Founded back in year 1919 by Alberto Garelli, the celebrated Italian moped and motorcycle manufacturer Garelli Motorcycles is noted for its Garelli bikes on which many renowned Italian motorcycle racers including Tazio Nuvolari, Achille Varzi and Ernesto Gnesa began their successful racing careers. Notably, in the early 1980s the manufacturer actually dominated the 125-class in Grand Prix motorcycle racing, winning 6 world championships between the year 1982-87, and that too consecutively. Now, teh collectors will get to grab those racing machines, as the complete Garelli Grand Prix Collection which comprises of some 2-dozen historic racing motorcycles, many from the factory’s 1980s heyday, some world-record holders ridden by racing legends, along with a fine selection of historic motorcycles from its pre-war days, is being offered at no reserve at the auctioneer Bonhams sale scheduled to be held in early February 2013 at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Notably, all of these historic Garelli motorcycles which were originally housed by their current owner in a private chapel will be exclusively sold at no reserve.
And, the highlights of the sale includes the world-record-breaker 1963 Garelli 50 cc Monza (pictured above) which is expected to garner as much as $64,740 to $90,640, along with the ex-Tazio Nuvolari Garelli 1923 350cc motorcycle (pictured below), which was used by this noted Italian motorcycle driver who captured the 350cc European Championship in 1925 and is regarded by some as "the greatest driver of the past, the present, and the future."