Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset was released in 1983 to commemorate Campagnolo’s 50th year in business, but this was also the same year when founder Tullio Campagnolo passed away.
The group is based on the Super Record and Cobalto group of the 1980s era and was top of the range, with some significant extra touches. Most pieces were marked by a 22 carrot gold logo with a raised/textured Campagnolo shield logo. All pieces contained an engraved signature of Tullio Campagnolo, and a special “50th” logo.
Campagnolo kept #0001 in its museum, while #0002 was presented to Pope John Paul II. Collectors around the world highly prize the groups of lower-numbered stamping. That stamping can be found on the inside of the crank arms. Every groupset came with a numbered “membership card” and got engrawed number. At first 5.000 pieces was released, and they sold out every single one very soon. One year later they released another 10.000 pieces and that’s it to met the expectations on the market.
Proudly offering this extraordinary groupset, a 1983 milestone of Campagnolo excellence with serial number 5000, so the very last set from the 1st series. Groupset was mounted, used for commercial purposes and demounted. All standard sizes, perfect fit for Colnago, Bianchi Cinelli, Masi, De Rosa and other top of the line frames from that era: 27.2mm seatpost, 1″ threaded headset, Italian BB, braze on front derailleur…
Holy grail for vintage bike collector. Fair price.
Conditon: Very good condition. The groupset was mounted, ridden a few times and demounted. Some tinny tinny signs of use.