New Old Stock – 1958 Capriolo TV 75

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Post Listing Update: This Capriolo did not meet reserve despite 13 bids up to $1,711.66 on eBay in Escondido, California.


3-29-20 Update: Almost six years later, this bike is back up for sale. The seller (who is a Tom Cruise impersonator) acquired it the last time I featured it and has bumped the mileage up from 2 to 16, typically keeping it as a display piece in his home. Everything is said to work, though you may want to replace the tires if you want to keep adding miles to it.

I mean, look at this guy. With the sunglasses on, I can’t differentiate him from Cruise:

Find this Capriolo for sale in Escondido, California with bidding up to $26 and the reserve obviously not yet met here on eBay.


Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Capriolo sold for $4,200.

Capriolo is a little-known Italian ex-motorcycle manufacturer that built bikes from ’48-’64, until they were bought by Laverda. Interestingly enough, Cosmopolitan Motors of Philadelphia (importer of many fine small Italian bikes) bought the tooling and remaining stock, and the owner of the dealership still has the rights to the Capriolo name.

Capriolo TV 75 - Tank

This TV 75cc was a high-quality runabout powered by a four-stroke, overhead cam engine with a high compression ratio. You got Aprilia (!) electrics, Tomaselli controls, and…just 2 miles! Find this Capriolo TV 75 for sale in Brooklyn, New York with bidding up to $2,650 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $5,200

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