1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501

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Lot 176
1975 Ducati 750 SS
Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501

Sold for US$ 39,100 inc. premium
1975 Ducati 750 SS

Frame no. DM750SS075437
Engine no. 075425DM7501

• Limited edition rare factory hybrid super sport
• Original right-side gear shift
• Current ownership since 2000

The legendary 1974 'Green Frame' Super Sport, the round-case 750SS, is perhaps the most sought-after production Ducati. The year after that machine's production run, Ducati introduced the square-case 860 to replace the 750 and become their superbike standard bearer. As sometimes happens with the Italians, though, things did not go exactly as planned. Because of displacement limits on racing classes in certain markets, some distributors still wanted 750 or 900cc bikes depending on their national rules.

Ducati launched the 860 series as planned, but in April/May of 1975 they also built approximately 495 750 and 900 Super Sport models, primarily for Australia, Canada, Italy and South Africa. These blended the rounded styling cues of the green-frame 750SS with the stouter bottom end and angular cases of the 860, topped with the original bevel-drive desmodromic heads. Unlike the 860, these were based on the earlier 750 frame, and were built without regard for the emissions and noise restrictions then coming into vogue. These factory hybrid SS's were an enthusiast's dream. When you combined their features with beautiful styling – solo seat, rearset footpegs, clip-on bars, a half fairing and twin disc brakes – it was obvious Ducati had created a masterpiece. Ducati guru Ian Falloon described the limited-edition SS as, "...one of the finest of all Ducati production motorcycles," and backed his claim by running one.

Believed to have made its way to America from Australia, this 1975 SS retains its original right-side gearshift. In current ownership since 2000, the bike was completely gone through by a Ducati expert immediately after purchase, ridden sparingly, then retired to static display in an architectural office. It will provide a new owner with the opportunity to own one the last batch of bespoke, hand-assembled 750 Super Sports. None were sold in America when new, and when riding this Italian exotic today it is unlikely a rider will meet another one on the highway.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is DM750SS 075437 DGM118/1OM. The title is in transit.
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1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
1975 Ducati 750 SS Frame no. DM750SS075437 Engine no. 075425DM7501
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