From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021

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Lot 141
From the Peter Fonda Collection
2006 MV Agusta F4CC

Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021

US$ 60,000 - 80,000
£ 43,000 - 58,000
Amended
From the Peter Fonda Collection
2006 MV Agusta F4CC

Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021

Peter Fonda was born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw. Fonda made his professional stage debut on Broadway in 1961 and his feature film career in 1963, and soon began what would become a famous association with Roger Corman, starring in Wild Angels, as the ultra-cool, iron-fisted leader of a violent biker gang, opposite Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, and Diane Ladd. Fonda also starred in Corman's 1967 psychedelic film The Trip, also starring Dern. The path was clearly laid for his next project, the seminal 1969 anti-establishment film Easy Rider which he produced and co-scripted, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Fonda's screen credits in those early years run long with the common thread of the edgy outsider from society, the quintessential rebel. It is no wonder his discerning motorcycle tastes reflect that.
It's one of the grand old nameplates in motorcycling, MV Agusta, founded in war-torn Italy in 1945 and steeped in racing tradition. From its inception to 1976, the company would win some 270 Grand Prix roadraces and take home 27 world titles. Some of the greatest talent ever to race on two wheels – John Surtees, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read – all rode Count Domenico Agusta's wailing racebikes.

Unfortunately, the company didn't survive to the 1980s. But saving it from complete extinction came the Castiglioni brothers, owners of Cagiva, who had already saved Ducati from the throes of bankruptcy, and now they turned their attention to bringing MV back to life. And what a resurrection! Designed by Massimo Tamburini, father of the seminal Ducati 916, the 1999 MV Agusta F4 was a high-revving 750cc four-cylinder, painted red and silver just like the Count's old racer winners, and with a trademark quad array of high-mounted exhaust tips. In 2005 an engineering redesign ushered in the F4 1000, giving the company an ultra-competitive player in the liter-class sportbike wars.
The ultimate example of the F4, and one of the most exclusive motorcycles ever offered for sale, has to be the F4CC, the initials standing for company boss Claudio Castiglioni. Priced at $120,000 new and limited to a production run of just 100, these hand-built bikes were cloaked in carbon-fiber bodywork. Running a hot-rodded 1,078cc version of the engine good for 198bhp with the supplied racing titanium exhaust system in place, the CC was speed-limited to 195mph. Fonda's immaculate example offered here, which he has owned from new, has been thoroughly enjoyed, he reports, racking up over 2,000 miles on it. Selling with the bike are the Girard-Perregaux wristwatch and leather jacket originally supplied with each F4CC, only lightly worn.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this motorcycle will be offered with the original stand, Girard-Peregaux wristwatch, and other accessories. The stand, while not present at auction, will be sent to the buyer post-sale and at no additional expense.
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From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
From the Peter Fonda Collection,2006 MV Agusta F4CC Frame no. ZCGAKFPR96V000021
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