1958 Gilera 500 SaturnoSOLD

COYS - Legende et Passion - Monaco - 21st May 2007

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Estimate: €12,000-16,000

Sold €8,644

It is argued that the Gilera Saturno Sport built in 1953 until 1958 with the large tank is probably the best looking classic motorcycle of the after World War II era, marrying sensuous form and function. The Italian craftsmen of large machines (500cc. was considered large in Europe and especially in Italy) did not think in term of mass marketing or cost cutting, but trying to make a timeless statement. The Saturno engine for instance is a masterpiece of engineering, highly polished aluminium castings hide and seal most of the components. The only exposed separate components are the Marelli magneto and dynamo and of course the carburettor with the gas lines. Presented complete with Italian registration papers in its restored form, this rarely used motorcycle had little use since 1989 when it entered a private collection. A rare and highly prized example.

Reference Number 9233

as of 5/7/2007

Car 1958 Gilera 500 Saturno
VIN 2612290