1973 Ducati 450 Scrambler

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Mileage 
    14 000 km / 8 700 mi
  • Chassis number 
    DM450S 466050
  • Engine number 
    DM450 459962
  • Lot number 
    98
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Colour  
    Yellow
  • Location

Description

• Wonderful example of 1st series with "wide crankcases", never restored
• Original license plate, uniproprietor until 2019
• Original registration and service documents
• 14,000 km overall, deemed original
The Ducati Scrambler was born as a development of the 175 and 200 Motocross models, which were quite successful in the United States of America. In order to satisfy the rampant fashion of enduro bikes of those years, the American importers of Ducati, the brothers Joseph and Michael Berliner of the Berliner Motor Company, asked the company from Borgo Panigale to produce a motorcycle that could satisfy the demands of their customers.
In 1962, the Scrambler 250 was introduced. A true forerunner of today's "all terrain" motorcycles, it was equipped with the classic single-cylinder engine designed by Engineer Taglioni. In 1967, the 350 was introduced and in 1969 the 450 was conceived. It was provided with a "wide crankcase" engine, which immediately made it the most sought-after and requested version. The attractive line and bright colours made the Scrambler one of the most iconic motorcycles of that period, embodying the spirit of freedom and change of the 70s.
This 1973 Scrambler 450 was sold, brand new, by the Ducati dealer Carlo Cenna in Milan to its first owner. Over the years, this bike has been part of an important collection and has never undergone any kind of restoration. Yet, it maintains an excellent level of preservation of the bodywork and its components. Over the years, the bike has been modified only with the addition of the turn signals, as often happened after 1982, to make it comply with the Highway Code. This Scrambler remained on the same property until it was sold to its current owner in 2019.
Still equipped with its first Alessandria license plate and only in need of a mechanical overhaul due to its years of downtime, this Ducati is ready to revive the spirit of the 70s to the present day.