Devil is in the Detail with a Ducati

A rare 1975 Ducati 750 Sport is going under the Charterhouse gavel in their specialist auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Wednesday 30th June.

“It is a striking looking motorcycle in super original condition.” Commented George Beale. “When new, this was an expensive and desirable machine. Today they are rare to see in Italy and even rarer in the UK.”

This Ducati has had a pampered life since 1975, having covered under 26,000 miles in 46 years. It was purchased by the Charterhouse client in 1978 and has been cherished by him ever since and comes to auction with a dual seat which was an optional extra in the time.

Coming from a West Country collection of road motorcycles, the owner has struggled to ride the motorbike recently due to a neck injury. Despite being very fond of this Ducati he took the tough decision to let a fellow Ducati enthusiast enjoy the bike.

During the decades of ownership, one thing the vendor could not tie up was the serial number stamped on the bike did not match the number recorded on the V5C registration document.

Thankfully classic and vintage motorcycle expert George Beale at Charterhouse thought it very unlikely the motorcycle had been changed in any way. Within a few minutes of looking at the bike George worked out the owner was looking at the homologation number and found the frame number hiding behind the headlamp and was able to confirm the bike is an original matching numbers motorcycle.

Estimated at £28,000-32,000 in the Charterhouse auction being held at The Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford, Somerset on Wednesday 30th June this low mileage and low ownership Ducati 750 Sport is certainly going to create a stir amongst collectors.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for this specialist auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Wednesday 30th June and for their auction of classic & vintage also at Haynes, on Thursday 15th July.

George Beale and the team of experts at Charterhouse can be contacted for entries at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 bikes@charterhouse-auction.com

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1975 Ducati 750 Sport £28,000-32,000 in the Charterhouse classic and vintage motorcycle auction