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    The bids are now over $3000 and it still has over 6 days to go. Too bad someone repainted this one. In 1965 I bought my first motorcycle for $200. It's a 1960 Parilla 350 Gran Turismo, and I still have it. I need a seat and mufflers for mine though, and foolishly back in 1967 I repainted mine also. About 10 years ago a nice Parilla 350 in the Chicago area sold on ebay for only about $600. Still kicking myself for not buying it. Parilla was only in business from 1947 to 1967. Leo's was the Parilla dealer in the Twin Cities and back in 1967 Leo told me they only imported 6 or 7 of these Parilla 350 motorcycles.

    Here's a picture of a 1960 Parilla 350 Gran Turismo like mine. Besides the good looks, this bike has the best sounding exhaust I've ever heard. The best I can describe it, when it idles, it sounds like an old biplane with a radial engine at idle.

    Parilla Gran Turismo 350.jpg
    Last edited by Tom Wesenberg; 08-08-2017, 08:02 AM.

  • #2
    Call me dumb but i never heard of a Parilla.. pretty neat tho
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mitch View Post
      Call me dumb but i never heard of a Parilla.. pretty neat tho
      That's the problem, not many have heard of it. Even back in the 60's when I was looking for the seat and exhaust for mine, not many people even heard of Parilla. Even if I lived in Italy, I'd bet parts would be near impossible to find.


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