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Bonhams Auction ex-works MV Agusta 500

Anyone know how much this went for, estimate was 160,00 to 180,000 pounds, just interested to know if met the reserve?

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/publi...cyclesStafford
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What about Phil Read's own F4? How much did that go for?


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no details on the web site however a 1977 750 America with 46klms sold for 30,000.00 pounds
very happy about that as mine is 1975, frame 002 first production bike (001 was the protoype)
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That is one gorgeous machine
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Hi JSM,

That is one beautiful MV Agusta 750s America you have there, 002 as well, certainly an ever appreciating collectors bike.

Back in 1974 the MV Agusta 750s, model before yours was my dream machine but at 2,500 UK pounds then, was way out of my reach, looks like it would have been a good investment though if I could have found the cash, and 30 years of pure joy in owning it thrown in for good measure.

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Do you know what ever happened to 001?

Do you know how many of 750s America circa 1975 were produced?

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I don't know how many were produced from the factory but I recall reading somewhere that only about 50 were ever sold in the UK.


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Hi JSM,

That is one beautiful MV Agusta 750s America you have there, 002 as well, certainly an ever appreciating collectors bike.

Back in 1974 the MV Agusta 750s, model before yours was my dream machine but at 2,500 UK pounds then, was way out of my reach, looks like it would have been a good investment though if I could have found the cash, and 30 years of pure joy in owning it thrown in for good measure.

Couple of questions?

Do you know what ever happened to 001?

Do you know how many of 750s America circa 1975 were produced?

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dont know what happened to 001 but here are a couple of pics of it, was used as US press bike note different tank and side cover branding
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What about Phil Read's own F4? How much did that go for?
Hi John,

Found the following result on the Bonhams website for Phil Read's f4 750

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/publi...&iSaleNo=15320

Lot 562 The Property of Phil Read, MBE,2000 MV 750cc F4 £9,600

Others of interest from this auction:

Lot 561 1976 MV Agusta Monza £15,000

Lot 550 c.1978 MV Agusta 862cc Magni Racing Motorcycle £19,000

Lot 546 1958 MV Agusta 175cc £2,700

Lot 551 46 kilometres from new,c.1977 MV Agusta 750S America £30,000

No record of the ex works 500 though, so guess she didn't meet the reserve.
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this was one of Phil Reads efforts also
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