Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957 Frame no. 171958 Engine no. 171958

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Lot 204
Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957
Frame no. 171958 Engine no. 171958

€ 6,000 - 9,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
Amended
Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957
Frame no. 171958
Engine no. 171958
Au cours des premières années 1950, les Gilera de course firent les gros titres en remportant six Championnats du Monde et cinq titres constructeurs. Mais si la course assurait une bonne publicité, c'était des ventes de motos de route qui payaient les factures. La majorité des machines vendues étaient des motos légères issues de la monocylindres 125 à culbuteurs qui avait fait son apparition sous forme de prototype en 1948. Développées et agrandies d'abord en 150 cm3 puis en 175 cm3, ces monos simplement culbutées se vendirent très bien tout au long des années 1950 et jusque dans les années 1960, même si leur prix élevé hors de l'Italie en faisait des motos relativement rares. Exemplaire à numéros concordants, cette Gilera Rossa Extra restaurée et décrite par le vendeur comme étant en bon état général est accompagnée de ses papiers d'immatriculation autrichiens et de son contrôle technique.

Footnotes

  • 1957 Gilera 175cc Rossa Extra
    Frame no. 171958
    Engine no. 171958

    • Matching numbers
    • Restored condition
    • Registered in Austria
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    Throughout the early 1950s, it was Gilera's racers that grabbed the headlines, taking six individual World Championships and five manufacturers' titles. Although racing generated valuable publicity, it was sales of road bikes that paid the bills. The majority of machines sold were lightweights based on the overhead-valve 125 single that had first appeared in prototype form in 1948. Developed and enlarged first to 150cc and then 175cc, these simple OHV singles were top sellers throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, although their high price outside Italy made them a relatively rare sight abroad. A matching-numbers example, this restored Gilera Rossa Extra is described by the vendor as in generally good condition and is offered with Austrian registration papers and technical inspection.

Saleroom notices

  • This Lot comes with Netherlands registration documents, not Austrian as per the catalogue.
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Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957 Frame no. 171958 Engine no. 171958
Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957 Frame no. 171958 Engine no. 171958
Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957 Frame no. 171958 Engine no. 171958
Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957 Frame no. 171958 Engine no. 171958
Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957 Frame no. 171958 Engine no. 171958
Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957 Frame no. 171958 Engine no. 171958
Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957 Frame no. 171958 Engine no. 171958
Gilera 175 cm3 Rossa Extra 1957 Frame no. 171958 Engine no. 171958
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