One of Italy's lesser known marques, Mi-Val (Metalmeccanica Italiana Valtrompio) started out as a manufacturer of machine tools and built motorcycles - mainly lightweights - from 1950 to circa 1967. Its first motorcycle was a copy of the immensely influential pre-war DKW RT125. The firm produced its own engines, both two-stroke and four-stroke types, some of the latter featuring twin overhead camshafts, and supplied power units to Norman for its Nippy III moped. It also built the Messerschmitt 'bubblecar' under license as the 'Mivalino'. Looking very much like the lightweight MV Agustas of the same period, this stylish 200cc four-stroke Mi-Val features large brakes and alloy wheel rims. Presented in fully restored condition, it comes from private collection near Lake Como in northern Italy and displays a total of 2,179 kilometres (approximately 1,350 miles) on the odometer, which may well be the distance travelled since restoration. Only light re-commissioning and the usual safety checks should be required before further use. There are no documents with this rare Italian classic, which is expected to have completed the NOVA procedure prior to sale.