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1954 Mivalino

In November 1953 the Italian Mi-Val motorcycle company introduced their own version of the Messerschmitt KR-175 initially called the Messerschmitt-Mival.

It was built from parts imported from Germany, but Mi-Val installed their own 171.7cc engine and called it the Mivalino.

It seems production didn't start until the end of 1954 and probably ended in 1955 or 1956.

Very few of these were built and fewer survive, many Microcar enthusiasts are not even aware that the Mivalino was built at all.

This car came from a family in Italy that owns
the Oldest Ford Dealership in Rome.
They were the original owners and the car has only 200 KM on it.

Manufacturer: Metalmeccanica Italiana Valtrompio s.p.a. Brescia Italy

Model: Mivalino Motor: Motocarrozzetta Body: Steel
Years Built: 1954-1956 No. Cylinders: 1 Chassis: Tube
No. Produced: ~100 Displacement: 171.7cc Suspension Front: Rubber
No. Surviving: ~8 Horsepower: 9 Suspension Rear: Rubber
Length: 2 820 mm Gearbox: 3 fwd Steering: Direct
Width: 1 220 mm Starter: Kick or Pedal Brakes: Cable
Weight: 175 kg Electrics: 6 v 3 Wheels: 4.00 x 8"
Interior: 2 seats tandem Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 90 km/h

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