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1980 Ducati Si Mhr for sale - St. Louis, Missouri

$44,500 USD
1980 Ducati Si Mhr 1980 Ducati Si Mhr 1980 Ducati Si Mhr 1980 Ducati Si Mhr 1980 Ducati Si Mhr 1980 Ducati Si Mhr 1980 Ducati Si Mhr 1980 Ducati Si Mhr 1980 Ducati Si Mhr
  • Price$44,500 USD
  • Odometer12
  • Body Style
  • Stock #C00196

FOR SALE: 1980 Ducati SI MHR
St. Louis, Missouri

1980 Ducati SI MHR, Mike Hailwood #355, Very Rare Bike, Museum Piece

Mike Hailwood was one of motorcycle racings all-time greats, having won nine World Championships and seventy six Grand Prix victories with MV Agusta and Honda. His connection with ‘the scariest road race in the world†is also legendry, with 14 Tourist Trophy wins. He also competed in 50 Formula 1 car Grand Prixâ€s and LeMans series races.

In 1978 Mike Hailwood was enticed out of retirement to compete in the Isle of Man TT races on a NCR Ducati 900 prepared by Sports Motorcycles of Manchester England.

He won the Senior TT event beating Phil Read on a Honda GB.

To commemorate this historic victory, Ducati decided to build a small batch of Mike Hailwood Replicas. It was never intended to become a permanent addition to the Ducati line up, but by the early to mid-1980s became their biggest seller. But it is only the early 1979 and 1980 models, known as the ‘series one†that are collectable having been built on the Super Sport platform. The later models were built in far greater numbers and are less of a sports bike. The series two 1981-82 is more a Grand Sport machine and the series three 1983-84 is more a Grand Touring machine. The series four for 1985 grew to 1000cc and is barely recognizable from the original masterpiece.

The series ones are recognized by the DM860SS frame number prefix. The later models were prefixed DM900SS. The total production for the series one models numbered approximately 600. The first 200 for 1979 had a plastic cover over the steel 900SS gas tank and a rather crude seat arrangement. This combined with a dull brick red paint and olive drab paint scheme with fewer decals. It made for a rather unattractive looking machine. These bikes were an instant smash hit, and were sold out immediately. So a further 100 were produced. These are the 1979 ½ models.

For 1980 production totaled 300 machines. It still had all the highly desirable Super Sport options, including one-piece fairing, Conti silencers, and 40mm pumper carbs with chip pan filters and no side panels. But also came with a proper steel gas tank and a suitable seat along with attractive bright red and green paint and decals.

No ‘series ones†were officially imported to the United States, and only a few are here now. Making this bike one of the most sought after collectable Ducatiâ€s available.

Do not confuse the ‘series ones†with the later lesser models.

This bike is number #355. The 1980 models were #300 - #600. It was originally purchased from Mike Hailwood at his shop Hailwood and Gould in Birmingham England. It came to America 20 years ago and has been in a private museum, and is now being offered to the decimating collector/investor.

With the 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sports now priced into six figures. This even rarer model should soon catch up and may likely surpass them.

The bike comes with many MOT inspection certificates and tax discs showing its history and usage. Recently it had a recommissioning with a full brake and carburetor overhaul.   The mileage of 19,576 kms (12,083 miles) is original. It has a US and UK title.

Gas has been drained and battery removed for storage and display. We are selling this incredible machine for a client of ours and all technical questions will be answered as quickly as possible but may take time to get as he has limited access. Sold on a clean, mileage exempt US title.

VIN#DM86055900355

Please see our other auctions for an equally rare 1981 Ducati NCR

About This Dealership:

We are here for you at MotoeXotica Classic Cars and will ensure your online buying experience will be a pleasurable one from start to finish. We are now in our 10th year selling on Ebay with over 1,200 positive feedbacks! MotoeXotica was one of the Pioneer Classic Car dealers on Ebay and have seen a lot of dealers come and go. We have a brick and mortar 30,000 sq. ft. building on 5 acres in St. Louis, MO to serve you; we like to sell our cars the same way as we would like to purchase them, fairly and honestly. We ask for a nominal $500.00 credit card deposit and give you a 7 day grace period to inspect the car. If you find the car not to your liking we will refund your deposit with no questions asked should you get here and not like the vehicle. We all know that the financial times right now are tough. With the stock market being so volatile and investments becoming less valuable, many people are turning to the classic car market to invest their money. Putting your money into a hard asset that you can enjoy everyday is becoming a very popular option, especially now when the marketplace is lower then it’s been in many years. We invite you to put your money into a vehicle that is fun to own and brings back memories of when you were younger. We offer financing through two of the best lenders in the industry. If you visit www.jjbest.com or www.woodsidecredit.com they are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10,000 to $500,000, and flexible terms of up to 12 years, you can get financed for as low as 6.99%. About MotoeXotica.com Classic Cars: After 22 years of selling classic cars, Motoexotica has branched out as St. Louis’ Premier Classic & Exotic public car auction. Our number one goal is to provide service that is above and beyond the highest expectations for both buyers and sellers alike. In order to maintain this goal, we have joined forces with Manheim, the premier Auction House in St. Louis.
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