1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport For Sale

I’d recently posted about a very nice MotoGuzzi V7 Sport replica for sale up on eBay, but this week, we’ve got the real thing!  This one appears to be unrestored and in very good condition.  As the seller says, “It can only be original once.”

Original, unrestored cars and bikes with patina can be worth more than over-restored, better-than-new machines.  In many cases, the bikes and cars that now trade for insane amounts of money, including Ferraris, were far from perfect: asymmetrical fenders left side to right side, flaws in the paint, thin chrome…  a complete lack of undercoating [see: 1950’s and 1960’s Alfa Romeos]…  These machines were not intended at the time to be hoarded by collectors fifty years in the future and they were not perfect.

So many collectors are looking for machines like this: time-capsules, machines as they came from the factory.  Or as close to that ideal as possible.

The Moto Guzzi V7 Sport is a classic 1970’s sportbike, a long and lean bike that took the proven v-twin, filled it with highly tuned internals, and stuffed it into a freshly designed frame that endowed the bike with stable handling.

1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport For Sale From the ad:

Elegant, sophisticated, classic – a rare collectible.

For sale, the much sought after Moto Guzzi V7 Sport in beautiful original condition. it can only be original once.

Hot or cold – it starts every time and runs very strong. 

It is complete with the signature swan neck bars and 4 leading shoe (4LS) front brake, snuff box hand switches, folding foot pegs, right foot gear shift, triangular side covers still with original brand stickers, and many other details which make it the first Tonti model by moto guzzi.

i’ve owned countless Guzzi models – Loops, Tontis, and even Spines – but none had the charisma and presence this V7 Sport has.

1973 with 31,600 adult-ridden miles, clear California title in hand.

The bike is located in San Francisco, California.

Needs new tires. Clocks’ visor is chipped but I have another which isn’t to go with the sale.

These are very usable classics with a reputation for reliability.  The paint on this one looks a little dull, as you might expect from paint almost forty years old, but the machine looks complete.  It’s a production V7 Sport, not one of the original, hand-made “teliao rosso”bikes, but it’s still a rare and desirable machine.

There are currently no bids on the bike, with only a couple of days left on the auction.  This might be a good chance to snap up a very desirable motorcycle at a relatively low price.

-tad

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