Nice wheels: 1951 Bec-Gilera Saturno 500 Monoposto

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This 1951 home-built race car is pushed by a Gilera Saturno 500 motorcycle engine in order to join the 500 c.c. class back then: the builder was a french (we suppose) guy, Adrien Bec who is said to have built three cars including this one which is bodied using the aluminium.

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The seller doesn’t mention where suspension and other ancillaries come from, for sure the chassis and the body have been hand made by the builder; btw, this car carries the chassis #001. The seller also provides at least a period photo and he says that also some period projects and drawings come with the car.

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We wonder where those wheels come from: they look spectacular with their light and elegant design: truly a work of art. This car carries on its shoulder a little piece of car history; it oozes the passion and love of its builder and it shouldn’t be never restored. Find it for sale at €39,000 (today $52,000) here in Nervesa, Italy.

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2 Responses to Nice wheels: 1951 Bec-Gilera Saturno 500 Monoposto

  1. Anton Krivanek says:

    I believe the wheels are Topolino, drilled for lightness, fairly common for this type of car at the time.

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  2. We hope to give new information about the car soon. Our researches are in progress.

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