1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139

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Lot 466
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180
Registration no. UGT 234W Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139

Sold for £ 15,525 (US$ 19,544) inc. premium
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180
Registration no. UGT 234W
Frame no. LAV 1000 7139
Engine no. 1000 7139
Laverda began with the manufacture of farm machinery, diversifying into production of small capacity motorcycles in 1949. Increases in capacity and variations of design (including a scooter) followed over the years. They eventually offered a large-capacity 650cc twin in 1966, which was soon enlarged to 750. In 1969 Laverda exhibited their first three-cylinder machine which was to take until 1972 before being offered to the public as the 3C, later becoming the 3C(E). At the instigation of the British importer, Roger Slater, performance was enhanced by Laverda and the 3C(E) became the Jota. The original Jotas had a 180-degree crankshaft, later revised with the fitting of a 120-degree item. The 180 had the distinction of being the fastest production motorcycle in the world in the late 1970s, at over 140mph.

UGT 234W was purchased by the vendor in 2014 (purchase invoice on file) after just having a full service, and he covered approximately 2000 miles on it over the first 2 years of ownership. This included the Manx Grand Prix parade lap in 2015. Due to some health problems, it has not been used on the road for the last two years, although it has been dry stored and started at regular intervals. It has recently been fitted with a new battery, and the owner will provide a fresh MoT for the sale. Indicated mileage at the time of consignment was 29,969 miles.

Documentation includes the aforementioned purchase invoice, a current V5C, 24 old MoT certificates, and a number of invoices from Todd Laverda and Slater Brothers.

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1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
1980 Laverda 981cc Jota 180   Frame no. LAV 1000 7139 Engine no. 1000 7139
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