Prestigious Ducati Collection To Be Auctioned In Las Vegas January 9, 2014

DucCollection1Following the recent news of the Pierce Museum collection of Harley-Davidsons headlining January’s Las Vegas motorcycle auction, Bonhams is very pleased to announce the addition of another truly impressive collection, that of Silverman Museum Racing. Comprised of Italian thoroughbreds, the Silverman collection is renowned for having the best of the best. Like the world-famous Silverman collection of Native American artifacts, universally regarded as one of the best in existence, the collection of Ducati motorcycles is likewise second to none.

DucCollection2Following the owner’s passion for racing and, indeed, the DNA of the marque itself, most of the collection is built around competition models. For instance, featured is a 1973 750SS Imola Short Stroke. Based on the motorcycle that roared to victory in the 1972 Imola GP capturing both first and second places with factory riders Paul Smart and Bruno Spaggiari, this is the model that launched the Ducati legend. As Classic Driver wrote, with “an engine note as moving as an opera by Verdi and curves as beguiling as Sophia Loren’s” it is the all-time favorite model from the Bologna manufacturer.

Then there is a rare 1974 750SS Green Frame Round Case – never sold new in the US – with its boisterous symphony, powerful motor and low production numbers that represents one of the finest and most desirable of all Ducatis. And a brand new 1978 Ducati 900 NCR, the same model that propelled legendary racer Mike Hailwood to a victorious comeback (after an 11 year hiatus!) at the Isle of Man and Mallory Park.

Perhaps most noteworthy, however, is the original condition 1984 750SS TT1 campaigned by Pablo Real. In addition to being the progenitor of the extremely successful four-valve Ducati racers that paved the way for world Superbike domination, TT1 models are nearly as rare as hen’s teeth and never come up for sale, let alone one with documented race history. Better still, not one but two TT1s are being offered!

The Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction will take place at Bally’s Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, January 9th.  Detailed information about each motorcycle will be listed in the published catalog available in December. To order a catalog, register to bid in person or by phone, and to learn more about other motorcycles in this anticipated auction, visit Bonhams Vegas.


5 Responses to “Prestigious Ducati Collection To Be Auctioned In Las Vegas January 9, 2014”

  1. 1 Samual Nov 19th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Like this old Duc.

  2. 2 Rodent Nov 19th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Bring lots of money, these Ducs ain’t going to be cheap!

  3. 3 burnout Nov 19th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Wow! Step up Fredp……………….. peace

  4. 4 Terence Tory Nov 20th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    The short stroker,the green frame and the Hailwood NCR 900 are quality collectables.The rest of the Ducatis listed are not really in that league in either the history of the marque or racing history.There is no real shortage of green frame 750s for people who have over 100K to spend because they produced hundreds of them.

  5. 5 nicker Nov 20th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Like Jimmy Carter… I’ll confess to “lusting”….
    But this stuff is gonna be well out-a range of this poor scooter tramp’s budget…… 🙁


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