c.1958 Ducati 125cc Sport Frame no. 200743 Engine no. 200953

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Lot 639N
c.1958 Ducati 125cc Sport
Frame no. 200743 Engine no. 200953

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,200 - 7,800
To be sold without reserve
c.1958 Ducati 125cc Sport
Frame no. 200743
Engine no. 200953
Designed by newly arrived engineer, Fabio Taglioni, formerly with Mondial, Ducati's first overhead-camshaft single - the 100 Gran Sport, nicknamed 'Marianna' - appeared on the racetrack in 1955. The existing 98cc overhead-valve engine had reached the limit of its development, at least as far as racing was concerned, hence the need for a design with greater potential. The Gran Sport's overhead cam was driven by a vertical shaft and bevel gears, and this advanced design would form the basis for all Ducati's OHC singles for the next two decades. An outstanding success, the Gran Sport spawned a host of larger-engined derivatives, commencing in 1957 with the 175 Sport, which was swiftly followed by the 125 Sport and 100 Sport. Virtually identical, the latter were scaled-down versions of the 175, equipped with 17" wheels as opposed to the large model's 18" hoops. With 10bhp on tap and weighing only 100.5kg (221lb) the diminutive 125 Sport had a top speed of around 70mph. Produced until 1965, the 125 Sport was sold as the Monza in the UK and the 125 Super Sport in the USA. This Ducati 125 Sport is believed to be in original condition and retains the supplier's plaque to the front mudguard. There are no documents with this Lot.

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c.1958 Ducati 125cc Sport Frame no. 200743 Engine no. 200953
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