1956 Mondial 125cc Champion Lusso Frame no. 10258 Engine no. L12855
Lot 404
1956 Mondial 125cc Champion Lusso Frame no. 10258 Engine no. L12855
US$ 9,000 - 12,000
£5,400 - 7,100
amended
Lot Details
1956 Mondial 125cc Champion Lusso
Frame no. 10258
Engine no. L12855
It was expected that F.B. Mondial, while dominating the GP circuits, would introduce a road version of the 125cc racer for public sale, and they obliged by introducing an overhead valve 125 with a similar crankcase design and chassis to the GP racers. While these roadsters had excellent performance and looked the part, they were very expensive to produce, and in 1956 a wholly new chassis with swingarm suspension and telescopic forks was offered, housing a new engine design of more conventional split-crankcase construction, the 'Champion' series. Performance of the 125cc ohv machines was improved, and with a lower price tag they proved very popular. Three variants were offered: Turismo, Lusso, and Special.

This 1956 125cc Champion Lusso was beautifully restored from a complete and original machine by Pirro Loreti of Spoleto, Italy. It is in excellent running condition, finishing second in the 125cc class of the Giro d'California, where it performed flawlessly. Offered on a Certificate of Title.

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