1956 Parilla 175cc MDS Frame no. 500896
Lot 493
1956 Parilla 175cc MSDS Frame no. 500896
Sold for €5,750 (US$ 7,583) inc. premium
Lot Details
1956 Parilla 175cc MSDS
Frame no. 500896
Founded in 1946, Parilla introduced the high-camshaft model, for which it is best remembered, in 1954. Built in various versions up to the company's closure in 1964, it was a 175cc single featuring a chain-driven camshaft mounted on the side of the cylinder head, the two valves being operated via short pushrods. Stunningly beautiful, the Parilla was also exceedingly quick, one not-yet-run-in competizione model being clocked at over 96mph by an American magazine. Not surprisingly the 'high-cam' model proved extremely successful on the racetrack, and enlarged versions of 200cc and 250cc capacity followed. An older restoration, this Parilla 175 MSDS has been kept on display as part of a private collection and presented in generally excellent cosmetic condition. However, we are advised that the engine requires attention and thus the machine is sold strictly as viewed.

Footnotes

  • Parilla 175 cm3 MSDS1956
    Cadre n° 500896

    Fondée en 1946, Parilla introduisit son type à arbre à cames en tête qui établit sa réputation en 1954. Construit sous diverses formes jusqu'à la fermeture de la firme en 1964, il s'agissait d'un monocylindre de175 cm3 caractérisé par un arbre à cames entraîné par chaîne placé sur le flanc de la culasse attaquant les deux soupapes par de courtes tiges de culbuteur. Très belle, la Parilla était aussi extraordinairement rapide, un modèle compétition pas encore rodé étant chronométré à 153 km/h par un magazine américain. Naturellement, le type à arbre à cames dans la culasse qui se montra très efficace sur les circuits fut suivi par des versions portées à 200 et 250 cm3. Anciennement restaurée, cette Parilla 175 MSDS qui a fait partie sans fonctionner d'une collection privée est en bon état de présentation. Nous avons cependant noté que le moteur doit être revu et que, par conséquent, la machine est vendue strictement dans l'état où elle se présente.
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