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A Brief History of the Marque
Founded by Ernesto Ancillotti in 1907, the firm built motor carriages for public transportation.
In 1938 Ernesto's son Gualtiero opened a workshop in a very fashionable neighbourhood of Florence at via Santa Monaca, San Frediano, having apprenticed at a nearby Harley Davidson dealership. Gualtiero Ancillotti had been involved in motorcycling for many years, and was a successful sidecar racer.
After the war he became well known for his modifications to army surplus WLA Harleys, adding rear suspension. In 1948 rear suspension was quite rare, so one may imagine the intense interest which such a machine generated.
His sons Alberto and Piero entered the business and in the early 1960s the firm began work on a Lambretta Innocenti racing machine, with spectacular results. In November 1966 at Elvington in England Alberto took the world records for the quarter mile and flying kilometre. The name Ancillotti subsequently became world famous.
In the early 1960's Gualtiero designed various frames for go-karts, and also developed an ingenious alternative transmission system for them. Engines employed were 125cc units from Rumi, MV Agusta and Devil, and later from Bultaco. Piero, the eldest son, achieved success on the track with the Bultaco-powered karts.
In the 1960s the Florentine firm began production of motorcycles beginning with the Scarab Beta 50cc and 100cc models, which achieved considerable success in both Italian and international competition.
In 1967 the company name changed to Costruzioni Moto G. Ancillotti, new machines were designed and an agreement was reached with Beta to supply engines. Distribution was to be handled by the well-established Polini concern. The marque was introduced at the Milan Motor Show of 1967 on the Beta stand.
Ancilloti swept the Italian 125 championship in 1971, with the Florentine riders Curradi, Mercandelli and Piergentili taking the first three places.
By 1973 the market was booming and Ancillotti established a new factory at Sambuca Val di Pesa, just outside of Florence. Here they built their own frames, and fitted engines from Hiro, Sachs and Tau.
Competition success was impressive, the marque winning many national titles and doing well in international motocross and endurance events. By 1975 the range included 250cc machines.
In the 1980s economic factors along with greatly increased competition from the Japanese led to a slowing of the market for Ancillotti, and in 1985 the factory ceased production.
The marque resurfaced in 2009 with new owners under the company name of Ancillotti Motor Cycles Srl . New models were announced, the Ancillotti 125 GA, the 125 GP, an enduro model and a 144GA.
Ancillotti Models include:
RG-CR 50cc Beta, 1968-1973
RG-100 Beta, 1968-1969
RG-CR 125cc Hiro 1977-1981
RG 125 Sachs 1968-1975
RG-CR 250cc Hiro 1977-1981
50cc Minarelli 6M 1980-1982
RG-CR 80cc Minarelli 1981-1982
RG-CR 80cc Minarelli 1983-1985
New Cento 100cc Morini 1967-1969
RG 50cc Morini 1973-1975
RG 50cc Morini 1976-1979
RG 50cc Morini 1980-1982
75cc Polini 1976-1978
CR-196M 50cc Sachs 1972-1979
RG-195M 50cc Sachs 1970-1979
RG-CR Sachs 125cc 1971-1976
CR 125cc Tau 1982-1985
RG 125cc Tau 1982-1985
Trial 50cc 1976-1978
Trial 125cc 1976-1978
RG 250cc Villa 1981-1982
Sources: ancillotti.com, ancillottimotorcycles.it, registrostoricoancillotti.it, et al
Fri Oct 26 2007
Mon Feb 06 2006
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I need all information of Acillotti posible
March 27, 2001
Hi; I have a dirt bike Ancillotti year 1981, with Motori Minarelli engine. I would be very happy, if you could send me any information or pictures of this bike. I must say that this kind of bike is very powerful, and it goes about 95 Kmh. Thanks a lot. -- simon.sustar at siol.net
August 26, 1999
I'm trying to trace the logo/trademark of Ancillotti, makers of scooter seats and exhaust systems. I am producing some decorative panels for a new bar in Bath (based on the theme of scooters); having found artwork for all the other makes, Lambretta etc., I seem to have drawn a blank on Ancillotti - can you help, or put me in touch with anyone who might be able to?
Regards -- Pete Campbell -- pjc at communart.demon.co.uk
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