1976 in various forms. Stanley Woods won the 1935 Senior TT on a Guzzi 500, by just four seconds, scoring the first foreign victory since the 1911 race.
Fully restored in 2012, it was designed primarily for goods transport although it could easily be re-configured if required. Presented in striking burgundy and chrome and complete with Italian documents, it is now on the button and ready to use.
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