£9,311

Auction The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot October 2015

Lot Details

Lot Number 110
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1955
Make Moto Guzzi
Model Ercole Motocarro

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Description

The Motocarro is a three-wheeled vehicle whose front or rear is generally derived from the mechanics of a motorcycle while the opposite side consists in a loading floor or in closed compartment for the transport of goods.

The first vehicle of this kind of which were carried out in Denmark in the late nineteenth century, with electric propulsion, while the first three-wheeler motorcycle-derived industrially produced,  is attributed to the US House Indian who, in 1908, made a small van with three wheels, using the rear-end of his single cylinder 500 cm³ and positioning the tipping front. The model was soon adopted by many vendors selling hot dogs and ice cream.

Also in the United States, in 1932 came the Harley-Davidson “Servi-Car” , a three-wheeler tipping back which became very popular as a means of transport for the  telephone company and also for the city police, staying in production for 4 decades. The widespread use of the three-wheeler in Europe began in the thirties, during which time   it was used in various civil and military areas and became  one of the main means of transport used for reconstruction in the years following World War II.

The most famous Motocarro produced from the Moto Guzzi is the Ercole during the 50s.

This Moto Guzzi Ercole, presented in burgundy  was restored 7 years ago and is presented in good condition.  A versatile vehicle which has many uses.


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