1978 Laverda 497cc 'Montjuic 2' (see text) Frame no. 1990 Engine no. 1990

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Lot 234
1978 Laverda 497cc 'Montjuic 2' (see text)
Registration no. XUW 926T Frame no. 1990 Engine no. 1990

Sold for £ 2,875 (US$ 3,964) inc. premium
1978 Laverda 497cc 'Montjuic 2' (see text)
Registration no. XUW 926T
Frame no. 1990
Engine no. 1990
Laverda's advanced Alpino was a natural candidate for development as a racer and the first such derivative, the Formula 500, arrived in time for the 1978 season. A Formula 500 was imported into the UK by Laverda concessionaire, Roger Slater, the man largely responsible for the three-cylinder Jota, who believed that a 'civilised', café racer version had greater sales potential than the rather lacklustre, and expensive, Alpino. Slater retained the stock Alpino fuel tank but equipped his new baby with a bikini fairing and solo racing seat manufactured in the UK by Screen & Plastics. Finished in 'Jota Orange', the new model was named 'Montjuic' in honour of Laverda's race victories at the eponymous Spanish circuit. Original documentation on file describes this motorcycle as an 'Alpino S'. It is not known whether it was converted to Montjuic specification by Slater Bros when new or subsequently by a private owner. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to its origins and status prior to bidding. Presented in running condition, the machine has been garage stored for approximately the last six years and will require re-commissioning before returning to the road. Offered with copy DoT Form V55/3 and V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • The Frame Number is LAVDGM19960. The machine is offered with a fresh MOT - expiry 14/10/2015 and is currently taxed/insured, ridden to the sale by the Vendor.
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1978 Laverda 497cc 'Montjuic 2' (see text) Frame no. 1990 Engine no. 1990
1978 Laverda 497cc 'Montjuic 2' (see text) Frame no. 1990 Engine no. 1990
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