Lot 5

1925 Moto Guzzi Sport 13

From The Schigiel Motorcycle Collection

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SOLD $40,320


$30,000 - $40,000| Without Reserve


Frame No. 2221



Car Highlights

Sensational Restored Example Finished in Green with Yellow Pinstriping

Fitted with Acetylene Headlamp and Distinctive “Bologna Slicer” External Flywheel

Imported from Italy in 2017 by Noted Italian Motorcycle Collector Leo Schigiel

Accompanied by Automobile Club d’Italia Records

An Outstanding Representation of Moto Guzzi’s Early Engineering Prowess

Technical Specs

499 CC OHV 4-Stroke Single-Cylinder Engine

Single Dell’Orto Carburetor

13 BHP at 3,800 RPM

3-Speed Manual Gearbox

Front and Rear Drum Brakes

Front Girder Fork Suspension

Rear Rigid Frame with Suspended Seat

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Moto Guzzi has been an innovative, leading Italian manufacturer of motorcycles since 1921, and the company found early success with its overhead cam racing bikes. The marque became especially known for its distinctive horizontally mounted single-cylinder designs, which, unlike vertically mounted singles, allowed the motorcycle’s frame to be much lower, creating better handling and aerodynamics. Moto Guzzi also became famous for its use of large, externally mounted flywheels, which kept the engine’s crankcase compact and rigid, and enthusiasts playfully deemed this feature the “bologna slicer.” The Sport series was the singular Moto Guzzi model built between 1923 and 1928, and it was well regarded for its good performance, beautiful lines, and excellent build quality.

This gorgeous and very rare 1925 Sport 13 was held in an important Italian collection, according to documents on file, and purchased by noted Italian car and motorcycle collector Leo Schigiel of Miami in 2017. Finished in a beautiful green with yellow pinstriping, this is an outstanding, restored example that is accompanied by Automobile Club d’Italia records. Fitted with an acetylene headlamp and large front-mounted horn, this Sport 13 has great visual appeal, with its beautiful mechanicals proudly on display. Early examples such as this are very difficult to find, especially in the US, making the sale of this bike a rare opportunity to acquire an important piece of Italian motorcycling history.

*Please note that this vehicle has been in long-term static storage and may require mechanical attention prior to road use.


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