c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250 Frame no. 250767 Engine no. 250765

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Lot 199
c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250

Frame no. 250767
Engine no. 250765

US$ 8,000 - 10,000
£ 5,700 - 7,200
c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250

Frame no. 250767
Engine no. 250765

In 1946 after dropping the second "r" from his last name, Giovanni Parrilla put his new Moto Parilla company on the map at a local roadrace in Lombardy, Italy. It was the first new Italian racing design to emerge after the hostilities of World War II. Known for their high quality and engineering excellence, Parillas really made an impact on Americans with the introduction of the "camme rialzata," or high-cam models. These employed a gear and chain setup to drive a camshaft mounted high in the left-side timing tower. This, in turn, actuated the valve rockers via short pushrods, which gave the rev capacity of an overhead-cam design but without any complicated valve adjustment procedures. In 1958 a well-ridden Parilla 175 beat bigger bikes to take the win in the 250cc Grand Prix race at Daytona. Soon U.S. riders were calling for a larger engine, which led to a 68mm overbore and 247cc worth of displacement.

The Parilla Tourist and Trailmaster models, available from 1960-66 were the all-round versions of the 250, though not many have survived the years intact, a good portion being converted to sportier, sexier Grand Sport lookalikes. Others were stripped of their parts to keep other Parillas out on the racetrack. This Tourist was restored about 20 years ago in the Mork workshop, starting with a stock, unrefinished gas tank still with its original "running-in" warnings in place. The rest of paint was redone in factory colors, while chrome parts were replated and alloy components polished. Like the gas tank, the seat was an original item not needing any refurbishment. Not run in a few years, the Parilla would need only a safety check and light recommissioning to be fully road-ready.

Footnotes

  • Please note that this motorcycle is titled as a 1965.
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c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250 Frame no. 250767 Engine no. 250765
c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250 Frame no. 250767 Engine no. 250765
c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250 Frame no. 250767 Engine no. 250765
c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250 Frame no. 250767 Engine no. 250765
c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250 Frame no. 250767 Engine no. 250765
c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250 Frame no. 250767 Engine no. 250765
c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250 Frame no. 250767 Engine no. 250765
c.1964 Parilla Tourist 250 Frame no. 250767 Engine no. 250765
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