1924 Moto Guzzi OHC C4V RACER 500cc
1924 Moto Guzzi OVERHEAD CAM 4 VALVE BRONZE HEAD C4V RACER 500cc
First built in 1924 the "QUATTRO VALVOLE" was the first Grand Prix machine produced by Guzzi and it marked a return to the original designers engine layout.. It was one of the fastest "half litre" bikes in the world, winning many major honours including the first European championship. This is one of two bikes imported into Australia by Boro & Franki Fiat agents in the Newcastle area approx 130 miles from Sydney NSW in the 20s.
We purchased this bike many years ago in the 1990s.. the previous owner had owned/ rallied & raced the bike & had it in his ownership for 48 years.. Guzzi quattro valves are very rarely offered for sale. The front wheel on this machine is incorrect.. However, we have the original 21" front wheel complete with all brakes & the rare front tyre still fitted.. The original OLYMPIC "SPEEDSTER" TYRE.. This was swapped for a 19" rim wheel for ease of replacing tyres in the 1960s.. we will load more pics & information throughout the auction.. please email should you have any questions on this extremely rare & desirable early Guzzi factory OHC 4valve racer....
Note I found these images and notation in a work folder many months after they had appeared on Ebay AU, but there was no notation as to whether permission for their use had been gained. As I do not usually go to the trouble of saving images and text unless I have permission to use them, I'm assuming that it was granted. Please notify me if incorrect and I'll rectify situation.