1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389

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Lot 342
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT
Registration no. JSL 569 Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389

£ 3,000 - 4,000
US$ 3,900 - 5,200
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT
Registration no. JSL 569
Frame no. GT647085
Engine no. 870389
"The Italian Highway Code, introduced in 1959, brought the 150 back into fashion, as it forbade access to the motorway system to vehicles with cylinder capacities of less than 150 cm3. The MV 150... had an effective capacity of 150.1 cm3 and was therefore allowed to travel on the motorways..." – Colombo & Patrignani, MV Agusta. After the launch of its first production four-stroke - a 175cc, overhead-camshaft, unitary construction single - MV followed up in 1954 with the similar, although overhead-valve, Gran Turismo 125. Similar models in other capacities followed, the first 150cc offerings appearing in 1959. Gran Turismo (GT), Rapido Sport (RS) and Rapido Sport America (RSA) versions were produced. Like their larger siblings, the small MVs were very expensive - at around £200 the Turismo Rapido cost as much as a British 500 - which explains why so few of these exquisitely engineered little bikes were sold in the UK. This restored MV Agusta 150 GT has belonged to the vendor since October 2010 and has covered only 250 miles since then. Last run in December 2019 and described by the owner as in good condition throughout, having been maintained regularly, the machine is offered with sundry bills; a V5C document; photocopy instruction manual and parts book; and a quantity of old MoTs (most recent expired December 2017.

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1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
1961 MV Agusta 150cc GT Frame no. GT647085 Engine no. 870389
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