Rare Project – 1964 Benelli Fireball Trail 50

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Post Listing Update: This Benelli did not get any interest at the BIN of $1,275 on eBay in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.


Benelli made the Fireball 50 (also sold as the confusingly-named Montgomery Wards 450SS) as a streetbike, but the Fireball Trail was its scrambler sibling with a one-person seat, high exhaust, and rounded styling.

Per a 1969 ad from Cosmopolitan Motors, the Fireball Trail was a setup up from the Dynamo Trail, and it was specifically designed “for trail riding for youngsters from 10 to 16” but was “powered enough for adults.” The four-speed transmission was amplified by dual sprockets that could be changed for hill climbing and rough trails, plus it had the equipment to be street-legal. It came standard with a skid plate, luggage rack, tall fenders, and silver/red paintwork.

This example will need some work, but they’re so rare that I’m sure someone will want to take it on. Currently, it has a brand new crank, rebuilt carb, “upgraded” head and piston, but there’s no spark. The seller will include a new set of points. Would you try to save this little Fireball? If so, find this Benelli project for sale in Longmeadow, Massachusetts with a BIN of $1,275 or best offer here on eBay.

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