From their creation in 1913, as a producer of aircraft that had great success building fighter planes and sea planes before entering into motorcycles in 1955.
Starting with a 3 wheeler and then a scooter before the release of the very futuristically designed Chimera showcasing their aeronautical background.
As was very popular at the time, Aermacchi was chasing speed records with their bikes and also competed in motor cycle racing including the world championships.
A merger with Harley-Davison in the 60's helped to widen the brands appeal.
The Ala d'Oro racing motorbike by Aermacchi/Harley- Davidson was born.
This replica of the final evolution with the 350cc short stroke engine that Australian Kel Carruthers rode to 3rd in the world championship in 1968.
A faithful no expense spared build, this bike hasn't been used since receiving all the good gear.
The engine was completely rebuilt by Lacey Engineering in the UK, featuring a Phil Joy cam, alloy barrels, Carrilo rods, gas flow head, 38mm Dellorto carb , PVL ignition, Scitsu rev counter, Cateye speedo, fabricated exhaust, Ceriani forks, new Akront alloy rims with stainless steel spokes, new Avon tyres and running a 5 speed close ratio gearbox with straight cut transfer gears.
This bike is in immaculate condition and fitted with quality parts ready to be ridden and admired.
As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.