1954 Moto Morini 175cc Settebello Supersport Frame no. B15010 Engine no. B15010

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Lot 646N
1954 Moto Morini 175cc Settebello Supersport
Frame no. B15010 Engine no. B15010

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,200 - 7,800
To be sold without reserve
1954 Moto Morini 175cc Settebello Supersport
Frame no. B15010
Engine no. B15010
Moto Morini founder Alfonso Morini split from MM in 1937, setting up a foundry in Bologna. He returned to motorcycle manufacture after WW2, commencing with a 125cc two-stroke and then a similar-sized overhead-camshaft four-stroke single. The company was active in racing right from the start, winning the Italian national 125 championship in 1949. Although never a Grand Prix category, the 175cc class was an important one in Continental Europe. Introduced for the 1954 model year, the Moto Morini Settebello (Seven of Diamonds) was a high-performance sports roadster that commenced a run of models named after card games. Although intended for production-class racing, the Settebello was sold with full road equipment and could be distinguished from Morini's other 175s by its larger cylinder head containing hairpin valve springs (all the rest used coils). Following the budget-priced Biscola (trumps) the last of the card game-themed 175s was the Tresette (Three Sevens) which was newly introduced for 1958 together with the sporting Tresette Sprint. There was also an out-and-out racer, the twin-overhead-camshaft Rebello, which was one of the most advanced designs available when introduced in 1955. This Moto Morini formerly belonged to a friend of Giancarlo Morbidelli, Ennio Boiani. An older restoration, the machine is offered with marque-related literature, numerous photographs, old Italian registration papers, and various instruction and parts manuals for other Morini models.

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1954 Moto Morini 175cc Settebello Supersport Frame no. B15010 Engine no. B15010
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