1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL Frame no. 405200/36 Engine no. 404500T

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Lot 341
1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL
Registration no. LAS 169 Frame no. 405200/36 Engine no. 404500T

£ 4,500 - 6,500
US$ 5,900 - 8,500
1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL
Registration no. LAS 169
Frame no. 405200/36
Engine no. 404500T
Having commenced motorcycle production late in 1945 with a 98cc two-stroke, Meccanica Verghera (MV) introduced its first production four-strokes, the single-cylinder 175CST and CSTL tourers, at the Milan Show in 1952, the newcomers' advanced overhead-cam, unitary construction engine setting them apart from most of the opposition. Their cycle parts too were state-of-the-art, consisting of a duplex loop frame incorporating the engine as a stressed member, oil-damped telescopic front fork, swinging-arm rear suspension, and full-width alloy hubs. Differences between the two were mainly confined to the seating, the CST having a single saddle while the deluxe CSTL came with a dual seat. The engine of this CSTL was totally rebuilt in August 2009 by Motori di Marino of West Chillington, West Sussex, since when it has covered fewer than 350 kilometres. The MV was first registered in the UK in November 2002 and has belonged to the present owner since February 2010. Bills on file show that the machine has benefited from considerable expenditure since then. Last run in December 2019 and described by the private vendor as in good condition throughout, this charming little MV is offered with sundry bills; old/current V5/V5C Registration Certificates; and a quantity of old MoTs (most recent expired 2013).

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Contacts
1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL Frame no. 405200/36 Engine no. 404500T
1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL Frame no. 405200/36 Engine no. 404500T
1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL Frame no. 405200/36 Engine no. 404500T
1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL Frame no. 405200/36 Engine no. 404500T
1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL Frame no. 405200/36 Engine no. 404500T
1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL Frame no. 405200/36 Engine no. 404500T
1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL Frame no. 405200/36 Engine no. 404500T
1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSTL Frame no. 405200/36 Engine no. 404500T
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