1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

They say that you have to keep all the cloths in your closet because 30 years from now they will come back in style. This seems to have become true for motorcycles as well. Manufactures like Triumph and Moto Guzzi (and the Mini and VW Bug for cars) are pulling out there old motorcycles and using them as a style base for their new models. For those that have the original, like the future owner of this 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, they will look to be the smart ones for knowing what will be in style then and now.

From the seller

Available for your bidding consideration is this 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport. Left side shift. Nominal opening bid, NO reserve auction. Stamped into the ID plate is Jun.1973 for the build month and 1973 for the model year. Frame serial number 033599 Engine serial number 033599 which matches the engine serial number. This low mileage bike is in very original condition, except for the carbs and air filters which were replaced by the previous owner in the late 1970s with Delorto PHF36 carbs, I believe the correct carbs are Delorto VHB30.The current owner purchased this bike in the mid 1980s, it was ridden for a few years and then placed in dry storage[20 plus years] till this last summer when he decided to sell it. I the seller [certified aircraft/automotive mechanic] have done all the mechanical work on this bike and am listing this bike for the owner/friend. The fuel tank interior has been extensively cleaned, no coating was applied. The carbs were cleaned and  rebuilt with new carb kits and a new battery was installed. Initial run up showed the clutch to be not working correctly, resulting in clutch failure, so a whole new clutch has been installed. During this process other related parts were replaced[sourced from Cycle Gardens],including the following new parts, valve cover gaskets, engine oil pan gasket, engine rear main seal, transmission input and output seals, drive shaft universal joint support bearing, drive shaft swing arm boot, rear wheel bearing seals, and differential gasket, clutch discs 2ea.[bonded, not riveted]intermediate disc 1ea. and a set of new pressure plate springs.

Before the V7 Sport became the V7 Sport, Moto Guzzi had developed a 700cc bike in 1967, and called it the V7.  It was the first of the Guzzi heavy weights and was a good cruiser. In 1971 and Lino Tonti creating a lower and better handling frame, the engine grew to 748cc and became the sporty bike it is. 2 30mm Dell’orto’s helped to generate 70hp at 6300 rpm and gave a top speed of 125mph. This V7 Sport has gone better with 36mm Dell’orto’s, upping to possibilities.

The seller goes on and on in a stream of consciences description of what has been done to this 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport. There are also lots of pictures which give a very good idea of what you are bidding on. A well preserved, non green or red framed V7 which can take the new owner for a spin now. With that huge four leading shoe front brake, you will be able to take the bike up through the gears and then back down again. BB

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3 Responses

  1. Steve Baldwin says:

    This just sold for over $15K! Was this ebay fever or are these really commanding this kind of cashish? I’d love to own something of this caliber but I’m hoping I don’t have to shell out this kind of capital. Anybody have any thoughts on this? It really is a nice example though,,,,,

  2. miek says:

    Nice, just bought a ’12 Griso love this brand

  3. Hayden says:

    Ive bought one just as nice as this one but in green a couple of years ago for around 8k which was top of the mark back then, Ive been watching them since and they are steadily going up. This is the first one Ive seen fetch 15k in the US but they regulary go for $15+ thousand in europe. Look at the price of Lemans mk1s they have doubled in the last 3 years and I just saw a nice but by ni means perfect one sell for $20k in Australia.