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1956 FB Mondial 175 F2 "Bialbero"

$54,000
One of the most esteemed names in postwar motorcycling race history. Previous to the war the Boselli brothers were  successful in manufacturing lightweight motorcycles and 3 wheel commercial vehicles. The factory was destroyed during WW2. A conversation between Giusseppi Boselli and engineer Alfredo Drusiani in early 1948 led to the dominance of Mondial on the world racing stage .The 125 cc class was full of 2 stroke machines of about 10hp. A twin cam four stroke would be competitive and it proved so, with the first one developing 11hp. In 1952 Mondial hired Fabio Taglioni to work under Drusiani until his departure in 1953. Taglioni  redesigned some key elements of the engine. Of course Taglioni would go on to Ducati to design some of the most famous Italian motorcycle engines. A rare machine, quite probably the only one extant . With only a handful of  top level competition units a year made, this example has just been released from a prominent collection. The opportunity to procure this fine specimen may only occur once in a lifetime.
Mondials are in  the top echelon from the Golden age of internal combustion and can truly be considered machines from the gods of speed.

Please call Michael Kiernan at (314)772-5758

All inspections are welcome. Please call Michael Kiernan at 314 772 5758 with any questions regarding this vehicle, shipping and storage. Or e-mail Sales@MichaelsMotorcycles.com

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