c.1956 CM 175cc Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. CMA1286 Engine no. SCM A1269

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Lot 650NMT N
c.1956 CM 175cc Production Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. CMA1286 Engine no. SCM A1269

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,200 - 7,800
To be sold without reserve
Amended
c.1956 CM 175cc Production Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. CMA1286
Engine no. SCM A1269
CM was founded in Bologna in 1930 by rider/engineers Oreste Drusiani (whose son Alfonso would later find fame with Mondial) and Mario Cavedagna. Powered by overhead-valve and overhead-camshaft engines of various capacities up to 500cc, CM's motorcycles soon gained a reputation for both indestructibility and speed, its 'cammy' 350 ridden successfully by Guglielmo Sandri in the mid-1930s being particularly noteworthy. The company kept faith with the four-stroke engine in the immediately post-war years and then in 1949 introduced the first of a range of two-strokes, the ultimate expression of which was a 250cc twin. But the company was not yet done with four-stroke models, launching the overhead-cam Francolino 175 sports roadster in 1956. Belatedly climbing aboard the scooter bandwagon in 1958, the firm had ceased production by the decade's end. An older restoration by the Morbidelli Museum, now somewhat deteriorated, this two-stroke CM is presented in competizione specification typical of lightweight machines prepared for the long-distance road races of their day such as Milan-Taranto and the Moto Giro d'Italia. In this specification its top speed would have been in the region of 130-135km/h (80-84mph). There are no documents with this Lot.

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c.1956 CM 175cc Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. CMA1286 Engine no. SCM A1269
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