c.1960 Beta 150 Sport Frame no. 15247 Engine no. 15247

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Lot 528N
c.1960 Beta 150 Sport
Frame no. 15247 Engine no. 15247

Sold for £ 920 (US$ 1,186) inc. premium
c.1960 Beta 150 Sport
Frame no. 15247
Engine no. 15247
Best known for its hugely successful trials and enduro models, the Italian firm that would become Beta was founded in Firenze (Florence) in 1904 by Giuseppe Bianchi and began life making high-quality bicycles. It was only after WW2 that the company adopted the 'Beta' name, which was derived from the initials of proprietors Enzo Bianchi and Arrigo Tosi. The firm commenced making clip-on motors for attachment to bicycles before producing its first proper motorcycle in 1950. Proprietary engines were used at first before Beta progressed to making its own power units. Long-distance races on public roads were immensely popular in Italy at this time and Beta's products did well in events such as the Milan-Taranto and Moto Giro. Apparently original and complete, this overhead-valve Beta is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. The machine comes with Italian registration papers (1960).

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c.1960 Beta 150 Sport Frame no. 15247 Engine no. 15247
c.1960 Beta 150 Sport Frame no. 15247 Engine no. 15247
c.1960 Beta 150 Sport Frame no. 15247 Engine no. 15247
c.1960 Beta 150 Sport Frame no. 15247 Engine no. 15247
c.1960 Beta 150 Sport Frame no. 15247 Engine no. 15247
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