1977 Benelli 250 Quattro  Frame no. 10061 Engine no. 5149

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Lot 390
1977 Benelli 250 Quattro
Frame no. 10061 Engine no. 5149

Sold for £ 3,220 (US$ 4,105) inc. premium
1977 Benelli 250 Quattro
Frame no. 10061
Engine no. 5149
Revitalised after its take-over in 1971 by Argentine industrialist Alejandro de Tomaso, Benelli launched a range of new four- and six-cylinder sports bikes. First of these Honda-inspired machines was the 500 Quattro of 1974, which despite its Oriental-looking power unit was thoroughly Italian in all other respects, boasting a rigid cradle frame, powerful Grimeca drum brakes and alloy wheel rims. Smallest of the range was the 250 (actually 231cc) Quattro which, when deliveries commenced in 1979, was the most expensive 250 on sale in Britain. Stunningly styled and built like a watch, the high-revving lightweight had a top speed of over 90mph. This original and unrestored 250 Quattro was acquired for the Museum in 1985 and after an extended test run was put on permanent display. A matching-numbers example, the machine is offered with original Austrian Einzelgenehmigung.
1977 Benelli 250 Quattro  Frame no. 10061 Engine no. 5149
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