1949 Miller Balsamo
Lot 152
1949 Miller-Balsamo 250cc Sport Frame no. 71420 Engine no. V32410
€5,500 - 7,000
US$ 6,800 - 8,600

Lot Details
1949 Miller Balsamo 1949 Miller Balsamo
1949 Miller-Balsamo 250cc Sport
Frame no. 71420
Engine no. V32410
Miller-Balsamo was founded in Milan in 1921 by Ernesto and Edgardo Balsamo and initially handled the importation of the American Excelsior and British Ariel motorcycles. From 1923 the company built its own motorcycles, many of which featured proprietary 'Python' engines supplied by Rudge. Miller-Balsamo also made engines of its own while its lightweight models used Sachs two-stroke motors. Although it was a leading make in Italy during the 1920s and 1930s, Miller-Balsamo failed to regain its popularity after WW2 and closed in 1959. The rare example offered here is powered by a single-cylinder two-stroke engine of Miller-Balsamo's own design. There are no documents with this Lot.

Footnotes

  • Miller-Balsamo 250 cm3 Sport 1949
    Cadre n° 71420
    Moteur n° V32410

    Miller-Balsamo fut fondé à Milan en 1921 par Ernesto et Edgardo Balsamo, au départ pour importer les motos américaines Excelsior et les Ariel anglaises. À partir de 1923, la compagnie fabriqua ses propres motos, la plupart équipées de moteurs Python, fournis par Rudge. Miller-Balsamo produisit également ses propres moteurs tandis que ses modèles allégés utilisaient des moteurs deux temps Sachs. Bien que la marque ait été l'une des plus en vue en Italie dans les années 1920 et 1930, Miller-Balsamo ne réussit pas à reconquérir sa popularité après la seconde guerre et ferma en 1959. Le rare exemplaire proposé ici est équipé d'un moteur monocylindre deux temps conçu par Miller-Balsamo. Ce lot n'est accompagné d'aucun document.
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