c.1935 Garelli 346cc Twin piston single
Lot 485
c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728
Sold for €6,900 (US$ 8,458) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 5728 c.1935 Garelli 346cc Twin piston single c.1935 Garelli 346cc Twin piston single c.1935 Garelli 346cc Twin piston single c.1935 Garelli 346cc Twin piston single c.1935 Garelli 346cc Twin piston single
c.1932 Garelli 350cc Tipo 331 Roadster
Frame no. 3611
Engine no. 5728
After 1926 Garelli began to diversify into other areas of manufacturing and motorcycle production gradually declined. From 1928 the factory began turning out, among other products, compressed air starters for aero and marine engines, compressors for military aircraft and generators for tanks. It would turn out to be a shrewd move. The last Garelli motorcycle made pre-war left the factory in 1935.

This example of a late pre-war Garelli features the newly fashionable saddle tank. Unusually, although Garelli had by now adopted a hand gear change, the original foot change mechanism was retained. Sadly, this machine has lost its original dual exhaust system with twin 'fishtail' silencers. The motorcycle is offered with its original Italian registration papers recording correct engine dimensions but incorrect capacity (500cc).

Footnotes

  • Garelli 350 cm3 Tipo 331 Routière c.1932
    Cadre n° 3611
    Moteur n° 5728

    Après 1926, Garelli commença à diversifier ses productions et la part de la moto déclina peu à peu. À partir de 1928, l'usine commença à produire des démarreurs à air comprimé pour moteurs aéronautiques et marins, des compresseurs pour l'aéronautique militaire et des générateurs pour les tanks. Ce changement d'activité fut marquant : la dernière moto Garelli d'avant guerre sortit d'usine en 1935. Cet exemplaire de la fin de la production d'avant guerre se distingue par son réservoir en selle de conception récente à l'époque. Curieusement, bien que Garelli eût déjà adopté le sélecteur de vitesse manuel, le mécanisme au pied d'origine fut conservé. Malheureusement cette moto n'a plus son double échappement d'origine avec ses deux sorties en queue de poisson. Cette moto est proposée avec ses documents d'immatriculation italiens d'origine qui mentionnent des cotes moteur correctes, mais une cylindrée erronée (500 cm3).
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