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Lot 181 - 1935 Ollearo 500 cc Perla with sidecar – Barn Find         

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Auction Schloss Dyck August 2016
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Lot Number 181
Reg. Number Not Registered
Chassis Number 5008
Year 1935
Make Olleraro
Model 500cc

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Description

Ollearo, founded by Naphtali Ollearo and began in Turin in 1922 in a small workshop was equipped to repair bicycles and motorcycles, this activity was supported by his younger brother Mark who was an expert in building frames and valid racing driver. At that time Italy was troubled by a severe political and financial situation and motor trikes or “autociclette” as they were called, were popular among the people because they were the most economical means of transport.

In Italy there were already many brands that advertise their products in various ways, then Naphtali entered a market saturated with other brands and needed to present a business plan at a high technical level, to attract the attention of “afficionados” and obtain consent press in the industry. The genius of Ollearo jumped into the limelight since its first realization exhibited at the Show of Fine Arts in Turin in the winter of 1922.

They built a scooter in record time with sophisticated engineering, was presented mounted on a bicycle frame and reinforced appropriately modified to accommodate a small engine connected to a direct drive to the rear wheel with a belt. The vehicle attracted much interest, so Ollearo decided to change the whole transmission system and to create an engine range and a special transmission.

Described as “ in pursuit of perfection”,  Neftalli Ollearo created the 500cc Perla, following his success with its 175 Quattro. The Perla debuted in 1933 and was one of the most expensive motor  bikes of its era. This extremely rare barn find

motorcycle and sidecar is  presented in a  largely complete state, but in need of a total restoration.  This would be a stunning restoration once completed and fun to ride with a passenger to any classic motorcycle day or a tour.  A special bike for the discerning enthusiast / collector. A great opportunity.

 


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