c.1957 Aermacchi Zeffiro (see text) Frame no. 552337 Engine no. 552337

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Lot 576N
c.1957 Aermacchi Zeffiro (see text)
Frame no. 552337 Engine no. 552337

£ 100 - 200
US$ 130 - 260
To be sold without reserve
Amended
c.1957 Aermacchi Zeffiro (see text)
Frame no. 552337
Engine no. 552337
Aermacchi was a relative latecomer to motorcycle manufacture, building its first in the late 1940s. Designed by Lino Tonti, previously with Benelli, the 125 was a scooter-like machine with open frame, which was powered by a 123cc two-stroke engine that was mounted horizontally and pivoted with the rear suspension. Unlike most scooters, the Aermacchi used 17" wheels, so handled more like a conventional motorcycle. Fuel was carried in a tank under the seat, the forward compartment being intended for tools or luggage. The ultimate development of these early open-frame scooter-like Aermacchis was the Zeffiro, which featured greatly improved styling and a telescopic front fork. The newcomer was also available as the Zeffiro 150, with 147.9cc engine. This rare early Aermacchi is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this Lot. It is not known if the machine is a 125 or a 150.

Footnotes

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c.1957 Aermacchi Zeffiro (see text) Frame no. 552337 Engine no. 552337
c.1957 Aermacchi Zeffiro (see text) Frame no. 552337 Engine no. 552337
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