1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561
Lot 217
1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR'
Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561
€48,000 - 72,000
US$ 62,000 - 93,000
amended

Lot Details
1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561 1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR' Frame no. 87883 Engine no. DM860 086561
1978 Ducati 900SS 'NCR'
Frame no. 87883
Engine no. DM860 086561
The Ducati 900SS offered here was built by the legendary NCR race shop in Italy. 'NCR' stood for the names of its founders, ex-factory race mechanics Giorgio Nepoti, Rino Caracchi and Luigi Rizzi, although after Rizzi's early departure the 'R' stood for Racing. NCR was founded in 1967 in the small town of Borgo Panigale on the outskirts of Ducati's hometown of Bologna. Situated a stone's throw from the Ducati factory, NCR functioned as the semi-official race team from the early 1970s, there being no direct works involvement at that time. The Nepoti/Caracchi philosophy was that everything could be improved, lightened or made more powerful, and like all truly great tuners they paid attention to the smallest detail in the knowledge that racing would inevitably expose any weaknesses. Their emblem, a speeding cartoon dog wearing a helmet, is known the world over.

The machine offered here is based on the production 900SS model and has the later 'square' engine cases. It is built to endurance racing specification, featuring twin fuel fillers, open exhaust pipes and Campagnolo magnesium alloy wheels. Professionally restored 12 years ago in the vendor's own workshop, the machine was last ridden a few months ago and is described as in generally very good condition. Accompanying documentation consists of original Italian Libretto di Circolazione, Certificato di Proprieta and ASI papers.

Footnotes

  • Ducati 900SS « NCR » 1978
    Moteur n°87883
    Cadre n° DM860 086561

    La Ducati 900 SS proposée ici a été construite par le légendaire atelier de préparation NCR en Italie. « NCR » vient du nom de ses fondateurs,les anciens mécaniciens du service compétition de l'usine, Giorgio Nepoti, Rino Caracchi et Luigi Rizzi, bien qu'après le départ prématuré de Rizzi, le « R » signifiât « Racing ». NCV fut donc fondée en 1976 dans la petite ville de Borgo Panigale dans la banlieue de la ville de Ducati, Bologne. Située à un jet de pierre de l'usine, NCR fonctionna comme une écurie semi-officielle dès le début des années 1970, époque où la marque ne s'impliquait pas directement dans le sport. La philosophie de Nepoti.Caracchi voulait que tout pouvait être amélioré, allégé ou rendu plus effiace et, comme tous les meilleurs préparateurs, ils traitèrent tous les détails avec la plus grande attention sachant que la course révélait toujours toutes les faiblesses. Leur emblème – un chien casqué lancé à grande vitesse – est mondialement connu.

    La machine proposée ici, construite sur la base d'un modèle 900 SS de série, possède les carters « à angles vifs » plus récents. Elle a reçu les spécifications « endurance » caractérisées par deux filtres à essence, des échappements ouverts et ds roues Campagnolo en magnésium. Restaurée professionnellement il y a douze ans dans le propre atelier du vendeur, la machine a été pilotée il y quelques mois et elle présentée comme étant en très bon état général. Les documents qui l'accompagnent comprennent le titre de circulation italien, le certificat de propriété et les papiers de l'ASI.

Saleroom notices

  • The Engine Number is 086561 DM860 The Frame Number is DM860SS*087883
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