Lot 41

1934 Moto Guzzi GTS 500

From The Santa Fe Collection

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SOLD $14,850


$25,000 - $35,000| Without Reserve


Frame No. 6375


S 39395

Car Highlights

A Rare, Early Moto Guzzi with Advanced Adjustable Suspension

Features Distinctive “Bologna Slicer” External Flywheel

Serviced in Current Ownership, Documented by Receipts on File

Has Remained in the Santa Fe Collection for the Last 13 Years

A Gorgeous Representation of Moto Guzzi’s Early Engineering Prowess

Technical Specs

499 CC OHV Single-Cylinder 4-Stroke Engine

Single Dell’Orto Carburetor

13 BHP at 3,800 RPM

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

Front and Rear Drum Brakes

Front Girder Fork Suspension

Rear Swing-Arm Suspension 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.”

This lovely GTS 500 was imported into the US by the consignor in 2011 and serviced by OCD Custom Cycles of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2012. This included new tires, fluids, and work to the carburetor, fuel system, and brakes. The Guzzi is a multiple concours award winner, including a first place in the European Road Bike Class at the 2012 Motorado Classic Motorcycle Show in Santa Fe. 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 is sold on a Bill of Sale.


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