c.1949 Alpino 48cc Cyclemotor & Doniselli Bicycle Frame no. none visible Engine no. 5256

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Lot 608N
c.1949 Alpino 48cc Cyclemotor & Doniselli Bicycle
Frame no. none visible Engine no. 5256

£ 1,500 - 2,500
US$ 2,000 - 3,300
To be sold without reserve
Amended
c.1949 Alpino 48cc Cyclemotor & Doniselli Bicycle
Frame no. none visible
Engine no. 5256
"Typical Italian post-war machines from 48cc to 174cc with two- and four-stroke ohv engines. 48cc models broke world records with Tamarozzi, Pennati, Pasini and Sozzani." – Tragatsch. Having manufactured motorcycles from 1925 to 1929, Pietro Trespidi returned to the business of two-wheeled transport in 1944 with a highly successful cyclemotor. He set up a new factory at Stradella in Lombardy, where his company Motobici Srl commenced production of Alpino motorcycles immediately after WW2, offering a range of ultra-lightweights two-strokes ranging from 48cc mopeds to a 98cc motorcycle. Production of Alpino motorcycles ceased in 1962, Motobici's main export market in Argentina having collapsed. This rare cyclemotor from one of Italy's lesser known marques is attached to a Doniselli ladies' bicycle. The machine is presented in beautiful un-restored condition, complete with wicker baskets front and rear. There are no documents with this Lot.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • There is a second number stamped on the cases: 4285. Please click the link to view the walkaround video of Lot 608: click here
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c.1949 Alpino 48cc Cyclemotor & Doniselli Bicycle Frame no. none visible Engine no. 5256
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N NOVA declaration

If purchased by a UK resident, this machine is subject to a NOVA declaration, undertaken by Bonhams upon a successful sale, to facilitate the registration of the machine here in the UK.