Latest "barn found", a very nice Gilera Saturno 500 single. Although we have not clearly identified the year and the model, it should be a post 1952 model as it is already fitted with rear dual shocks. The early Gilera Saturno has been produced from 1946 to 1958 with various upgrades and mainly in 4 versions : "Turismo", "Sport", "Competizione" and "Corsa". A dual sport version also appeared in 1953 as well as some models fitted with a 600 cc engine intended to be used with a sidecar. The production of the Saturno stopped in 1958. In 1987 Gilera reused the name with the Saturno 500 bialbero, a sport fitted with a liquid cooled 4 valves 500 cc single engine. The production of this early version of the Saturno ceased in 1991.