1975 DUCATI 750 GT project
On March 20, 1970, Fabio Taglioni made the first sketches for the layout of the V-twin Ducati. In 1972 the Imola 200 was held in April, Smart and Spaggiari came in first and second. The effect on Ducati sales was remarkable. Suddenly, a lot more people the world over knew about Ducati. In less than two years the bike went from paper sketches to taking first and second at the track. Back then average time from paper to running bike was three years and that was just a test bike not a “ready to race” bike. It can be said the 750 GT is the bike that put Ducati into the Superbike world. The bike featured today isn’t a perfect showroom bike but it’s close.
Here’s what the seller has to say.
1975 DUCATI 750 GT , BEAUTIFUL CAFE RACER ,90% RESTORED .NEW RESTORED CORRECT GAUGES ,MOTOR AND FRAME HAVE 21K MILES FROM NEW ,2 OWNER BIKE ,CASES NEVER APART ,ORIGINAL SEALS INTACT ,MOTOR RUNS WELL WITH NO ISSUES ,BIKE HAS ALL NEW CABLES ,SPEEDO AND TACH ,NEW CHAIN ,BIKE HAS ALL ORIGINAL WIRE LOOM AND FACTORY IGNITION AND COILS ,FRAME AND GAS TANK PROFESIONALLY PAINTED FERRARI RED ,BIKE NEEDS MINOR ASSEMBLY ,RIMS ARE 18 INCH AKRONTS WITH NICE AVON TIRES ,BIKE CAN EASILY BE MADE STOCK IF DESIRED , OWNER WAS PLANNING ON BUYING A NEW WIRING LOOM WITH MODERN COILS ETC FROM BEVEL HEAVEN , FRONT BREMBO CALIPER IS NEW ,WE AT BUYERS EXPENSE CAN SHIP WORLDWIDE , WE HAVE LOTS OF EXPERIENCE SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ,THIS BIKE IS A EXCELLENT PROJECT THAT REQUIRES VERY LITLE TO FINNISH ,REASONABLE RESERVE THESE BEVEL TWIN 750 DUCATIS ARE BETTER THAN ANY STOCK YOU COULD BY AND MUCH MORE FUN , BID TO WIN
Pretty vague huh. I would ask a lot of questions before bidding. What has been done looks to be in very good taste. He does give actual miles and says the engine has never been apart. I don’t know if that makes me want it more or less. Who am I kidding, of course I want it, that thing is gorgeous. If you’ve been wanting one of these but never seem to have enough cash to grab one maybe this is your chance. It’s an almost finished project, that has to bring a lower price than usual. Look closely at the cases, it make a $10,000 dollar difference.