c.1957 Piatti 125cc Motor Scooter Frame no. none visible Engine no. 10449

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Lot 592N
c.1957 Piatti 125cc Motor Scooter
Frame no. none visible Engine no. 10449

£ 2,000 - 4,000
US$ 2,600 - 5,200
To be sold without reserve
Amended
c.1957 Piatti 125cc Motor Scooter
Frame no. none visible
Engine no. 10449
Designed by London-based Italian engineer Vincenzo Piatti, the Piatti motor scooter was, despite its name, a British product, manufactured in the UK by Cyclemaster. Following the display of a prototype at the 1952 Brussels Show, the rights to the design were secured by Cyclemaster a couple of years later, although production did not begin until 1956 (the Piatti was also built by d'Ieteren in Holland). The Piatti was certainly one of the more unusual-looking scooters, its pressed-steel monocoque body having the appearance of an inverted bathtub, which concealed the horizontally-mounted 125cc two-stroke engine and almost completely shrouded the 7"-diameter wheels. A seat mounted on a pillar and adjustable for height – bicycle style – was another unusual feature. Believed to be in original condition, this example of what is now an extremely rare scooter was purchased in the UK circa 2012. The machine is offered with copies of marque-related literature.

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c.1957 Piatti 125cc Motor Scooter Frame no. none visible Engine no. 10449
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N NOVA declaration

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