1951 FB Mondial 125cc 4T Sport Frame no. 1127 Engine no. 1127

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Lot 622N
1951 FB Mondial 125cc 4T Sport
Frame no. 1127 Engine no. 1127

£ 5,000 - 8,000
US$ 6,600 - 10,000
To be sold without reserve
Amended
1951 FB Mondial 125cc 4T Sport
Frame no. 1127
Engine no. 1127
Few marques have achieved so fine a competition record in so short a time as FB Mondial. FB Mondial was founded in the aftermath of WW2 by the Boselli family, whose first venture into powered transport had been with the FB (Fratelli Boselli) three-wheeled delivery van in the 1930s. The name 'Mondial' first appeared on a motorcycle in 1948, when the Boselli brothers introduced a revolutionary double-overhead-camshaft 125cc racer. Mondial's miniature masterpiece duly brought the Bologna manufacturer its first World Championship the following year and proved equally dominant in 1950 and '51. After a relatively lean spell, Mondial returned to Grand Prix glory in 1957, taking both the 125cc and 250cc World Championships. Not surprisingly, Mondial's passion for racing rubbed off on its road range, which was exquisitely engineered and beautifully constructed in a manner unmistakably Italian. The 125cc FB Mondial 4T sports roadster offered here is an older restoration by an Italian specialist. A superb acquisition for any collection and a welcome entry in next year's Moto Giro d'Italia, the machine is offered with an old Italian registration document (1963) and ACI papers.

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1951 FB Mondial 125cc 4T Sport Frame no. 1127 Engine no. 1127
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