1974 Ducati 750GT
This 1974 Ducati 750 GT has only a few miles since restoration, but is ready to move onto the next owner. During the restoration a few personal choices and changes were made from the original. Do they suit your style?
From the seller
Up for auction is my father’s 1974 Ducati 750S. The bike is running with a clear title, brand new tires, and ready to go. Fully restored in the late 90’s by a Chicago Ducati collector. The Ducati is in great shape with some minor scratches (see detailed photos) and only ~203 miles since it was restored. I have an enclosed van and can deliver within 250 miles of Chicago for no charge. Please contact me with any questions or concerns before bidding. I have the reserve set at $14,900.
The Ducati 750 will always be linked to Imola, and Paul Smart. This 750 was restored over a decade ago, but could very easily put on double the miles since restoration in a day.
Miles – 13,179 – 203 since Restoration
750GT Homologation # DGM9595
Engine number – 756099 right side, DM750 left
Frame number – Steering head – DM750S *756024*
Carburetors – New Dellorto 36mm PHF36DD/DS. Manifolds and Heads ported from 30mm to 36mm.
Electronics – Lucas RITA Ignition TypeAB.
Wheels: Front – 19″ Radaelli Aimon Sport, Barracuda 100/90-19 57H tire. Rear – 18″ Radaelli, Barracuda 110/90-18. 61H tire.
Kickstart – 279mm shaft
Mufflers – Conti 0755.84.100 and 105
Dash – Smiths instruments. Tachometer 7000 – 8000 redline.
BMW fairing with Aprilla headlamp shell
Frame – Powdercoated Blood Red (House of powder 815-339-2648)
The seller shares some of the history of Ducati and the 750cc engine developement
While origins are often cloaked in mystery, the precise evolution of the Ducati 750 GT is still discernible. The bevel-gear twin cylinders with a 90° V configuration, long known as an “L-twin” configuration, have a precise date of birth: March 20, 1970. British historian Ian Faloon relates that Fabio Taglioni drew the first sketch of what is perhaps his most famous and best loved engine, which over the years was to acquire the affectionate name of “pompone” (“big pump”), on the last day of winter 1970.
750 Ducati’s will always have a market. This 1974 Ducati 750GT might not look like it did from the factory, but it does look nice. Will the next owner hang the picture over the bike as its parked in the house? Or will the picture hang in the house, and the bike be in the garage with a lot more miles on it?