One owner from new,1960 Rumi 125cc Bol d'Or Frame no. 32434 Engine no. 27525
Lot 75
One owner from new,1960 Rumi 125cc Bol d'Or Frame no. 32434 Engine no. 27525
Sold for £6,900 (US$ 11,451) inc. premium
Lot Details
One owner from new
1960 Rumi 125cc Bol d'Or
Registration no. 409 FOD
Frame no. 32434
Engine no. 27525
Powered by its maker's trademark engine, a 125cc parallel-twin two-stroke with horizontal cylinders, the ultimate development of Moto Rumi's Formichino scooter - the Bol d'Or - took its name from the eponymous French 24-hour endurance race that had first welcomed scooters in 1955. Lambretta held sway for the first couple of seasons before Rumi took over, capitalising on its success by launching the Bol d'Or production racer in time for the 1959 season. The Bol d'Or's engine was based on that of the Tipo Sport, featuring aluminium alloy cylinders with chromium-plated bores. Twin Dell'Orto 18mm carburettors were fitted to the production model, which was good for 75mph, while with the optional 22mm instruments installed a Bol d'Or in full race tune could comfortably exceed 90mph.

This Bol d'Or was first registered in October 1960 by the proprietor of Voisey Garage, Plymouth Road, Newton Abbot and sold a few days later to the current vendor. Currently displaying a total of only 8,667 miles on the odometer, '409 FOD' was twice winner of a Gold Award at the Isle of Man International Scooter Rally in the 1960s and was last taxed for the road in May 1968. In storage since then, the machine is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. Accompanying documentation consists of the original logbook and a 1964 copy of 'Scooter' magazine featuring the vendor on the front cover.
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