Bonhams : c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre Project Frame no. 83 557709 Engine no. 557554
c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre Project Frame no. 83 557709 Engine no. 557554

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Lot 420
c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre Project
Frame no. 83 557709 Engine no. 557554

Sold for £ 517 (US$ 654) inc. premium
c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre Project
Frame no. 83 557709
Engine no. 557554
One of MV Agusta's smallest four-stroke roadsters was the Ottantatre (the name means '83', referring to both the engine's capacity in cubic centimetres and the model's dry weight in kilograms), which featured an overhead-valve engine with inclined cylinder, suspended beneath a spine-type tubular frame. The engine's maximum output of 3.69bhp was transmitted via a three-speed gearbox, giving a top speed of around 45mph, though the Ottantatre's exceptional frugality – up to 200mpg was claimed – would have been of greater interest to the majority of potential customers.

This almost completely dismantled Ottantatre is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. The extent of its completeness or otherwise is not known, though it appears that some restoration work has already been carried out. There are no documents with this Lot.

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  • 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.
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c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre Project Frame no. 83 557709 Engine no. 557554
c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre Project Frame no. 83 557709 Engine no. 557554
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