1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813

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Lot 239
1973 Ducati 750 GT
Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813

US$ 28,000 - 32,000
€ 24,000 - 27,000
Amended
1973 Ducati 750 GT

Frame no. 751187
Engine no. 751813

• Full engine overhaul

It's been called the motorcycle that made Ducati. Before the 750 GT, the Italian company was best known for its small-bore singles; but after fabled Ingegnere Fabio Taglioni arranged two cylinders in a 90-degree vee in 1971, the modern Ducati sporting V-twin was born. It was a blueprint for success the company follows to this day.

The engine's 90-degree layout made for exceptional smoothness but a lengthy wheelbase, a handicap more apparent than real, and which failed to stop the fine-handling Ducatis from notching a succession of wins in Formula 750 events, commencing with Paul Smart's famous victory at Imola in 1972. The GT's impact in the U.S. was immediate. Editor Phil Schilling recalled that the Ducati "simply astonished Cycle magazine staffers," who ballyhooed the Ducati roadster as "The Most Startling 750 Yet!" on the October 1972 cover. Later that year, the GT finished fifth in the magazine's performance-oriented shootout but, said Schilling, it was the bike "everyone wanted ride home, point totals or no."

Thirty years on, in a 2003 Cycle World story, the editors rode a well-preserved GT and came away suitably impressed, noting, "The Ducati in its time was a revelation – powerful, smooth, reasonably light, with good suspension and brakes. It is still a glorious revelation. The GT's power delivery feels ample and immediate, cornering easy and secure. It's easy to see why this Ducati made such an impression in the 1970s."

Restored with concours d'elegance success as a goal, this 1973 750 GT was renewed stem to stern, including a full engine overhaul. It has been road tested and fully checked out. This turnkey classic, an eminently rideable machine, is now ready for a new owner.

Saleroom notices

  • It should be noted that this motorcycle was fully restored by Austin Vintage Cycle. The frame number is DM750S 751187 DGM 9595. The engine number is DM750 751813. The Title is in transit.
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1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
1973 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. 751187 Engine no. 751813
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