c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre Frame no. 83-551179 Engine no. 83-551165

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Lot 545N
c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre
Frame no. 83-551179 Engine no. 83-551165

£ 400 - 800
US$ 520 - 1,000
To be sold without reserve
Amended
c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre
Frame no. 83-551179
Engine no. 83-551165
After the launch of its first production four-stroke (a 175cc single) in 1952, MV followed up with a succession of related models. The smallest of these 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 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. Like their larger siblings, the small MVs were relatively expensive, which explains why so few of these the exquisitely engineered and undeniably very pretty little bikes were sold in the UK. This Ottantatre is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this Lot.

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c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre Frame no. 83-551179 Engine no. 83-551165
c.1958 MV Agusta 83cc Ottantatre Frame no. 83-551179 Engine no. 83-551165
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N NOVA declaration

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