1977 MV Agusta 750S America
Lot 120
1977 MV Agusta 750S America
Sold for £ 63,100 (US$ 82,993) inc. premium

Lot Details
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1977 MV Agusta 750S America
Registration no. RJH 509R
Frame no. 221065
Engine no. 221060


• Present ownership for the last 22 years
• Expertly maintained regardless of expense
• Magni accessories

Developed from its long line of highly successful multi-cylinder Grand Prix racers, MV Agusta's first four-cylinder roadster - the 4C, a twin-carburettor, 600cc, shaft-driven tourer - appeared in 1965. But the public demanded something more exciting from many-times World Champions MV, and the Gallarate manufacturer duly obliged in 1968, upping capacity to 743cc and further boosting maximum power (to 65bhp) by fitting a quartet of Dell'Orto carburettors to the revised 750S, a high-speed symphony in red, white, and blue. Perhaps surprisingly for a sports model, the 750S retained the 4C's shaft final drive, while the frame too was virtually identical to that of its predecessor.

Hand made in limited numbers and priced accordingly, the 750S was way beyond the financial reach of the average enthusiast. Marque specialist Mick Walker got to try a mint, low mileage example in 1983, recording the event in his book 'MV Agusta Fours': 'The experience was unique; the rider was transported to a different level, and made to feel really special. There was certainly a pronounced "feel-good factor".'

Although no lightweight - it weighed nearly as much as a Kawasaki Z1 - the 750S gave little away in outright performance terms to such larger machinery, thanks, no doubt, to its engine's Grand Prix heritage. In 1976 the 750S was replaced by the 750S America. Bored out to 789cc, the America produced a claimed 75bhp, an output sufficient to propel the Italian sportster to 100mph in around 13 seconds and on to a top speed of 135mph. Production of the 750S America ceased in February 1979. Bike rated the 750S as, 'one of the most dramatic-looking bikes made, the real stuff of legend.' Few would disagree.

This 750S America has been owned by the current vendor for the last 22 years, during which time it has been maintained regardless of cost by a leading marque specialist; indeed, only 400 kilometres ago it was treated to a full mechanical check-up and restoration. The machine retains its original paintwork and has been fitted with a genuine Arturo Magni seat and exhaust system. A Magni fairing is available and the America also comes with all of its original parts. Described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition, this beautiful and highly desirable machine is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate and MoTs dating back to 1993.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is MV750*221060*. The engine number is *221-065*.
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