c.1956 Moto Guzzi 250cc Airone Sport Frame no. M 24697 Engine no. M 106215
Moto Guzzi recommenced production post-war with a range of updated pre-war designs, which in the case of the 250cc Airone (heron) meant it gained a telescopic front fork, larger diameter brakes and an aluminium-alloy cylinder barrel and 'head. Added to the range for 1949, the more powerful Airone Sport offered a 70mph top speed and the ability to cruise at 60mph-plus all day, and remained a top-seller well into the 1950s. 'Robust Italian machine capable of very hard driving: remarkably light petrol consumption' was how Motor Cycle magazine summed up the Airone Sport after testing one in 1949. This particular Airone Sport has been in storage, unused, for approximately eight years. Described as in generally good condition, it nevertheless would benefit from detailing and re-commissioning. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.