1974 Benelli 231cc 2C
Lot 354
1974 Benelli 231cc 2C
£950 - 1,050
US$ 1,600 - 1,800
Lot Details
1974 Benelli 231cc 2C
Registration no. KNH 358N
Frame no. 13372
Engine no. BE12854
“Coming from the land of Pininfarina it is not surprising that the Benelli is a superb looker. Its lines are clean-cut and racy, it’s one of those bikes that looks like it’s doing about 60mph when it’s standing still.” – Bike magazine. Founded by the six Benelli brothers in Pesaro, Italy in 1911, Benelli started out as a general engineering firm, turning to the manufacture of automotive and aircraft components in WWI. Benelli launched a plethora of new models in the 1970s, 125cc and 250cc twins among them. Constructed and styled along similar lines, the duo shared identical crankcase/gearbox castings. The engines were conventional, piston-ported, air-cooled two-strokes and were housed in compact duplex-loop frames. Later models came with alloy cylinders, electronic ignition, an improved front fork, alloy wheels and a Brembo front disc brake in place of the original Grimeca drum. This original and unrestored Benelli 2C was purchased new by the previous UK owner. Dry stored for the past seven years, it will require re-commissioning before returning to the road. The machine is offered with Swansea V5 registration document.