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Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction  

January 12-14, 2012


  • 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa
  • 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa
  • 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa
  • 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa
  • 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa
  • 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa
  • 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa
  • 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa
  • 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa
  • 1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa


1964 Ducati 250 F3 Corsa

Lot No. 430

Auctioned on Friday, January 13, 2012

Sold for $ 81,200

Well known sportbike manufacturer Ducati has always been deeply immersed in motorcycle roadracing, and its premier engineer, Fabio Taglioni, was a talented designer of fast motorcycles. In the 1950's, Ing. Taglioni developed an overhead cam lightweight with desmodromic valves that became the bike to beat in international lightweight racing. Later versions of this bike came with double overhead cams. Many of the world's top rider rode a Ducati lightweight at some point in their careers.

All of Ducati's single cylinder racers are beautiful, with sculpted tanks, a rounded cylinder head and interestingly designed brakes. A racebike like this is rarely seen and extremely valuable.

Walter Villa was one of the most famous GP racers of the Sixties and Seventies. Winning four GP titles in the 250 and 350 classes in 1974, 1975 and 1976. It is believed that this 250 is his personal mount, based on an inspection by his brother. Both the engine and frame have significant differences from other motorcycles built by Ducati.

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Please note this motorcycle is being sold on a Bill of Sale Only.


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