The Motoleggera 65 was the first new model to come out of the Moto Guzzi factory after World War II and around 70,000 were produced from 1946 to 1954. The ‘Guzzino’, as it was affectionately called, offered the nation’s war-torn masses mobility for very little money and until 1951 it didn’t require road registration in Italy.
Powered by a 2bhp, 63.7cc, 2-stroke single with a 3-speed transmission, the Guzzino has front and rear suspension, weighs 45kg dry, has a top speed of 50km/h (31mph) and returns 141mpg.
This charming ‘matching numbers’ example was totally restored at the end 2015 by the Italian Guzzi specialist Manfrinetti. It is to be sold with a Coys bill of sale.