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Lot 484: Garelli 349cc Roadster

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Garelli's split-single two-stroke stayed true to its maker's original conception until production ceased in the mid-1930s. The machine offered here is typical of the post-WWI design complete with magneto in front of the cylinders, integral two-speed gearbox - the latter a simplified version of that designed by Adalberto Garelli for Bianchi  and chain final drive. This machine incorporates features of both the Turismo and Gran Sport models, boasting the former's foot boards and valanced mudguards, and the latter's sports handlebars. Note the absent front brake, which would not be standard equipment for another year or so. Interestingly, there are two brakes pedals  one on either side  both of which operate the rear drum brake.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number484
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€9000
Hammer Price (inc premium)€10350
Year1924
Condition rating
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis numberMG2862
Engine number5296
Engine capacity (cc)349
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors