Lot 104 - 1982 Ducati 175 Bialbero
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
Having joined Ducati from Mondial in 1954, Ing. Fabio Taglioni’s first project was to design and develop what became the 98cc Grand Sport. This pushrod OHC single-cylinder racer, nicknamed the Marianna, was designed to put Ducati on the map and in Italian long distance road race events like the Milano-Taranto and Moto Giro, the Gran Sport was victorious in both 100cc and 125cc guises.
However, Ducati’s new Director, Guiseppe Montano, sought success on the world stage and so Taglioni set to work on a new engine. With bevel-drive double overhead cams, the resulting 125cc GP Bialbero was significantly more powerful than the Gran Sport, producing 16hp at 11,500rpm. This classic and faithful reproduction was rebuilt for competition in 1980. The fairing is correct dimensionally and contains an original Jaeger speedometer. Presented in restored condition and sporting a classic red Ducati colour scheme, this light-weight racer certainly looks the part.
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.