1953 Laverda MT75 Sport
Lot 275
1953 Laverda MT 75 Sport Frame no. 544044 Engine no. 544044S
Sold for £4,370 (US$ 6,838) inc. premium

Lot Details
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1953 Laverda MT 75 Sport
Frame no. 544044
Engine no. 544044S
Founded in 1873, Laverda started out making farm machinery, only turning to motorcycle manufacture in the immediate aftermath of WW2. Its first product, the 75cc four-stroke Motoleggera (lightweight motorcycle) helped meet the unprecedented upsurge in demand for basic motorised transport. Production commenced in 1950 with the 75 Turismo, which was joined by the more powerful Sport model for 1952. Modified versions were soon winning their class in the long-distance road races popular at the time. Foremost of these was the famous Milan-Taranto, which Laverda first entered in 1950. That first venture ended in retirement for the factory's single entry but the following year all four machines entered finished the race. The following year Laverda's new 'MT' (Milan-Taranto) sports model crushed the opposition, filling the top five positions in the 75cc category while in 1953 there were 75cc-class wins in the Giro d'Italia and Milan-Taranto again. By this time both the Sport and MT had been updated with a new duplex loop frame, twin-shock rear suspension and a telescopic front fork, while the engine gained increased finning. Fully restored to original condition in 2010, this rare Milan-Taranto model is offered with homologation details and race records.
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