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Another 1973 Ducati 750GT for Sale!

1973 Ducati 750GT R Front

Like colorful fall leaves, vintage Ducatis are almost clogging the gutters around these parts.  This one is especially nice, and has an interesting provenance…

The versatile 750GT would have been Goldilock’s favorite: not too hardcore, not too laid-back.  It was just right, a perfect blend of sporty handling and comfort.  Which is great, since the folks who are likely to plunk down thirty large on a vintage Ducati are, ahem, probably not spring chickens.

1973 Ducati 750GT R Engine

While the GT lacked Ducati’s now ubiquitous Desmodromics: while all modern Ducatis feature this possibly pointless but undeniably cool technology, only the top-tier sporting bikes of the 1970’s had it.  But the 750GT still had the classic round-case looks and distinctive tower-shaft and bevel gear driven single overhead cams for which the marque was famous.

From the original eBay listing: 1973 Ducati 750 GT for Sale

I recently purchased this bike from Ian Faloon in Australia. When it arrived it was so impressive that it has sat in my living room as a piece of art…. In my quest for a Sport I have reluctantly decided to find her a new home. Below is Ian’s description of his bike. Please contact me through eBay to discuss any questions you may have. Cheers

Ducati 750 GT

As I have too many 750 GTs in my collection I am reluctantly offering this superb Euro-spec 1973 750 GT for sale. This is as perfect and original 1973 750 GT you will find, and every aspect of the restoration is covered in my new forthcoming book;

NOS Inox front fender with a center brace, replacing the original fender that had two screw holes for a front license plate as required in Australia in 1973.

New German ignition coils instead of the original Ducati Electrotecnica.

This bike has been on display and not run since the restoration. The tank has no fuel and there is no battery. If you want to run this bike bear in mind that commissioning it will require a bit of fiddling with carburetors etc. It is as if you were buying a bike back in 1973 from the crate. It needs setting up. This bike can be shipped anywhere at the buyer’s expense.

If you are looking for an as new 750 GT close to the condition it left the factory in Borgo Panigale in 1973 this is it. As the restoration of this GT is featured in detail in the forthcoming book. Of course this is a forty year old motorcycle and comes with no warranty but it is a bike will real provenance.

1973 Ducati 750GT L Front

For those of you who don’t know Ian Falloon: he’s one of the foremost experts in vintage Ducatis.  There’s not much time left on this one, so if you’re in the market for a round-case Ducati, move quickly.  The price is set at $33,750 but I can’t imagine a better example to buy, considering it was built by one of the foremost Ducati restorers in the world…  If you’ve got the cash, this is the one to buy.

-tad

1973 Ducati 750GT R Loaded

The Green Frame’s big brother: 1977 Ducati Super Sport 900

For Sale: 1977 Ducati Super Sport 900 SS

When Brian wrote up the details on a 1974 Ducati “Green Frame” 750 Super Sport, little did we know that we would soon be writing up that bike’s bigger brother – and from the same collection! Fortunately for all of us, this collection contains bikes that are in impeccable shape and condition; and today’s bike is no exception.

Instead of using the cover shot of Ian Falloon’s book as an example of the breed, this seller can point to the cover of the book as this *exact* bike! That’s right, folks – not only is this a very desirable, classic Ducati, but it also comes with an impressive pedigree. With very low miles (less than 2,000!) and in its unrestored condition, this is a very presentable motorcycle one does not see often. Brian presented this pretty black/gold bike on CSBFS just a few weeks ago. Before then, the last Super Sports shown on these pages were actually published on our sister site – RareSportBikesForSale. There is a ’77 900SS similar to this one (but highly modified), and a ’80 black/gold bike. None of those bikes had quite the history as this one.

From the seller:
Up for auction is a 1977 Ducati 900 SS (Super Sport). This is a very clean motorcycle that I am selling for my Dad who is selling his collection. This bike is the exact bike that is on the cover of Ian Falloons book titled Original Ducati Sport and Super Sport. It is also pictured 15 different times from page 67 to 73.

The Vin# is DM860SS086974 and Motor # is 087129. The odometer shows 1,910 Miles.

The condition of the bike is fantastic. This is a low mile unrestored original example. There are some small chips and blemishes in the original paint. It does come with a free and clear Michigan Title.

Purists will note that the ’74 “Green Frame” 750 Super Sport is the most desireable of these classic, bevel Ducatis. However the later models of the SS line benefit from an increase in displacement to 900cc, as well as updated and more modern componentry. If you were looking for a rider rather than just a looker, the later models are probably for you.

There has also been much debate amongst the car and bike collector set with regards to the celebrity value that is added at time of sale. In this case, the celebrity aspect being the published model in a pretty well-known documentary of Ducatis. Generally speaking, the thinking is that celebrity ownership does not necessarily bring more dollars at auction, however in this case the fact that this particular bike has been so well documented must certainly add to its authenticity – and hence the value.

This bike is available at auction now, and interest has been very high. With several days remaining, there have been over 20 bids on this bike, with the current price sitting just below $30k. The reserve has still not been met, meaning that there is still plenty of time to get in on the action. To see more details, view the photos and check out the bidding wars, . Tell ’em you saw it on CSBFS!

MI