c1960 CAPRIOLO ANTELOPE
Capriolo was the name of the motorcycle production arm of the Italian aircraft company Aeromere (or Aero-Caproni) based in Trento. After World War II, the victorious allies prohibited wartime aircraft and other military hardware suppliers from remaining in their previous industries and Aero-Caproni became one of several that switched to producing motorcycles or scooters. This Capriolo Antelope (circa 1960) has a 75cc 4-stroke vertical single engine and is essentially an “Americanized” version of the European model TV, an International Six Day Trials winner. This Antelope underwent a complete nut and bolt restoration. All paint was re-done, all chrome parts re-plated, all hardware re-cad-plated, all alloy polished and all rubber replaced. The wheels were re-laced with stainless steel spokes and nipples. The bike has the correct headlight, tail light, horn, switchgear, carburetor and rubber parts. It comes with an original operator’s manual (in Italian), parts book, wiring diagram, workshop manual (in English), advertising literature, etc. Also included are some spares such as decals, gasket sets and a new piston with rings. Selling on a Bill of Sale. This bike is selling with a reserve price.