Post Sale Update: This Dingo sold for $1,700 after 18 bids on eBay in Galena, Illinois.
Never officially sold in America, the Moto Guzzi Dingo was a platform of several 49cc 2-stroke small motorcycles with distinct style that made for cheap personal transport.
I’ve only seen a Dingo once before, and that was during my tour of the Moto Guzzi museum at their headquarters in Mandello del Lario, Italy. Meet the “Dingo Cross” – this one was tested by a journalist named Roberto Patrignani who rode it over 4,500 miles from Cape Town to Asmara, the capital of Eritrea.
In addition to the Cross above, Moto Guzzi offered a Sport, Super, Turismo, Super Sport, and even a MM (“monomarcia”, or “one gear”). The MM was basically an automatic. In 1967, Guzzi introduced a Dingo GT (Gran Turismo), which came with a 4-speed gearbox, solo seat, and a large luggage rack.
This example shows 7,003 kilometer (4,376 miles) on the odometer, and it’s said to be a runner as the seller rides it once a year. With that said, it may need some “possible tinkering” and it only has Italian paperwork.
Find this Dingo GT for sale in Galena, Illinois with bidding up to $1,327 here on eBay.