1954 Gilera Saturno Sport 500
Lot 214
1954 Gilera 499cc Saturno Sport
Frame no. 2611414 Engine no. 266276
Sold for €11,500 (US$ 14,051) inc. premium

Lot Details
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1954 Gilera 499cc Saturno Sport
Frame no. 2611414
Engine no. 266276
The best known and most successful large-capacity Gilera roadster of the post-WW2 period was the 500cc Saturno, which had first appeared in 1940 in competition guise. In 1951 the Turismo and Sport roadsters were updated with a telescopic front fork and full-width alloy front brake, gaining conventional coil-spring dampers at the rear soon after. Production of the Saturno roadsters continued until 1959, their passing marking the end of the line for one of Italy's truly great classic motorcycles. This Saturno Sport was restored ten years ago by the previous owner and was last used two years ago. An ahead-of-its-time design capable of coping easily with modern-day traffic conditions, the machine is described as in generally very good condition and offered with Italian Libretto di Circulazione and Certificato di Proprieta.

Footnotes

  • Gilera 499 cm3 Saturno Sport 1954
    Cadre n° 2611414
    Moteur n° 266276

    La plus célèbre et la plus performante des routières Gilera d'après 1945, la Saturno 500 cm3, apparut pour la première fois en version compétition en 1940. En 1951, les routières Turismo et Sport furent équipées d'une fourche télescopique et d'un tambour de frein avant large en alliage léger avant de bénéficier peu après de combinés ressorts-amortisseurs arrière. La production des Saturno routières se poursuivit jusqu'en 1959 et leur disparition marqua la fin d'une lignée de grandes classiques italiennes.Cette Saturno Sport restaurée il y a dix ans par le précédent propriétaire fut pilotée pour la dernière fois il y a deux ans. Machine en avance sur son temps capable de s'intégrer aisément dans la circulation actuelle, cette moto décrite comme étant en très bon état général est offerte avec son libretto (titre de circulation) italien original et son certificat de propriété.

Saleroom notices

  • The Engine Number is 2611414
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