c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223*
Lot 204* N
c.1972 MV Agusta 750S
Registration no. not UK registered Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223*
Sold for £84,380 (US$ 111,266) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223* c.1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75*2140278* Engine no. 214-0223*
c.1972 MV Agusta 750S
Registration no. not UK registered
Frame no. MV4C75*2140278*
Engine no. 214-0223*
• Exotic and iconic large capacity MV
• Speedometer reading 21,997 Kms

MV Agusta's origins lay in the aviation industry, in the early days of powered flight. Later diversifications were to take them into the manufacture of helicopters. The parent company was overseen by Count Domenico Agusta at the end of the Second World War, and he set up the motorcycle division of the company in 1945. Their bread and butter came from the manufacture of the ubiquitous small capacity machines which provided daily transport for many, particularly in their home country, Italy. These were initially simple, modest two-stroke machines, and their first offering was a 98cc two-stroke. MV's first four-stroke appeared in 1947 in 250cc capacity, but the two-strokes continued, increasing in size to 125cc and incorporating advances such as suspension.

Racing the company's products had also begun, and with some success. Encouraged by increasing sales and racing victories, the company then dramatically produced a four stroke 500cc four-cylinder racer, with overhead camshafts to boot. With the signing of top riders, and designers such as Piero Remor and Arturo Magni, their continued achievements in racing were all but guaranteed. MV enjoyed many successes throughout the 1950s and 60s becoming synonymous with their exotic multi-cylinder creations. Whilst they capitalised on the success of the smaller machines, they were arguably slower to do so with the larger multis. Eventually this omission was redressed by the appearance of the 600 four which entered production in 1967 to mixed reviews.

Whilst the specification was tremendous, the looks were derided by many, and it was not a shining example of the business acumen that had guided the company to its profitability thereto. When it was finally discontinued in 1972, few had actually been sold. It was joined by the 750S, which was everything the 600 should have been – glamorous, stylish, exotic, and with the same technical refinements seen on the 600, plus higher capacity and more power. Arguably the most beautiful four cylinder road machine ever produced by MV, it was announced in 1969 and ran until 1976 when it was replaced by the 750S America.

There are no documents with 2140278, which is part of a private collection, and will require safety checks and re-commissioning or some restoration. No key is present. Sold strictly as viewed, we have no knowledge of its mechanical condition. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the age, completeness and originality of this machine prior to bidding.

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.
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N NOVA declaration

If purchased by a UK resident, this machine is subject to a NOVA declaration, undertaken by Bonhams upon a successful sale, to facilitate the registration of the machine here in the UK.

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