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Benelli 1929 Gran Sport 175cc ohc factory racer
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Benelli 1929 Gran Sport 175cc ohc factory racer
 
Benelli 1929 Gran Sport 175cc ohc factory racer
€ 20.950

Benelli 1929 Gran Sport 175cc ohc  matching number factory racer

 

Tonino Benelli on the new 175cc OHC racer, in 1927Giuseppi Benelli designed a new machine of 175cc for 1927, with a stack of delicate gears driving an overhead camshaft; it was an impressive lightweight roadster, and a natural candidate for the race track. The overhead camshaft engine proved reliable and fast, and Tonino gathered a string of wins, including Benelli's first 'international' win at the Monza GP, culminating in the Italian 175cc Championship in both '27 and '28. Now with a proper racing team, Benelli continued to rack up wins in 1929, and Tonino won the Italian Championship again in 1930. 

 

In the thirties175cc and 250 cc OHC models were successful racing machines. This 175 is an excellent example of such a racy sports mount.  Note the outside flywheel, the hairpin valve springs, the oil cooler, the quick release filler caps and the disc rear wheel.  This ex- Giovanni Francesco Bientinesi over-the-counter racer is equipped with Albion gearbox, Terry saddle and Amac carb.