18/01/2012 RM Sale of Saltarelli Ducati Collection: Update
We recently announced that RM Auctions would be selling one of the world’s most important Ducati collections, at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique on 10 to 12 May. RM has now released fuller details on the legendary Saltarelli Collection – plus some ex-Works racing machines and memorabilia directly from the Ducati factory.
An incredible 100 motorcycles will be offered ‘without reserve’, including some highly noteworthy race machines. Among these is the 1970 Ex-Works Ducati 450 Desmo ‘Corsa’, as displayed at the Ducati museum in Bologna in recent years, and a 1990 Ex-Works Ducati 888 SBK, ridden in period by Giancarlo Falappa. Then there are the two 750SS race bikes from the 1970s: ‘Race Number 1’, the mount of works rider Franco Uncini, and ‘Race Number 23’, which scored a number of victories and podium finishes during the 1974 and 1975 seasons, often in the hands of Carlo Saltarelli himself.
To pick just a few of the other lots, there’s a...
...1956 Ducati 125 Moto Giro F3, an original factory-built privateer racing machine
...1979 Ducati 860 Mike Hailwood Replica Series 1, an original, un-restored and desirable bike “in good order”
...2000 Ducati 900MHE, a delivery-mileage ex-motor show machine
...1970 Ducati 450 Desmo Scrambler, “original, un-restored and very desirable”
...1997 ex-Team Gio.Ca.Moto Ducati 748R, in yellow livery
and a 1970 Ducati 250 Desmo ‘Silver Shotgun’, an “excellent, older restoration”.