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Post  VGE_Hobbies on Wed May 18, 2016 5:46 pm

Who knows about Cipolla .049 engines? I have one used that I want to sell. Are they desirable and what are they worth. Mine is in great condition with tons of compression. Thanks for the help in advanced.

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Post  ian1954 on Thu May 19, 2016 2:17 am

Are you sure it is 049?



This was Cipollas flagship also known as the "Italian Bee". I am not aware of an 049 version though - only an 049 diesel.

Value? No idea! I got this one for £36 in 2013. But this one - as you can see - is new in box with original papers.

Unfortunately, the version you have the link to has a modified needle head and removes it from the collectors realm.

I had a used one before this and restored it to pristine but not perfect but I swapped it for two DC Wasps that needed TLC.

I can't really help on value - I have seen too many extraordinary events on Fleabay to predict anything recently and the value of rare but used engines has fallen recently.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu May 19, 2016 4:46 am

Reggie.
I have no idea of a value but would be interested in being added to your list when you come up with a $ figure that you're after. Just something a little different for the collection. I currently don't have any Italian engines.

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Post  badbill on Thu May 19, 2016 3:14 pm

I had one I got with a Hacker models kit. Quite unspectacular :-) It sold for about $30 or so.
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Post  VGE_Hobbies on Thu May 19, 2016 4:05 pm

ian1954 wrote:Are you sure it is 049?



This was Cipollas flagship also known as the "Italian Bee". I am not aware of an 049 version though - only an 049 diesel.

Value? No idea! I got this one for £36 in 2013. But this one - as you can see - is new in box with original papers.

Unfortunately, the version you have the link to has a modified needle head and removes it from the collectors realm.

I had a used one before this and restored it to pristine but not perfect but I swapped it for two DC Wasps that needed TLC.

I can't really help on value - I have seen too many extraordinary events on Fleabay to predict anything recently and the value of rare but used engines has fallen recently.


Ian, thanks for the help. I had no idea of the displacement on it. Comparing to a Cox 049, the piston is bigger. I also just removed the nut and solder from the needle valve and it looks stock now.
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Post  VGE_Hobbies on Thu May 19, 2016 4:07 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:Reggie.
I have no idea of a value but would be interested in being added to your list when you come up with a $ figure that you're after.  Just something a little different for the collection.  I currently don't have any Italian engines.

Rod. (Australia)

Hi Rod, hows $45 US funds shipped?
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