1959 Ducati 204cc Americano Frame no. 150527 Engine no. 150527

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Lot 158
1959 Ducati 204cc Americano
Registration no. KFO 140 Frame no. 150527 Engine no. 150527

Sold for £ 1,725 (US$ 2,340) inc. premium
1959 Ducati 204cc Americano
Registration no. KFO 140
Frame no. 150527
Engine no. 150527
Designed by Fabio Taglioni, Ducati's first overhead-camshaft single, the 100 Gran Sport, appeared on the racetrack in 1954 and soon proved unbeatable in its class. Taglioni's versatile design proved capable of considerable enlargement, being produced in various capacities from the original 98cc up to 450cc. A pair of 175cc roadsters was introduced for 1956, the sports version of which (known as the 'Silverstone' in the UK) was capable of more than 80mph, an astonishing achievement at the time and one that helped establish the giant-killing reputation long enjoyed by Ducati's miniature masterpieces. In 1959 the engine capacity was increased to 204cc for the Elite and 200SS models. Top speed of either was in the region of 85mph. The introduction of this larger engine had been prompted by demands from Ducati's United States importer, the Berliner Corporation, which marketed the new model as the 'Americano'. Lightweight, nimble, sure-footed and possessing a gem of an engine that sounds glorious when it comes 'on the cam', these little Dukes are a purist delight to ride. This Americano was first registered in the UK in 1995 has had only one owner in this country prior to the vendor. The latter acquired the Ducati in 2009 and advises us that it has been stored since then. The engine runs but the machine will require re-commissioning before returning to the road. Last taxed in June 2000, the machine is offered with a V5C document.
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1959 Ducati 204cc Americano Frame no. 150527 Engine no. 150527
1959 Ducati 204cc Americano Frame no. 150527 Engine no. 150527
1959 Ducati 204cc Americano Frame no. 150527 Engine no. 150527
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