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Lot 493: Parilla MSDS

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Founded in 1946, Parilla introduced the high-camshaft model, for which it is best remembered, in 1954. Built in various versions up to the company's closure in 1964, it was a 175cc single featuring a chain-driven camshaft mounted on the side of the cylinder head, the two valves being operated via short pushrods. Stunningly beautiful, the Parilla was also exceedingly quick, one not-yet-run-in competizione model being clocked at over 96mph by an American magazine. Not surprisingly the 'high-cam' model proved extremely successful on the racetrack, and enlarged versions of 200cc and 250cc capacity followed. An older restoration, this Parilla 175 MSDS has been kept on display as part of a private collection and presented in generally excellent cosmetic condition. However, we are advised that the engine requires attention and thus the machine is sold strictly as viewed.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number493
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€5000
Hammer Price (inc premium)€5750
Year1956
Condition rating
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number500896
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)175
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors