The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262

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The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT
Registration no. not registered Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262

Sold for £ 126,500 (US$ 167,941) inc. premium
The Hans Schifferle Collection
1973 MV Agusta 750GT
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. MV4C75*2140321*
Engine no. 214-0262
• Rare MV model
• Believed restored by Kay Engineering
• Only 1,811 kilometres since restoration
• Regularly exercised until eight months ago

Developed from MV Agusta's long line of successful multi-cylinder racers, the Italian company's first road-going four - the 4C, a twin-carburettor, 600cc, shaft-driven tourer - appeared in 1965. But the public demanded something more exciting from MV, and the Gallarate marque duly obliged in 1968, upping capacity to 743cc and further boosting maximum power (to 65bhp) by fitting a quartet of Dell'Orto carburettors to the revised and more sporting 750S. Perhaps surprisingly for a sports model, the 750S retained the 4C's shaft final drive while the frame too was virtually identical to that of its predecessor.

It was followed a few years later by the 750GT (Gran Turismo) which, as its name suggests, was intended for touring. In keeping with the latter role the 750GT featured a dual seat, conventional handlebars and forward-mounted footrests in place of the single seat, clip-on 'bars and rear-set footrests of the 750S. Curiously though, it also gained a higher compression ratio and lower overall gearing - both surprising features given its intended purpose. Other noteworthy features included a slab-sided fuel tank, fork gaiters, front 'crash' bars, and a distinctive white and bronze colour scheme. Predictably, anyone sufficiently wealthy to buy a four-cylinder MV opted for the more stylish sports version, with the result that only 50 750GTs found customers. Although relatively unpopular in its day, the ultra-rare 750GT is now one of the most sought-after of MV roadsters.

This 750GT was purchased restored from a Turin-based collector circa 2005 (together with the 1941 Indian Four in the collection). Hans was advised that marque specialists Kay Engineering had restored the machine, which has covered only 1,811 kilometres since the rebuild. Wonderfully presented, it must be one of very few remaining 750GTs that has not been modified or converted into a special. Hans Schifferle rode the MV for approximately 100 kilometres annually until approximately eight months ago. The machine is offered with German Fahrzeugschein and Fahrzeugbrief (de-registered); expired TüV (MoT) certificate; and assorted correspondence.

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The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1973 MV Agusta 750GT Frame no. MV4C75*2140321* Engine no. 214-0262
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