Imitation game – Auctionata to offer replica Benelli 250 in Berlin
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.