A Brief History of the Marque
Giuseppe Navone of Turin was the owner of Baudo, GN, Train-Italia, Navone and Itala. Several Itala models were launched in 1933. These included
the two-speed Piccola Italiana with a 100cc Train engine
- the Standard CH1 and CH1 Sport with 175cc single cylinder Chaise engine
- the CH2 with a 250cc Chaise
- and the 350cc CH3.
- There were also Rudge-engined machines, the Ulster 500, TT 500, TT 350 and TT 250
- Other models of 1933 were the GN1 single cylinder 586cc and the 500cc twin-cylinder GN2
- The Super Itala, also released in 1933, had a four-cylinder Chaise engine.
In 1934, the 175cc models were replaced by the Artic with a 220cc Chaise.
In 1935, the Super Itala was fitted with a Rudge Python 4-valve engine, and there are models with pressed-metal frames by Durandal of France. The 1935 catalogue also lists the Titan motofurgone with a 500cc sidevalve engine.
In 1936 the firm produced a 98cc model, and Itala closed 1939.
Sources: MC Storico Conti et al
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