c.1970 Guazzoni 50cc Matta Corsa Frame no. none visible Engine no. 4

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Lot 686N
c.1970 Guazzoni 50cc Matta Corsa
Frame no. none visible Engine no. 4

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,900 - 6,600
To be sold without reserve
Amended
c.1970 Guazzoni 50cc Matta Corsa
Frame no. none visible
Engine no. 4
The Guazzoni factory was founded in Milan, Italy in 1935 by Aldo Guazzoni (1908-1978). At first the company built models fitted with proprietary engines before turning to the manufacture of three-wheelers. After the war Guazzoni became the Milan concessionaire for Motori Morini and in 1950 returned to the manufacture of motorcycles, making a 150cc two-stroke model for FBM of Bologna. Like many other small Italian concerns, Guazzoni would concentrate its efforts on the ultra-lightweight market, and throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s produced a succession of stylish sports roadsters such as the Cadetti and Matta. Many of them used rotary-valve two-stroke engines with reversed cylinders (exhaust at the rear), a feature that became something of a company hallmark. Guazzoni closed in 1976. The Guazzoni six-speed production racer offered here has a disc-valve engine producing a maximum of 12bhp at 14,500 revs. This tiny machine weighs a mere 50kg (110lb) so has a highly respectable power-to-weight ratio. The machine's history is not known, other than the fact that it probably raced in Italy and is an older restoration by a specialist. There are no documents with this Lot.

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c.1970 Guazzoni 50cc Matta Corsa Frame no. none visible Engine no. 4
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