Lot 45

1974 Laverda 750 SFC

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SOLD $39,600


$40,000 - $60,000


Frame No. LAV.750 C1*17100*


750 *17100*

Car Highlights

Desirable and Iconic Hand-Built Factory Production Racer

Rare US-Specification 1974 Example; One of Just 100 Built

Photo-Documented Concours-Quality Restoration by Leading Marque Specialist Scott Potter

Retains Original Matching-Numbers Engine and Frame per Factory Records

Documented Provenance; Accompanied by Authenticity Reports from Marque Experts Ian Falloon and Marnix Van Der Schalk

Technical Specs

748 CC OHC Parallel-Twin 4-Stroke Engine

Twin Dell’Orto PHB 36 MM Carburetors

75 BHP at 7,500 RPM

5-Speed Manual Gearbox

Front Dual Brembo Disc, Rear Single Brembo Disc Brakes

Front Ceriani Telescopic Fork Suspension

Rear Swing-Arm Suspension with Twin Ceriani Telescopic Shock Absorbers

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Encouraged by the racing results achieved with the modified 750 S and 750 SF during 1969 and 1970, Laverda created the 750 SFC (C for Competizione) for 1971. The 750 SFC proved immediately successful, and it was the SFC’s prowess in endurance racing between 1971 and 1973 that created Laverda’s reputation for robustness and exceptional all-around performance. For 1974, the 750 SFC was updated with a new engine and chassis, and with the US importer Continental Motors enthusiastically promoting the marque, they commissioned two batches of 50 examples of the 750 SFC. While these differed slightly in equipment, the engine and chassis specifications were the same as the European model.

According to factory records held by authority Marnix Van Der Schalk, this US-specification 1974 Laverda 750 SFC left the Laverda factory in Breganze, Italy, on June 4, 1974. It subsequently spent some time as a racing machine and was disassembled. The current owner commissioned a ground-up restoration to the highest standard by Laverda specialist Scott Potter, documented with over 100 photos on file. The restoration was undertaken with care, retaining many original features, in particular the factory fiberglass stamps and correct seat rivets. The SFC is fitted with a steel tank for usability, but the original fiberglass tank accompanies the bike at auction. Additionally, the Laverda is documented with a report by marque specialist Peter Boggia.

This 750 SFC has been meticulously and accurately restored and is beautifully presented. One the most striking motorcycles of the era, this SFC is a rare and historically significant classic. This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a superb example of one of the finest Italian sporting motorcycles of the 1970s.

*Please note that this vehicle is sold on a Bill of Sale.


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