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Lot 18: Benelli 500 OHC Sport with Sidecar, Model Year 1937
December 8, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Benelli 500 OHC Sport with sidecar ?
Benelli S.p.A., Italy, model year 1937?
First registration: Italy, 1937?
German car pass for historic racing and super sports vehicles?
Vehicle identification number: N10-1453; 300380 (sidecar)?
Engine identification number: 4TN10-1453
?Air-cooled four-stroke engine with one cylinder, 493 ccm, 18 kW (24 hp)?
Manual 4 gear transmission?
Mileage displayed: n.a.?
Special features: DellOrto carburetor, OHC gear wheels, Burman gearbox, dry clutch, jaw-type transmission, Marelli magnetic ignition, pressure lubrication, Guzzi handlebar, NSU quick shifter without rev meter
Special conditions: 17.85 % buyer's premium incl. VAT
Preview, collection and storage conditions: see auction announcements
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This is an original series production racing motorcycle with side car. The bike was used in races for the German Championship of Historic Motorcycles for several years. In 2006 motorbike and sidecar participated in a race for the last time, the driver was Günter Koslowski. Ever since both were well kept in a collection. The Benelli 500 OHC Sport with side car is in complete condition, originality is documented in the historic car pass, according to which the side car was rebuilt on a Velorex chassis frame after it had an accident.
The Italian family enterprise Officina Meccanica Benelli was founded in 1911, around ten years later the first bikes were manufactured in Pesaro. Initially the company produced simple two-stroke motorcycles with 75 and 98 ccm. In 1927 a more modern 175 OHC one cylinder four-stroke motorbike, which was unbeaten in races from day one, followed. Benelli gained ten victories at the beginning and set the course for its triumphant racing history. Racing success led to a great demand for the sporty road bikes. The motorcycles also made racing history in the 1950s. Benelli won the world championship in the 250 ccm class with Dario Ambrosini in 1950 and with Kel Carruthers in 1969. In 1971 an Argentinian businessman took over Benelli. As a consequence of a dwindling demand, production of motorcycles was stopped in the 1980s and was resumed under the direction of Andrea Merloni in 1992.
The vehicle has to be paid and collected within 7 business days after the auction. The collection may be made via collection by the costumer or via collection by a transport company. A timely collection can also made via a commissioning of Auctionata to a fee-based transport (flat shipping rate). If the time period lapses without a result, the buyer has to pay storage costs in the amount of 25,- per day.
Please note the warranty restrictions as specified in article 10.1 in our terms and conditions.
Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.