1974 CZ 380cc Moto-Crosser Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
Lot 244
1974 CZ 380cc Moto-Crosser
Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
Sold for €5,520 (US$ 7,094) inc. premium

Lot Details
1974 CZ 380cc Moto-Crosser Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised 1974 CZ 380cc Moto-Crosser Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
1974 CZ 380cc Moto-Crosser
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. to be advised
Originally an armaments manufacturer, the Czech firm of CZ diversified into motorcycle manufacture in the early 1930s, combining its operations with those of erstwhile rivals Jawa in 1949. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s the marque's main claim to fame was an outstanding run of success in the ISDT and in international moto-cross. Having established dominance in the 250cc class, Viktor Arbekov winning one World Championship and Joel Robert three, CZ introduced a 360cc two-stroke into the 500 class in 1964, sounding the death knell of four-strokes in the premier category and providing Paul Friedrichs with three World Championships on the trot between 1966 and 1968. This 380cc CZ was purchased from a Czech rider during a moto-cross meeting at Chaumont in France. Since then the engine has been completely rebuilt: re-bore and new piston, clutch, bearings, gearbox pinions (x2), Mikuni carburettor and electronic ignition, the latter two items fitted to making starting more reliable. In addition, the machine has received new Bilstein shock absorbers and all new control levers and cables.

Footnotes

  • CZ 380cc Moto-Cross 1974
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    Fabricant d'armes à l'origine, la firme tchèqhe CZ se diversifia dans la production de motos au début des années 1930 avant de combiner ses activités à celles de sa grande rivale, Jawa, en 1949. Tout au long des années 1950, 1960 et 1970, la principale source de gloire de la marque fut une extraordinaire suite de victoires dans les ISDT et le moto-cross international. Après avoir assuré sa domination en catégorie 250 cm3, avec Viktor Arbekov, honoré d'un titre mondial et Joel Robert de trois, CZ introduisit une deux-temps de 360 cm3 en catégorie 500 en 1964, machine qui allait sonner le glas des quatre-temps dans la catégorie reine et qui allait donner à Paul Friderichs trois titres mondiaux de suite de 1966 à 1968.
    Cette CZ 380 cm3 fut achetée à un pilote tchèque lors d'une épreuve de moto-cross à Chaumont (France). Depuis, le moteur a été totalement reconstruit : réalésage et piston neuf, embrayage, roulements, pignons de boîte de vitesses (x2), carburateur Mikuni et allumage électronique neuf, ces deux derniers éléments garantissant des démarrages plus sûrs. En outre, la moto a été équipée de nouveaux amortisseurs Bilstein et de leviers et de câbles de commande neufs.

Saleroom notices

  • The Engine Number is 981*008501. It has not been possible to locate a Frame Number.
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