Lot 105 - 1954 Ferrari 150
|Odometer reading||11,431 km|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
Two adventurous brothers decided to capitalise on their, relatively common, surname in the 1950s, and produce a 125cc and 150cc, single-cylinder two stroke machine with a two speed gearbox in, surprise surprise, Ferrari red. It proved extremely popular as customers assumed that the mercurial Enzo Ferrari had branched out into motorcycle manufacture. The inevitable eventually happened and Enzo took the Ferrari brothers to court and sued them for miss-using his company name, and won. Forthwith, they must clearly state Fratelli Ferrari (Ferrari Brothers) and never use Enzo’s prancing horse logo again. They continued until the late 1950s then folded. Survivors are extremely scarce with the Ferrari badged bikes being the most collectable.
This rare example of the pre-law suit Ferrari 150cc motorcycle has undergone a thorough nut and bolt restoration some three years ago. It comes complete with front Ferrari number plate sign as well as all correct engine logos. It is ready to use immediately and presents in excellent condition throughout.
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