1966 ex-Gamba e Dolza Moto Guzzi Stornello Scrambler 125 'regolarita', V5/MOT

Price: £2,750.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Make: Moto Guzzi
Model: Stornello
Type: Scrambler
Year: 1966
Color: Silver
Engine size: 125
Gears: Four-speed manual
Start type: Kick start
Drive type: Chain
Description

1966 Ex-Gamba e Dolza Moto Guzzi Stornello Scrambler 125 'regolarita'. MOT & V5: First things first - this bike is fully UK registered with an age related number on a '66 'D' registration. V5 in my name. new MOT. and of course no road tax required.   It still currently wears its original Italian plate with 'TO' (Turin) prefix as the plate is part of the machine's history. History: This is a Moto Guzzi Scrambler 125cc that was prepared by Vittorio Dolza. a famous Moto Guzzi dealer in Turin. Italy. in the foothills of the Alps. His grandson still runs the now BMW dealership in Via Gottardo. Turin. In 1946. Dolza started Gamba e Dolza. the Guzzi dealership. and they specialised in building Guzzi-based motocross and enduro bikes in the 125/1785/250cc categories. Their bikes won several regional and national races and titles. and Gamba and Dolza also advised the factory race department on their ISDT-winning Stornello and Lodola works bikes in the late 1950s/early 1960s. This bike originally came out of the factory as a 1966 Stornello Sport 125. with 4 speed gearbox. It was then eventually modified and prepared by the famous Moto Guzzi dealer and tuner Dolza of Turin for taking part in 'regolarita' races in Piedmonte. and features various special parts and modifications added by Dolza. and typical of competition off-road Guzzis of the period. Dolza's name appears as the first name on the original Italian registration document. which comes with the bike. It was found at a collector of Moto Guzzi and Gilera motocross and enduro bikes who lives in Pinerolo. not far from Turin. Italy. He bought it several years previously for his collection but had never really used it. In fact I think it has sat around in collections unused for decades. I brought it into the UK 18 months ago. I have been in touch with Vittorio Dolza' grandson recently and am waiting to hear from to see if there is any record of this particular machine in the Dolza archives. Various Guzzi books mention Dolza. and their are photos of bikes that look just like this one in them. Special parts: These include the rear enlarged and higher mudguard. strengthened Radaelli Aimon Sport wheel rims. modified front brake (as in a larger one added). special sump/bash plate. cut-down engine case (to stop mud and debris jamming the front sprocket). metal tangs on the fuel tank to hold a map/tool bag or similar. hi-level exhaust system with 'sogliola (sole)' silencer. with removable baffle. single seat by Radaelli. nbsp; Super Pratic B quick throttle. enduro Stornello headlamp grille (very rare). Ceriani rear shocks and Brema (Italian off road specialist early 1970s) front mudguard. with cool original Brema sticker. It's a Stornello Sport modified to what it looks like now. Condititon: It is in what would seem to be very original condition with a great patina. bar some past paint retouching here and there. and in my opinion. it should be left in this condition. as it has provenance as being built for competition by Dolza of Turin. It wears the marks of time. You either like this or you don't. It is not restored or rebuilt. so look elsewhere if you want a restoration. I have recommissioned it to get it running and up to MOT standard but left it in an unrestored condition - cleaned (a bit. left the Italian mud on. ). but nothing polished. You can always tear it down and restore to shiny shiny. but what's the point? Use as is. or display. or keep in a collection - with loads of character. and maintain with an oily rag. It has been serviced. so engine oil changed. points ands ignition timing checked. tappets adjusted. new rocker cover gasket made. new exhaust gasket. Dell'Orto carb cleaned and adjusted with a new Dell'Orto right angle cable adjuster on the top of the carb added. new fuel hose. all cables lubed. It has a brand new 6 volt battery. new HT lead and a new NGK spark plug. The Maxxis trail rear tyre and tube are brand new. and the drive chain is also brand new. Probably other things I can't remember. Other points/quirks: the bike starts with a key and kickstart. but to stop it you have to stall it in gear. This is because the wiring in the ignition in the headlamp has had wires swapped around to stop it cutting out. and I believe that this was something Dolza would have done. as if used in competition. you wouldn't want the key popping out and the engine cutting out! The seat foam is old and powdery. There is a connector in the wiring to the battery which is old. but stil works. and part of the bike's past. so not for me to remove! The rubber that sits between the carb bellmouth and 'airbox' is split and will need replacing. The speedo which has 5830km showing is not connected up. There is a small ding in the front rim. My local. fantastic bike shop who MOT'd if for me actually worked on the wheel after the MOT to improve it. It is an ex-Scrambler. after all. The bike starts. runs and stops ok. though I haven't ridden it any great distance. The motor sounds rorty and good - who knows whether Dolza had worked on the motor too? In my opinion it is a collector's Guzzi. to be left as is and shown as is. Video clips: This is a YouTube link to it being started. with exhaust baffle in: https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=ChRN4CKaZUUWith the baffle removed!: https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=lQhy2m00mTcIt is a 50 year old unrestored classic bike with an interesting past. I have been as honest about it as possible. I will supply the documentation I have in my possession. technical manuals on a CD. and any photos I have taken of it. I have owned Moto Guzzis for over 25 years. includsing several Stornello models. including Scramblers. It is sold as seen and in a condition to the best of my knowledge. so now warranty/guarantee is offered or implied! This should be obvious…. Photos/other questions?: I've got loads of other photos so if you want to know more. or any more details. or would like to come and see it. please contact me. preferably by email at first. I am happy to deal with buyers from abroad. and can help organise pickup etc. with your shipper of choice. No timewasters or tyrekickers please. This bike and its story will also be featured in a future issue of ITALIAN MOTOR magazine - http://www. italianmotormagazine. com

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