1955 Isomoto 125cc Frame no. 59097

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Lot 222
1955 Isomoto 125cc
Frame no. 59097

Sold for € 1,035 (US$ 1,167) inc. premium
1955 Isomoto 125cc
Frame no. 59097
Nowadays Iso is best remembered for its muscular V8-engined Grifo supercar of the 1960s but the company's origins were more mundane. Renzo Rivolta's Isothermos company had begun life pre-war making refrigerators, turning to the manufacture of scooters and motorcycles after the war and thence to the highly successful Isetta 'bubblecar'. After the failure of its first scooter, the Furetto, Iso produced the Isoscooter and Isomoto lightweight motorcycle, both of which used a Puch-style 125cc 'split single' two-stroke engine. Although it was a major manufacturer with more than 2,500 agents in Italy and Europe, Iso had its sights firmly set on the Gran Turismo car market and ceased making two-wheelers in 1960. This 125cc Isomoto was purchased by the vendor around 15 years ago in Italy. Described as in generally good condition, the machine comes with Italian libretto and is offered without reserve.

1955 Isomoto 125 cm3
Cadre n° 59097

Si de nos jours, Iso est présente dans les mémoires pour sa puissante GT Grifo à moteur V8, les origines de la société furent plus modestes. La société Isothermos de Renzo Rivolta avait débuté avant la guerre par la fabrication de réfrigérateurs avant d'aborder la production de scooters et de motos après 1945, puis celle de la micro voiture Isetta dont le succès fut considérable. Après l'échec d'un premier scooter, le Furetto, Iso produisit l'Isoscooter et la moto légère Isomoto, deux machines équipées d'un moteur deux temps à piston pompe style Puch. En dépit de son importance industrielle avec plus de 2 500 points de vente en Italie et en Europe, Iso s'orienta irrésistiblement vers le marché des voitures Gran Turismo et cessa la production des deux-roues en 1960. Cette Isomoto 125 cm3 a été acquise par le vendeur en Italie il y a environ 15 ans. Présentée comme étant en bon état général, cette moto accompagnée de son libretto italien est vendue sans prix de réserve.
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1955 Isomoto 125cc Frame no. 59097
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