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The Spring Sale / 1974 Ducati 450 Scrambler Frame no. 465906 Engine no. 459995

Lot 590
1974 Ducati 450 Scrambler
Registration no. XJB 499L Frame no. 465906 Engine no. 459995
Amended
23 April 2022, 10:00 BST
Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground

Sold for £6,210 inc. premium

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1974 Ducati 450 Scrambler
Registration no. XJB 499L
Frame no. 465906
Engine no. 459995

While vast majority of British enthusiasts would regard the café-racer styled sports roadsters as the definitive single-cylinder Ducatis, in Continental Europe and the USA it was the off-road models that were the biggest sellers. Produced to satisfy the demands of its American importers, the first 250 Scrambler appeared in the early 1960s and continued when the singles range was updated to 'wide case' specification for 1968. The first wide case model shown to the public (at the Cologne Show in 1967), the Scrambler was produced in 250 and 350cc sizes initially, the 450 (actually 436cc) version not arriving until 1969.

This 450 Scrambler was purchased in 2011 and refurbished that same year by North Leicester Motorcycles, including conversion to 12-volt electrics (see bills for £1,269 on file). In addition, in 2015 the wheel spokes were replaced with stainless and new chains and sprockets fitted at a cost of £426. Accompanying MoT certificates show that the machine covered only some 1,100 miles between September 2008 and July 2018 (note the change of odometer during 2012/2013). Serviced by the owner and Dave Massam Motorcycles, this beautiful Ducati 450 Scrambler comes with the original odometer and 6-volt electrics, a V5C Registration Certificate, and the aforementioned bills and MoTs.
Offered with key

Footnotes

All lots are 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 DM450S 465906. The engine number is 459996.

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