Lot 50

1964 Casalini David Motofurgoni

From The Leo Schigiel Motorcycle Collection

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SOLD $49,280


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


Frame No. 00664

Car Highlights

An Exciting and Extremely Rare Italian Three-Wheeled Utility Vehicle

Powered by Two-Stroke F.B. Minarelli Engine

Finished in the Gorgeous Color Combination of Cream with Green Accents

Accompanied by Five Beautiful Children’s Cars

A Wonderful Conversation Piece for Any Collection

Technical Specs

49 CC Air-Cooled 2-Stroke F.B. Minarelli Single-Cylinder Engine

Single Dell’Orto Carburetor

1.5 BHP at 6,000 RPM

3-Speed Manual Gearbox

Front and Rear Drum Brakes

Front Earles Fork Suspension

Rear Live-Axle Suspension with Telescopic Shock Absorbers

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The Piacenza Company was founded in 1939 and first started producing pasta-making machines before it transitioned to motorcycles and eventually three-wheeled utility vehicles. Sold under the Casalini sub-brand, the David 49 cc scooter was introduced in 1954 and featured clever engineering, such as bodywork that hinged from the front, revealing the entire engine and rear wheel. Production continued into the 1960s and eventually the company released a David Motofurgoni, or motorcycle utility transport, which was a three-wheeled, light-utility vehicle based on the scooter of the same name. These were powered by F.B. Minarelli two-stroke engines displacing 49 cc, featuring a kick start on the left side. These beautiful Motofurgonis featured an enclosed cabin, windshield wipers, and a seat that tilted forward to reveal the engine.

This excellent example is finished in the beautiful color combination of cream with light green accents, seat upholstery, and wheels. It remains in fantastic condition and features a fully enclosed rear compartment that houses four small children’s cars, with another child’s car mounted on the roof of the cab. It is extraordinarily rare to find one of these vehicles at all, let alone one in such beautiful condition. Considering its charming colors and the addition of the adorable children’s cars, this is a fun conversation piece that would be a charming addition to any collection.

*Please note that this vehicle is accompanied by collector’s items that may not be suitable for operation by any child. Please also note that this vehicle has been in long- term static storage and may require mechanical attention prior to road use.


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