DOT Trials with Italian ENgine
Lot 225
c.1959 DoT-Villa 360cc Trials Motorcycle Frame no. H 59 0132 Engine no. FV 3251186
Sold for £1,610 (US$ 2,536) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1959 DoT-Villa 360cc Trials Motorcycle
Registration no. ZV 5626 (ROI)
Frame no. H 59 0132
Engine no. FV 3251186
Brothers Francesco and Walter Villa began building their own machines in the mid-1960s. Walter raced Villa bikes before his rise to stardom, securing three consecutive 250-class World Championships for Harley-Davidson between 1974 and '76, to which he added one in the 350 class. Manufactured up to 1988, the firm's lightweight roadsters used proprietary engines at first while its successful moto-cross and enduro models used motors of Villa's own design. Constructed by Harry, this DoT trails iron is fitted with one of Villa's 360cc six-speed engine/gearbox units and looks every inch a factory-built machine. There are no documents with this Lot.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is H590130 This Lot is now offered with accompanying Irish Vehicle Registration Document, which has been damaged due to a fire.
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