1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054

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Lot 432* N
1972 MV Agusta 750S
Registration no. not UK registered Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054

Sold for £ 73,600 (US$ 92,655) inc. premium
1972 MV Agusta 750S
Registration no. not UK registered
Frame no. MV4C75 214045
Engine no. 214-054
• MV's first 750 sports roadster
• One of only 402 made
• Present ownership since 1989
• Engine professionally rebuilt 3,283 kilometres ago

Developed from its long line of highly successful multi-cylinder Grand Prix racers, MV Agusta's first four-cylinder roadster - the 4C, a twin-carburettor, 600cc, shaft-driven tourer - appeared in 1965. But the public demanded something more exciting from many-times World Champions MV, and the Gallarate manufacturer duly obliged in 1968, upping capacity to 743cc and further boosting maximum power (to 65bhp) by fitting a quartet of Dell'Orto carburettors to the revised 750S, a high-speed symphony in red, white, and blue. Perhaps surprisingly for a sports model, the 750S retained the 4C's shaft final drive, while the frame too was virtually identical to that of its predecessor.

Hand made in limited numbers and priced accordingly, the 750S was way beyond the financial reach of the average enthusiast. Marque specialist Mick Walker got to try a mint, low mileage example in 1983, recording the event in his book 'MV Agusta Fours': 'The experience was unique; the rider was transported to a different level, and made to feel really special. There was certainly a pronounced "feel-good factor".'

Although no lightweight - it weighed nearly as much as a Kawasaki Z1 - the 750S gave little away in outright performance terms to such larger machinery, thanks, no doubt, to its engine's Grand Prix heritage.

Production of the 'first series' MV 750S continued through 1973 with the 'second series' starting in 1974, though with numerous technical and aesthetic changes made batch by batch. In total, only 402 MV Agusta 750S models were produced up to the end of production in 1975.

This immaculate MV Agusta 750S was delivered new to Germany where it was purchased by the enthusiast owner from the German MV Agusta importer (Roland Schneider) in April 1989. The MV was last serviced and run in July 2018. Supplied documentation consists of the 1989 purchase receipt; Roland Schneider correspondence; the original German registration document (Kraftfahrzeugbrief); and the current Swiss Carte Grise.

We are advised by the private vendor that the machine is in very good condition having covered only 3,283 kilometres since the engine was rebuilt by Roland Schneider. It also incorporates various upgrades including a Ceriani magnesium front brake, special short-ratio (11/31) final drive, and a leather-upholstered seat. Accompanying this 750S is everything the enthusiastic MV owner could wish for: manufacturer's brochures, decals, parts list, workshop manual, service booklet, instruction manuals, and various magazines featuring the marque.

It also comes with a substantial quantity of highly valuable spares to include a set of Dell'Orto 26mm carburettors; the original wheels and brake plates; the standard-ratio final drive unit and right-angle gear assembly; a pair of shock absorbers; seat leather; two taillight lenses; Bosch distributor (new); Veglia speedometer (new); and numerous smaller parts (inspection recommended).

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this machine's frame and engine numbers indicate it was originally built by the factory 6/7/1972 as a 750 GT and sent to MV Agusta importer for Deutschland "Schneider" in Baden-Baden. Furthermore, the machine is recorded as the first 750 GT built and features in Ian Fallons 'Book of the Classic MV Agusta Fours' page 131. It is not known when the machine was converted from 750 GT to 750S guise though we understand it was not uncommon for 750 GT's to be converted to satisfy the demand for 750 Sports, of which only 556 examples were produced. Schneider would have had access to all the necessary parts to convert the GT into a Sport The present owner purchased the machine in 1988 from the same supplying dealer "Schneider Baden-Baden" in restored condition. Close inspection of the machine's detached and highly desirable spares together with the history file is advised, in particular the 1988 "Schneider" purchase receipt and purchase agreement. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the construction, provenance, originality and suitability of the lot prior to bidding. We are advised by marque specialist Richard Boshier that this is an early GT converted to a Sport. Accordingly, the Auction Estimate is now �55,000 � 70,000
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1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
1972 MV Agusta 750S Frame no. MV4C75 214045 Engine no. 214-054
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