1961 Gilera 98 Giubileo

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This 1961 Gilera 98 Giubileo was imported to the US from Italy several years ago and purchased by the seller in 2015. Power is from a 4-stroke single rebuilt and overbored to 125cc with a new  piston, rings, and gaskets. A valve job with new seats has also been performed and a new old-stock carburetor added along with a fresh battery, wiring, tires, and more. Shifting is through a 4-speed transmission. Approximately 300km (~186 miles) have reportedly been ridden since the rebuild. This Giubileo is offered with receipts for the recent work and a clean California title in the seller’s name. The Giubileo was introduced in 1959 to celebrate 50 years of Gilera production, and was available in 98cc and 124cc variants. This example shows chips, wear, corrosion, and other evidence of age in the detailed gallery photos below. The bike is fitted with period drop bars, a megaphone exhaust, and a 2-tone sport seat. The wiring harness, battery, and petcocks were recently replaced, and the 17″ wheels have been fitted with new tubes, rim bands, and Michelin tires. The chrome is flaking from the handlebars, and the seat has a tear on the leading edge. The control and speedometer cables have been replaced, though the seller notes that the speedometer needle is broken. Approximately 31k kilometers (~19k miles) are indicated on the odometer. Originally 98cc, the 4-stroke single was enlarged to 125cc when rebuilt. The cylinder was bored and an oversized piston and rings installed with fresh gaskets. A valve job was performed and an NOS Dell’Orto carburetor was installed. The oil was changed less than 100 miles ago, and a recent tune-up included a new coil, points, condensor, spark plug, cap, and wire. Shifting is through a 4-speed transmission. A ride-by video is provided above, with a second available here. Receipts are reportedly available for the machine work related to the engine rebuild, while previous records are unavailable.

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