1951 Moto Guzzi Airone 250cc SportSOLD

Grandes Marques Auction, MECC, Maastricht NL, Saturday 13th January 2007

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Until the mid1940's, the traditional horizontal four stroke overhead or side valve single cylinder 500 cc engines were the most performance oriented machines that Moto Guzzi sold to the general public. At the same time the official racing team and private racers were furnished with all sorts of racing machines which included a plethora of overhead cam, multiple valve configurations and cylinder designs. In the 1935 Isle of Man TT, Moto Guzzi factory rider Stanley Woods performed an impressive double victory with wins in the Lightweight TT as well as the Senior TT.

In the late 1940's and 1950s, Moto Guzzi made an massive impact in the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, with durable and lightweight 250 cc and 350 cc bikes designed by Giulio Carcano, the firm dominated the middleweight classes. The factory won five consecutive 350 cc world championships between 1953 and 1957.

This Airone 250cc Sport from 1951 has been part of a large collection of bikes for many years, the vendor has had the bike in dry storage and it remains in largely oringinal condition.

Reference Number 5523

as of 12/22/2006

Car 1951 Moto Guzzi Airone 250cc Sport
VIN 17735