1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750

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Lot 236
1974 Ducati 750 GT
Registration no. JHU 561N Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750

Sold for £ 25,300 (US$ 31,989) inc. premium
1974 Ducati 750 GT
Registration no. JHU 561N
Frame no. DM750S 754889
Engine no. 754506 DM750
Designed by the legendary Fabio Taglioni, Ducati's first road-going v-twin - the 750 GT - arrived in 1971. Lacking the resources of larger Far Eastern rivals, Ducati had made the most of what it already possessed to create one of the all-time great post-war motorcycles. A 90-degree vee, the engine looked like two of the Bologna firm's bevel-drive overhead-cam singles on a common crankcase (which in essence it was) though the coil valve springs represented a departure from Ducati's traditional hairpins. The 90-degree layout made for exceptional smoothness and a lengthy wheelbase, a handicap more apparent than real that failed to stop the fine-handling Ducatis notching up a succession of wins in Formula 750 events, commencing with Paul Smart's famous victory at Imola in 1972.

This particular 750 GT was sold new in Italy and comes with copies of its original Italian registration papers. The late owner purchased the Ducati for £11,000 from Made in Italy Motorcycles of Stowmarket, Suffolk in December 2012, taking delivery the following summer after Made in Italy Motorcycles had completed its total restoration (see detailed bill for over £30,000 on file). Noteworthy upgrades include a high-output alternator and a second front disc brake. Last serviced in January 2017, this beautifully restored 750 GT comes with a quantity of expired MoTs, current V5C document, assorted correspondence, sundry service/parts bills, and MoT to July 2018.

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1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
1974 Ducati 750 GT Frame no. DM750S 754889 Engine no. 754506 DM750
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