Stumbled across this in an old album. Didn’t see it posted anywhere.
Man I’m a sucker for a nice Laverda but this is a whole new level!
An alert reader gave me a heads up on this bike. Really sweet build! See the BREGANZANE-ICR BIKES sitefor more info and pics.
More “bikes from the parking lot” at Riding Into History.
Another lovely Laverda
Scott Potter sent in this nice Laverda along with a link to the David Omer site where there some other nice shots.
Poster bike for this years www.harvestclassic.org
Sweet Laverda 750 SF “out in the wild”.
Outstanding Laverda 750 SF2 “Before and After” restoration pics.
There’s a real satisfaction that’s hard to explain to have literally held your classic motorcycle’s crankshaft in your hands and brought the bike all the way back. That’s one hell of a save for one hell of a nice classic. Thanks to Brian Conner for the album links. Here’s a link to the complete smugmug album thread. Great Stuff.
And a few from the trip there. See the link above for the whole album.
Sweet! A Laverda 750 based cafe racer.
A stunning Laverda 750SFC at auction. Bonhams Auction House.
Thank You once again to Katherine Boyle at Bonhams for the beautiful photo of the Laverda and the information on the auctions.
JAPANESE AND ITALIAN MOTORCYCLES JOIN THE LINE UP AT BONHAMS STAFFORD AUCTION
A wonderful selection of classic Italian and Japanese motorcycles are among the highlights of Bonhams annual sale at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in Stafford on 16th October 2011.
The 1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica in the auction is offered for sale by its original owner and has covered fewer than 23,000 miles from new. A landmark model that kept Ducati afloat during the 1980s, the Hailwood Replica owes its existence to Mike’s legendary Isle of Man TT comeback victory in the 1978 Production Race riding an ex-works NCR bike entered and prepared by Manchester-based Ducati dealer, Sports Motor Cycles. Unrestored, the Ducati comes with full history from new (estimate £7,000 – 10,000).
Another Italian thoroughbred, but even rarer, the 250cc Villa V4 on offer is a faithful replica of Francesco Villa’s doomed Grand Prix racer of 1969, which was rendered obsolete by the FIM’s rule change limiting the class to a maximum of two cylinders. Constructed by an ex-Villa employee using many genuine original parts, the Villa was completed in 2008 and has been tested by Alan Cathcart for ‘Classic Racer’ magazine (£25,000 – 34,000).
The Laverda 750SFC production racer is one of the most sought after of post-war Italian motorcycles and the 1971 model in the sale was originally campaigned by the UK importers, Slater Brothers. Known as ‘Leaping Lena’, the Laverda was track tested at Silverstone in 1971 by Ray Knight for Motorcyclist Illustrated magazine. Its first private owner was the late Jim Berkheimer, founding president of the Laverda Owners Club. The machine passed to the current owner in 1975 (£35,000-40,000).
No Stafford October sale would be complete without a healthy compliment of Japanese motorcycles and this year’s line-up is a headed by an important collection of wonderfully restored Kawasaki’s including: 1969 Kawasaki 498cc H1 (£8,000-10,000), 1973 Kawasaki 746cc Z2 (£8,000-10,000), 1973 Kawasaki 900cc Z1 (£10,000-12,000), 1974 Kawasaki 903cc Z1A (£7,000-9,000) and 1975 Kawasaki 903cc Z1B (£7,000-9,000).
Ben Walker, Head of Motorcycles at Bonhams, comments, “These machines are firmly in keeping with the ethos of the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show as well as reflecting the growing interest and enthusiasm in machines of the 60s and 70s.”
For sale enquiries please contact Ben Walker on 08700 273616 or email@example.com
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