Bonhams : 1977 Gitane-Testi 49cc Champion Project Frame no. CH 50295 Engine no. none visible
1977 Gitane-Testi 49cc Champion Project Frame no. CH 50295 Engine no. none visible

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Lot 403
1977 Gitane-Testi 49cc Champion Project
Registration no. TLO 988R Frame no. CH 50295 Engine no. none visible

Sold for £ 1,610 (US$ 2,018) inc. premium
1977 Gitane-Testi 49cc Champion Project
Registration no. TLO 988R
Frame no. CH 50295
Engine no. none visible
Italian bicycle firm turned motorcycle manufacturer, Testi built a wide variety of mopeds and lightweight motorcycles using proprietary engines from around 1949 until its final closure in 1993. Sachs power units were used initially followed by Demm and then Minarelli. Collaboration with French bicycle manufacturer Gitane led to Testi's motorcycles being marketed in France and the UK under the 'Gitane-Testi' brand name. Gitane-Testi mopeds were imported into the UK between October 1975 and July 1977, coinciding with the 'Sixteener Special' boom, and this sports model has the Italian-built Minarelli engine. Somewhat modified, the machine is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. Its mechanical condition is not known. A total of 6,375 kilometres is displayed on the odometer. There is no registration document with this machine, though it is recorded in the DVLA database.

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1977 Gitane-Testi 49cc Champion Project Frame no. CH 50295 Engine no. none visible
1977 Gitane-Testi 49cc Champion Project Frame no. CH 50295 Engine no. none visible
1977 Gitane-Testi 49cc Champion Project Frame no. CH 50295 Engine no. none visible
1977 Gitane-Testi 49cc Champion Project Frame no. CH 50295 Engine no. none visible
1977 Gitane-Testi 49cc Champion Project Frame no. CH 50295 Engine no. none visible
1977 Gitane-Testi 49cc Champion Project Frame no. CH 50295 Engine no. none visible
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