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Frame no.: *1939*

Engine no.: *6146*

The brand new pedal moped produced by the FB Mondial, called “Mondialino 49 luxury” was presented at the 1954 Milan Motor Show. It has a load-bearing frame in thick pressed sheet metal. Given the commercial successes, the following year, 1955, FB Mondial build a sportier model with a long two-seater saddle in the new factories along the Via San Giusto in Milan. It was the progenitor of a long series of pedal models, which would be perfected gradually in the following years and stayed in production until 1960.

In 1957 three new models appeared with a 3-speed gearbox and frame no longer in stamped sheet metal but in tubes with a double closed cradle and telescopic fork, certainly a great leap in quality for a pedal moped, they are called “MONDIALINO” in the ‘SPORT 49’ version, ‘LUXURY 49’ and ‘TOURISM 49’. The color is bright red with white inserts or bordeaux with inserts on the tank in black. Another coloring for tourism.

All the lots in this sale will be sold ‘as is/where is’ and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Engine: Single cylinder OHV 2-stroke

Starter: Kick-starter

Bore & stroke: 38 x 42 mm

Engine Capacity: 49cc

Maximum power: 1.6 bhp [HP] @ 6,000 rpm

Valve: OHV (Overhead Valves)

Valves per cylinder: 2

Carburettor: Dell’Orto TI 12 SA

Cooling system: Air cooled

Ignition type: Flywheel magnet

Sparks per cylinder: 1

Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump

Transmission: Gear primary, chain final

Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disc in oil bath

Gearbox: 3-Speed gearbox with handlebar control

Throttle: Cable operated

Frame type: Cradle steel tube frame

Front Suspension: Telescopic fork and shock absorbers

Rear Suspension: Swingarm with hydraulic shock absorbers

Front Brake: Drum

Rear Brake: Drum

Front tire: 2.00 x 18”

Rear tire: 2.00 x 18”

Seat: Dual seat

Fuel tank capacity: c.9 Liter

Fuel consumption: 1 litre per 75 km

Top speed: 62 km/h (38.5 mph)

Weight: 47 kg. (103 lb)

List price at that time: 95.000 lira

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