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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Disco Volante on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MV-Ag...#ht_521wt_1167

Very nice looking Disco Volante in southern California. Surprised no one here has mentioned it.

I have no connection to this machine. Just sharing the link. Lots more photos on the ebay listing.

I've met the seller many times and bought parts from him. Seen the bike a couple times but never been able to note the frame number. For future reference, as of today it is bid up to $15.2k, and has met reserve.
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I saw this too very nice bike too add to ones collection


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Once I become independently wealthy (probably in my next life) I will buy something like this.....meanwhile, I just drool and dream.

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A lovely bike and a very good buy for some lucky purchaser - Congratulations to the him or her

A 175 CS (call it Disco Volante or Discette without starting any arguments) is the missing piece in the jigsaw of my collection & NO I wasn't the buyer if anyone was wondering


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Very attractive machine.
For future reference - Sold at USD $16,100.00


1954 MV 175 CSS Super Sport
1957 MV 175 CS Modello Sport
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 10:32 PM
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I would say that is a reasonable price for an authentic Disco, am I right?
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I would say that is a reasonable price for an authentic Disco, am I right?
Do a search for 2013 Las Vegas auction results. Prices on good looking Disco Volantes are almost double from just a few years ago.


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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-15-2013, 04:35 PM
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I'm surprised this thread hasn't started debating this 175 CS authenticity? Many of you here have quite strongly previously stated that a 175 CS with a Disco tank was never made after 1954. This bike was sold as a '55.
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I'm surprised this thread hasn't started debating this 175 CS authenticity? Many of you here have quite strongly previously stated that a 175 CS with a Disco tank was never made after 1954. This bike was sold as a '55.
Are you referring to this thread? http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showth...t=54076&page=2

My opinion is in there somewhere IIRC that Disco tanks were not shown in MV literature published after 1954. Make of that what you will. Not sure what others said.

Sadly my caution and skepticism of accepted Disco lore has caused some here hurt feelings, even tho I was just trying to be helpful and share knowledge. So excuse me for not rushing in...

There's advice enough already on this forum to help buyers evaluate a Disco MV... just use the search bar, type in "Disco" and read up! Then if you have questions, maybe you can get them answered on this forum. (If an owner PM's me their MV 175 numbers and good photos, I'll be helpful if I can) Just don't shoot the messenger! :-)


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Yes Ivan, exactly the thread I'm talking about ....

A few statements like:

-"I believe only 500 CSS's were ever produced, and a small number of CS's with telescopic forks were produced along side those in 1954 only (with the Disco tank). In 1955 the tank design changed and was never reproduced by the factory".

-"99% of the documentation out there states the Disco Volante Steel tank was only produced in 1954".

-"IMHO the only genuine "Disco Volante" will be a 1954 175 MV Modello Sport or Super Sport. Personally I have found no proof that the Disco tank form was fitted by the factory after 1954".

Then again, other people in other threads state differently. I for one can't believe that there is not some sort of authority on these to set the record straight (from the factory perhaps). It's all just 'from my research' and advertising photos .... seems all too mysterious compared to anything else in the vintage transportation arena.

Oh well, in the meantime I'm still searching for the 'correct' tank for my bike as I would never want to pass something off for something it's not!
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