- Beautiful condition
- A rare "customer competition" machine
- A prestigious marque
- No reserve
In addition to its 125, 350 and 500, MV Agusta launched in 1953 a new 175 with overhead camshaft. Other than the normal street version, the manufacturer also offered a sportier model with a larger carburetor, aluminum wheels and other modifications. The tank of this bike, very flared at the base, was given the nickname "Disco Volante" (Flying Saucer) and a little later, MV proposed an even sportier version with an Earles fork, the Super Sport (SS). It gave way in 1955 to the "Squalo" (shark) whose style was very different because the tank was built for competition. The Squalo also received a five-speed gearbox. These bikes met a great success at that time with amateur pilots who used them for weekend races.
Formerly owned by the Italian tank specialist, Mr. Libanore, this bike has arrived in an important collection in the Burgundy region through the restorer of motorcycles G. De Marchi, from the region of Friuli, Italy. It belongs today to Artcurial SAS. It is equipped with a Squalo aluminum tank and differs from the latter in a few details: a four-speed gearbox and a magneto arranged differently. This very nice "customer competition" machine looks beautiful and will provide its owner the pure joy that excited motorcycle enthusiasts in the 1950s.