Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210

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Lot 229
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938
Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210

€ 12,000 - 18,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000
Amended
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938
Frame no. 6877
Engine no. 428210
Gilera s'imposa sur la scène sportive internationale à la fin des années 1930 lorsque ses racers à quatre cylindres et compresseur dominèrent les BMW dans les Grands Prix et dépossédèrent la marque allemande du record du monde de vitesse. Pendant tout le début des années 1950, les quatre-cylindres de la marque d'Arcore décrochèrent cinq titres Constructeurs et six titres Pilotes dans les championnats. Produite du milieu des années 1930 jusqu'en 1941, les monos 500 cm3 à culbuteurs de la série VT faisaient partie des machines de tourisme les plus rapides sur le marché. Elles sont communément surnommées « 4 bulloni » ou « 8 bulloni » en fonction de nombre de boulons retenant la culasse. L'historique de cette machine est mal connu sinon qu'elle a été héritée. Elle est accompagnée de son libretto italien.

Footnotes

  • 1938 Gilera 500cc Model VT '8 Bulloni'
    Frame no. 6877
    Engine no. 428210
    .



    Gilera first sprang to international prominence in the late 1930s when its supercharged four-cylinder racers trounced BMW in Grands Prix and snatched the world speed record away from the German marque. Throughout the early 1950s it was the racers which again grabbed the headlines, the Arcore marque's fours taking five manufacturer's titles and six individual world championships. Built from the mid-1930s until 1941, the VT series of overhead-valve 500cc singles were among the best fast touring bikes that money could buy. They are commonly known as either '4 bulloni' or '8 bulloni' (4/8 bolt) depending on the engine's top-end fixing arrangements. Little is known about this example, which is offered from a deceased's estate. The machine comes with an Italian libretto.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is 421820. The engine number is 421820.
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Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
Gilera 500 cm3 Modèle VT « 8 Bulloni » 1938  Frame no. 6877 Engine no. 428210
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