One of less than 250 produced,1976 Ducati 750SS Square Case Frame no. 075935 Engine no. 075699

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Lot 49
One of less than 250 produced,1976 Ducati 750SS Square Case
Frame no. 075935 Engine no. 075699

US$ 40,000 - 50,000
£ 32,000 - 40,000
Amended
One of less than 250 produced
1976 Ducati 750SS Square Case
Frame no. 075935
Engine no. 075699
In 1975, Ducati introduced their 860 square case in café racer and touring form. The former was supposedly to replace the legendary 1974 750SS Green Frame round case, now one of the firm's most collectible models. However, because of the successes of the 750SS, many dealers and customers still wanted a Ducati in that displacement to enter in production-based racing in their own markets. Others wanted a 900cc model for different competition classes.

The end result was that the new 860 series provided the bulk of the production as planned, but an almost clandestine production of a hybrid model was undertaken. In the first half of 1975, the factory built about 400 750SS and 900SS models for the home market and a few select countries. America was not one of them. These featured the previous styling of the round case 750SS with the new 860 engine and its angular cases. The engine had a more robust bottom end, but the barrels were topped with the original bevel-drive desmodromic head. These bikes retained the earlier 750 frame, and since many would be sold to race, there were few compromises when it came to emission controls or noise suppression. Other boy racer features included a single seat, rear set pegs, clip-on bars, a half fairing and twin disc brakes. If the green frame 750SS was a masterpiece, the 1975 750SS was an equally stylish tribute bike complete with updates. Most critics place it among the finest of all road-going Ducatis, although it was never road tested in the American press

This offered lot was professionally restored in Austria several years ago, but has been ridden little since. The odometer shows just over 27,000km (about 16,800 miles). All details are correct including the silver and blue paint scheme and decals. This motorcycle is redolent of the first bloom of the Ducati 750 V-Twin, when the motorcycles were hand-built and made few compromises bases on social responsibility. Fewer than 250 of these 750 Super Sports left the factory and none were shipped to America in period. This provides the opportunity to own a limited production Ducati classic seldom seen in the States.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the correct frame number for this motorcycle should read DM750SS075935, and the correct engine number should read 075699DM7501
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One of less than 250 produced,1976 Ducati 750SS Square Case Frame no. 075935 Engine no. 075699
One of less than 250 produced,1976 Ducati 750SS Square Case Frame no. 075935 Engine no. 075699
One of less than 250 produced,1976 Ducati 750SS Square Case Frame no. 075935 Engine no. 075699
One of less than 250 produced,1976 Ducati 750SS Square Case Frame no. 075935 Engine no. 075699
One of less than 250 produced,1976 Ducati 750SS Square Case Frame no. 075935 Engine no. 075699
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