1970 Guazzoni 50cc Production racing Motorcycle
Lot 491
1970 Guazzoni 50cc Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 49
Sold for €4,830 (US$ 6,207) inc. premium

Lot Details
1970 Guazzoni 50cc Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 49 1970 Guazzoni 50cc Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 49 1970 Guazzoni 50cc Production racing Motorcycle
1970 Guazzoni 50cc Production Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 49
The Guazzoni factory was founded in Milan, Italy in 1935 by Aldo Guazzoni (1908-1978). At first the company built models fitted with proprietary engines before turning to the manufacture of three-wheelers. After the war Guazzoni became the Milan concessionaire for Motori Morini and in 1950 returned to the manufacture of motorcycles, making a 150cc two-stroke model for FBM of Bologna. Like many other small Italian concerns, Guazzoni would concentrate its efforts of the ultra-lightweight market, and throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s produced a succession of stylish sports roadsters such as the Cadetti and Matta. Many of them used rotary-valve two-stroke engines with reversed cylinders (exhaust at the rear), a feature that became something of a company hallmark. Guazzoni closed in 1976. The un-restored Guazzoni six-speed production racer offered here has just such an engine, which is said to be capable of 15,000 revs. The machine's history is not known, other than the fact that it was raced in Italy. There are no documents with this Lot.

Footnotes

  • Guazzoni 50cc Course 1970
    Cadre n° 49

    L'usine Guazzoni fut fondée à Milan (Italie) en 1935 par Aldo Guazzoni (1908-1978). À ses débuts, la firme construisit des machines équipées de moteurs provenant de fournisseurs extérieurs avant de se tourner vers la production de tricycles. Après la guerre, Guazzoni devint concessionnaire Motori Morini à Milan et revint à la fabrication de motos en 1950 en produisant un type à moteur deux temps de 150 cm3 pour FBM de Bologne. Comme beaucoup d'autres petites firmes italiennes, Guazzoni allait se consacrer au marché des machines ultra légères et tout au long des années1960 et jusque dans les années 1970, produisit une série d'élégantes routières à tendance sportive comme les Cadetti et les Matta dont beaucoup étaient équipées d'un moteur deux temps à distributeur rotatif avec cylindres retournés (échappement à l'arrière), disposition qui allaitr devenir une caractéristique de la marque. Guazzoni ferma ses portes en 1976. La Guazzoni six vitesses de course « client » proposée ici est pourvue d'un moteur de ce type qui serait capable d'atteindre 15 000 tr/min. L'historique de cette machine n'est pas connu sinon qu'elle aurait couru en Italie. Proposée sans papiers (type de course).
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