c.1986 Ducati 400 F3 Frame no. ZDM750R*7500030* Engine no. ZDM350L 03355
Lot 387* N
c.1986 Ducati 400 F3
Registration no. not UK registered Frame no. ZDM750R*7500030* Engine no. ZDM350L 03355
Sold for £ 4,025 (US$ 5,295) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1986 Ducati 400 F3 Frame no. ZDM750R*7500030* Engine no. ZDM350L 03355
c.1986 Ducati 400 F3
Registration no. not UK registered
Frame no. ZDM750R*7500030*
Engine no. ZDM350L 03355
Considered by many enthusiasts to be the last of the 'real' (pre-Cagiva take-over) Ducatis, the race-styled F1 and F3 first appeared in 1985 and 1986 respectively. Ducati had already enjoyed considerable success with its Pantah-derived F2 racers in FIM Formula 2 racing so a '750' version was the logical next step. In 1986, the 350cc and 400cc F3 versions were introduced, intended for the Italian and Japanese markets respectively. Both of these smaller models used the 750 F1's frame; clearly visible above the deliberately cut away fairing sides, the new chassis attracted considerable attention: a trellis of short, straight tubes, it has formed the basis of every road-going Ducati since, as well as the first Desmosedici Moto GP racers. The principal difference between the F1 and its F3 siblings was the latter's lower-specification suspension and brakes. Only 900 400 F3s had been completed when production ceased at the end of 1988.

Offered from a private collection, this Ducati 400 F3 will require re-commissioning before returning to the road, and would benefit from detailing. The bodywork appears to be in generally good condition, though there is damage to the indicators. The odometer reading is 327 kilometres. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to this motorcycle's originality, correctness, and mechanical condition prior to bidding. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.

Footnotes

  • Please note, this lot is subject to 5% import VAT on hammer price and buyer's premium (denoted by * in the catalogue) in addition to VAT at 20% on the hammer price (denoted by NMT in the catalogue) in accordance with HMRC's NOVA Scheme. Please see our General Information page for further details.

    Motor vehicle lots marked "NMT" in the catalogue originate from or are registered in another EU member state and have travelled less than 6,000km from new. Accordingly HMRC and the DVLA classify such machines as 'New Means of Transport' under the Nova Scheme and are subject to VAT at 20% on the hammer price.

    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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