12th Jul, 2023 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
  Lot 204
 

1980 Benelli ‘Josef Vontor’ Quattro Race Replica

Estimated at £8,500 - £10,000

Lot details

PLEASE NOTE: The Benelli and Honda engine are available for inspection in Documents Office.

PLEASE NOTE: This machine was constructed using c. 1974 Benelli 500 quattro donor.

Frame No: 10811
Engine No: 010979
CC: 495
MOT: Exempt

  • CRMC registered machine
  • Stalled project
  • Engine out of the machine

Benelli was established in Pesaro, Italy in 1911, which possibly makes it the oldest of Italian motorcycle factories in operation. Benelli fours need no introduction and were tremendously significant machines during what many consider to be the golden era of motorcycle racing and this machine is a tribute to the men and their achievements.

In very good condition and campaigned by present owner until a valve failure initiated an engine rebuild, which has stalled – the plan being to replace the Benelli motor with a period Honda 500 which is remarkably similar and understood to be interchangeable - a Honda engine was acquired and the photos show the two engines partially dismantled as they are today. The valve failure caused minimal damage to an otherwise sound engine so a rebuild of the original motor should be a relatively straightforward option and the Honda route may be a consideration. Photos show the machine both in track trim and ‘as is’ with respect to the chassis and the two motors (exhausts, fairing and sundry parts are in good condition and of course included). It is a CRMC registered machine, thought to have been created by Czechoslovakian maestro ‘Josef Vontor’ using a 1974 donor ‘Benelli 500 Quattro.’

For more information, please contact:
Stewart Parker
info@handh.co.uk
07836346875

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 12th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic motorcycles & vintage scooters taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands.

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