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Lot 109A: MV Augusta Disco Volante

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

MV Agusta, originally Meccanica Verghera Agusta, is a motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1945 near Milan in Cascina Costa, Italy. The company began as an offshoot of the Agusta aviation company formed by Count Giovanni Agusta in 1923. The Count died in 1927, leaving the company in the hands of his wife and sons, Domenico, Vincenzo, Mario and Corrado. Count Vincenzo Agusta together with his brother Domenico formed MV Agusta at the end of the Second World War as a means to save the jobs of employees of the Agusta firm and also to fill the post-war need for cheap, efficient transportation. The acronym MV stands for Meccanica (mechanics) Verghera, the hamlet where the first MVs were made. The company manufactured small-displacement, Café racer style motorcycles (mostly 125 to 150 cc) through the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1960s small motorcycle sales declined, and MV started producing larger displacement cycles in more limited quantities. A 250 cc, and later a 350 cc twin were produced, and a 600 cc four-cylinder evolved into a 750 cc. The Disco Volante was a particularly successful MV Augusta motorbike. It´s name comes from the Italian for Flying saucer thus called because of the distinctive shape of the fuel tank. This example is a well restored example that is completely original and features the renowned  Earless front suspension fork. The Disco is a must for any serious MV Augusta collector and this is a perfect opportunity to acquire an iconic MV Augusta.

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number109A
Estimate£10000-£14000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1956
Condition rating
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Mileage-
Chassis number409115
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)175
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