Imitation game – Auctionata to offer replica Benelli 250 in Berlin

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Whether or not that's the case, we’re utterly taken with this replica Benelli 250 to be offered by Auctionata at its ‘Classic Cars’ sale on 26 June…

Labour of love

An exact replica of the racing 250 from 1968, this Benelli was built to the original plans, comprising authentic parts amassed from markets and classic motorcycle events over a number of years. As such, it apparently runs just like the real one, too. Perhaps most stunning is that custom-built front panel, merging seamlessly with the rest of the petite bike, giving it that unmistakeable, almost romantic ’60s Italian Grand Prix character. We also love the hand-stitched leather seat (in tan, naturally), attesting to the high standard to which the whole bike has been finished. Estimated to fetch between 15,000 and 20,000 euros, it will cross the block at Auctionata’s evening ‘Classic Cars’ sale, on 26 June 2015 in Berlin. 

Photos: Auctionata

Auctionata's two 'Classic Cars' sales will take place on 26 June 2015 at the Autodepot Berlin. You can find the full catalogues listed in the Classic Driver Market.