Lot 145 - 1971 12965 750SF
|Odometer reading||32 miles|
|Estimate||£3,000 - £4,500|
|Result||Sold - £3,136|
The inspiration for the Laverda 75 SF dates back to 1964, when 25-year-old Laverda general manager Massimo Laverda, toured the U.S. for a firsthand impression of the burgeoning market here. Although Laverda had made its name in Europe with small-bore singles and twins, Massimo returned to Italy convinced that the future lay in the large-capacity machines which were capable of covering distance with ease. The new bike was a minor sensation when shown in 1966 at the Earls Court Show in London and went on sale in 1968. In 1970, Laverda introduced the improved SF or Super Freni (Super Brakes), where previous 750S had relied on Grimeca twin-leading-shoe stoppers, the new SF used a twin-leading system designed by none other than Francesco Laverda who'd earlier questioned the viability of a big twin in the company's portfolio. Visually identifiable by an exhaust balance pipe to smooth out power flow connecting just downstream of the cylinder head, the new 750SF further benefited from a new frame and other enhancements to improve handling and reliability.
Originally acquired in 2010 as a project to restore, time has unfortunately, intervened. It arrived in 2010 with a full MoT test certificate, a V5C, as well as a number of Invoices for parts from Laverda specialists both in this country and abroad.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.