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Friday, April 17, 2020

Linto Marilina was inspired by the beauty of Marilyn Monroe

During the heyday of scooters in the 1950s to 1960s, there were many models produced by motorized-vehicle manufacturers or even individuals, and the following beautiful scooter is one of them. It could be said almost extinct swallowed by time, and perhaps among us as automotive enthusiasts moreover true fans of scooters today have never heard of its name or seen its form. This is a really rare scooter, and may only one-of-a-kind in the world.
1954 Linto Marilina while on display in front of Marilyn Monroe's picture at the Salon Moto Légende 2019. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3addAIm)
Yes, a scooter that has an elegant and luxurious appearance named Linto Marilina, which was a custom-made scooter built by Lino Tonti in 1954 which later became his personal vehicle and built based on the Aermacchi Bicilindrica 250. As mentioned from several sources, the scooter was made in such a way to tribute for the beautiful Hollywood actress, Marilyn Monroe.

At that time, the scooter was built in his workshop by a team that consisted of several people, including Massimo Pasolini, father of Renzo Pasolini (one of the famous Italian motorcycle racers).
1954 Aermacchi Bicilindrica 250 as the base of the Linto Marilina beautiful motor. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2RGUdRw)
After a long time lost from public view, until then in 2015, this scooter was rediscovered in a sad condition. And one and a half years later, a restoration was carried out, so it required several hundred work hours to restore the looks as in its heyday before.

The entire restoration process was carried out by the current owner, Alain Nibart with the help of Dominique Secco and Renard's workshop to reconstruct the wreck that was found with only one or two rare photographs as models. If you want to see pictures of this scooter while in the restoration stage, you can see it.
1954 Linto Marilina was built based on the Aermacchi Bicilindrica 250 to tribute for the beautiful Hollywood actress, Marilyn Monroe. (Picture from: https://pin.it/7lKNFX3)
Aside from the beautiful scooter Marilina above, it turns out that Lino Tonti had also worked on the racing motorbike used by a Swiss racer, Gyula Marsovszky when he managed to finish in the second place (behind Giacomo Agostini) at the World Championship Grand Prix 500cc in 1969.
1954 Linto Marilina has used a 250 cc OHV engine coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system and said able to run-up to the top speed of 110 kph. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/34Hrnpt)
The racing motorcycle was taking design inspiration from a 1953 prototype named Linto Dama. Initially, the company planned to produce and market it in 3 versions namely, Sport, Scooters (as shown in the photo below) and Tourismo. However, this was never realized.
1953 Linto Dama Scooter 200cc version while on display at the Salon Moto Légende 2019. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ejrWdA)
Those two Lino Tonti's rare two-wheeled vehicles appeared in public along with hundreds of other legendary motorbikes at the French motorcycle expo event titled 'Salon Moto Légende 2019,' which was held in November 2019. If you have additional information about these scooter figures, don't hesitate to submit it to the comments box below. We really appreciate your help.
The Linto Dama's design was successful to deliver this manufacturer standing on the podium of the World Championship Grand Prix 500cc in 1969 as the second winner. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ejrWdA)
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTO-COLLECTION.ORG | CARADISIAC | CAFERACERCLUB.ORG]
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