SPECIALIST VEHICLE STORAGE IN EXETER FOR CARS AND MOTORCYCLES

SPECIALIST VEHICLE STORAGE IN EXETER FOR CARS AND MOTORCYCLES

Specialist car and motorcycle storage in Exeter.  Road cars to race cars, road bikes, off road bikes and race bikes. Full collections considered.

Secure and dry indoor facility. Short term or long term storage in a modern building.

Minimum hire – 3 months. Access by appointment only. All types of machines welcome.

Collection and delivery service available at extra cost to be arranged.

CARS : £120 plus VAT per month

MOTORCYCLES : £39.95 plus VAT per month.

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PORSCHE 911 993 TURBO X50 LHD

PORSCHE 911 993 TURBO X50 LHD

PORSCHE 911 TURBO X50 LHD. First registered in Germany in October 1996. Only one recorded keeper who kept the car until 2014.  Only 46,512 miles from new. Left hand drive.

The car is a full spec factory X50, so it has the factory fitted 450bhp engine with the X54 slash cut factory sports exhaust. Full options are still on the label under the bonnet.
EQUIPMENT
LHD, Factory X50 450 bhp engine with sports exhaust, Front air ducts, Seat heating left (139), Stronger battery (197), Limited Slip Differential (LSD) with 40% lock (220), Active Brake Differential (ABD) (224), Headlamp washer (288), Sticker (323), without ECE-regulations, Rear 3-point seat belts (335), 4-wheel drive (339), Seat heating right (340), 18-inch Technology wheels with lightweight hollow spokes (408), Holder for cassettes and coins (423), Rear window wiper (425), 8-way electrical seat left (437), 8-way electrical seat right (438), Automatic speed control (454), Wheel locks (455), Manual gearbox 6-speed (480), Sound system (490), Immobiliser (530), Alarm (534), 92-litre fuel tank (545), Front airbags (562), Front fog lights (566), Top-tinted windscreen (567), Air conditioner (573), Rear window/roof spoiler (599), Litronic Xenon headlamps (601), Electric sunroof (650), Electric windows (651), Power steering (657), Onboard computer (659), OBD 2 on-Board Diagnostics (660), Rear seats (685), Leather rear seats (936), Luggage compartment velour carpet (975), Leather dashboard and door panels (981), Leather front seats (983), Temperature control type heated seat (P14),

Ocean blue metallic with black soft leather
Silver wheels with red brake calipers
Nokia sound deadening premium sound system with telephone pack
Electric heated adjustable sports seats
Electric windows, sunroof and mirrors
Crested headrests
Signature door cills
Sports steering wheel
6 speed gearbox
white face instruments with chrome package
Spare wheel package
450hp (331kw):
XE7 – additional oil cooler for 993 Turbo S
XLB – Twin pipe exhaust 993 Turbo S
XLC – K24 Turbos inc. adapted ECU for 993 Turbo S.
X54 for the slash cut performance oval chrome exhaust pipes.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Ocean blue metallic, this Turbo looks sensational.

The paint work is exceptional . Ownership has clearly been fastidious and it appears the car dry stored throughout its life with an impeccable undercarriage, and a near new factory quality finish across lights, glass, rubbers and plastics.

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INTERIOR
The cabin is covered with soft black leather, extending to the dashboard and door panels. Both front seats present in excellent order, they are heated with 8-way electrical operation for maximum comfort control. All the controls retains a fresh texture and operate as they should.

Under the bonnet the options sticker still remains, with all tools still present beneath the front carpet.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The engine compartment and underside are notably clean, leaving no doubt that this example has been very well maintained and stored throughout its life. The flat-six Turbo provides a huge rush of acceleration, completing the 0-60 dash in a mere 3.4 seconds.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
All of the alloys are in excellent condition and are shod in a matching set of Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, which have plenty of tread remaining. The red Porsche calipers are immaculate, and the discs and pads only show minimal wear.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new in October 1996 this very high spec LHD Turbo has been very well maintained.

The 993 Turbo coupé was introduced in 1995. It featured a new twin turbocharged  engine displacing 3.6 liters and generating a maximum power output of 408 PS (300 kW; 402 hp). Air-to-air intercoolers, electronic engine management, redesigned cylinder heads and other modified engine internals completed the new engine. The 993 Turbo was the first 911 Turbo with all wheels drive, taken from the 959 flagship model. The electronic engine management helped the Turbo to achieve fuel efficiency far superior to its predecessors. In connection with two catalytic converters and an on-board-diagnostics-system including four oxygen-sensors, the 993 Turbo was the cleanest sports car of its time. The Turbo’s bodywork differs from the Carrera by widened rear wheel arches (approximately 6 cm), redesigned front and rear bumper moldings, and a fixed “whale tail” rear wing housing the intercoolers. New 18 in (460 mm) alloy wheels with hollow spokes were standard.

The factory X50 pack increased the performance of the engine to 450bhp.

The 993 Turbo was one of the first production cars in the world to have OBDII disagnostics system. (the 3.8-litre and GT versions didn’t have that system, and the normally aspirated 993 variants didn’t get it until 1996 model year). The successors of the 993 Turbo since have had water-cooled heads. The car also had brakes that were larger than those on the base Carrera model.

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2004 FERRARI ENZO BLACK

2004 FERRARI ENZO

FERRARI ENZO – First registered in March 2004 and only two owners from new. Nero black metallic with black leather interior piped in red. Full service history with two owners and only 12,912kms from new. EU car with taxes paid.

The Enzo Ferrari (also unofficially referred to as the Ferrari Enzo) is a a 12 cylinder mid enngine sports car named after the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari It was built in 2002 using  Formula 1 technology, such as a carbon fibre body, F1-style electro hydraulic gear shift transmission, and  carbon fibre reinforced silica carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite disc brakes. Also used are technologies not allowed in F1 such as active aerodynamics and traction control. The Enzo Ferrari generates incredibly high amounts of  downforce which is achieved by the front underbody flaps, the small adjustable rear spoiler and the rear diffuser working in conjunction, 3363  newtons (756 pounds force) is generated at 124 mph (200 km/h) 7602 Newtons (1709 pounds force) is attained at 186 mph (299 km/h) before decreasing to 5738 Newtons (1290 pounds force) at top speed.

The Enzo’s F140B V12 engine was the first of a new generation for Ferrari. It is based on the design of the V8 engine found in the Maserati Quattroporte, using the same basic design and 104 mm (4.1 in) bore spacing. This design replaced the former architectures seen in V12 and V8 engines used in most other contemporary Ferraris. The 2005 F430 is the second Ferrari to get a version of this new powerplant. Ferrari developed the Ferrari FXX Corse Cliente from this car.

Price : €POA

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McLAREN P15 SENNA

McLAREN P15 SENNA

 

New McLaren P15 Senna. Specification yet to be confirmed, so you can choose your options preference – colour / interior / MSO etc.. Early delivery car UK or Euro.

The McLaren P15 Senna is a limited-production mid engine supercar sportscar manufactured by McLaren Automotive,. The car is the latest addition to the McLaren Ultimate Series, joining the F1 and the P1; however, it is not a direct successor to either of those cars. It was revealed to the world online by the company on December 10, 2017, with the official debut taking place at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Production will be limited to 500 units, with each car hand-built at the McLaren production centre in Woking. The car pays tribute to the late F1 driver Ayrton Senna and his accomplishments with the company’s Formula One Team, ( back in the days when F1 had some characters and they actually raced each other : )

Specifications

McLaren’s main focus, while designing the Senna was to achieve faster lap times. In order to do so, McLaren developed a lightweight design that incorporated many aerodynamic elements.

The McLaren P15 Senna is largely based on the McLaren 720S, using a  modified version of its carbon fibre monocoque and twin-turbocharged engine. The Senna is powered by an uprated version of the 720S’ 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 dubbed the M840TR. It uses a seven-speed  dual clutch transmission that delivers all 800 PS (588 kW; 789 hp) and 590 lb⋅ft (800 N⋅m) to the rear wheels. Unlike the previous offering in the Ultimate Series, the P1, the Senna does not use an electric motor in favour of its low dry weight of 1,198 kg (2,641 lb), which allows for a power to weight ratio of 658 hp (491 kW; 667 PS) per ton. Seriously powerful.

Carbon fibre aerodynamic pieces constitute the car, with a large double-element rear wing, double-element diffuser, F1 -inspired roof scoop, front and side air intakes, rear air louvres, and large front fenders. Inside a panel beside the intakes is a small set of mini-canards. Areas of low pressure are accompanied using high-performance radiators. The car uses dihedral doors, like the other previous models in the Ultimate Series, and also has optional windows applied on the lower area of its doors.

The Senna uses a brand-new generation of Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, containing a new compound that has three and a half times better thermal conductivity than before, making the brakes smaller and lighter. It also features a new set of central-locking alloy wheels designed for Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R tires. Its central design is a new generation of McLaren’s monocoque named MonoCage III, which contributes to the car’s dry weight.The interior largely comprised of exposed carbon fibre, with seats that can be upholstered in alcantara or leather, depending on the customer’s preference. Behind the two seats is room large enough for two helmets and race suits, noting the car’s minimalist and track focused design. The car utilises McLaren’s hydraulic RaceActive Chassis Control II (RCC II) suspension along with double-wishbone control arms.

Performance statistics

In February 2018, McLaren released the full performance statistics of the track-oriented McLaren P15 Senna model:

  • 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h): 2.2 seconds.
  • 0–124 mph (0–200 km/h): 6.8 seconds.
  • 0–186 mph (0–299 km/h): 17.5 seconds.
  • Standing quarter-mile: 9.9 seconds.
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 659 hp/tonne.
  • Top speed: 211 mph (340 km/h) (redline limited).

Production

Every car will be hand-built at the McLaren facility in Woking, UK. with a production run of just 500 units, all of which are already sold. The McLaren Senna is listed at the price of £750,000 ($837,000) with the final car auctioned at a price of £1,916,793 ($2,670,000). Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2018.

PRICE : £POA

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MERCEDES BENZ G WAGON G63 AMG LHD

MERCEDES BENZ G WAGON G63 AMG

 

Mercedes Benz G Wagon G63 AMG LHD 4 wheel drive – 2017, 33,506 miles. Obsidian black metallic with Designo black leather and Black Piano lacquer hardwood, Fully equipped according to std spec on the G63 AMG version, Other extra equipment; AMG Red Brake Caliper, Blind Spot Assist, Mercedes Emergency Call System, Hermes Communication Module with Live Traffic Info, Rear Seat Entertainment with dual monitor rear, Tv Tuner, MB Comand On-line, Harman Kardon Logic 7 Surround Premium Sound Pack, Smartphone Integrated Car play, Park Assist pack Parktronic, Active Distance Assist Distronic, Electric Roof Rack, Tilt Function, Heated Windshield Wipers, Rear-luggage compartment, Designo interior Dinamica Black, Interior mood light pack, Parking camera rear, AMG Speed ​​Shift Plus 7G-Tronic, Heating in the front and rear seats, Seat Comfort Pack, Enclosures in stainless exterior pack, Designo Exclusive Pack.

Development started in 1972, focusing on 4 wheel drive off-road abilities and maximum safety and comfort; with a cooperative agreement between Daimler Benz and Steyr Puch in Graz, Austria. Mercedes-Benz engineers in Stuttgart were in charge of design and testing, while the team in Graz developed the production plans. The first wooden model was presented to Daimler-Benz management in 1973, with the first drivable prototype beginning various testing including German coalfields, the Sahara Desert, and the Arctic Circle in 1974. Construction commenced on a new production facility in Graz, where the new cross-country vehicle would be assembled nearly entirely by hand in 1975, with production of the “G Model” beginning in Graz in 1979. In 1980, the Vatican took delivery of a specially made G-Wagen outfitted with a clear thermoplastic top which served as the Pope mobile. The “Papa G” later took up permanent residence at the MB museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

The first major refinements were introduced in 1981, including an automatic transmission, air conditioning, an auxiliary fuel tank, protective headlamp grilles and a cable winch. Fuel injection became available in 1982, when the 230 GE was introduced in Turin, along with more comfortable and supportive front seats, auxiliary heating, wider tires and fender flares. For 1985, differential locks, central door locking and a tachometer became standard and by 1986 over 50,000 G Models had been produced.

The G-Wagen was facelifted in 1990. In 1989, for the 10th anniversary of the G Model, a new model variant with permanent 4-wheel drive, a wood-trimmed interior and optional Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) debuted at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. Production began the following April. For 1992, a new sub-series for professional users began production. The civilian model began to offer cruise control, a stainless-steel spare-tire cover, running boards and Burl Walnut wood interior trim. The same year, the 100,000th G Model was built in Graz. In 1994, the model line was officially renamed the G-Class. Ventilated front disc brakes and a driver’s air bag became standard. In 1996 the automatic transmission became an electronically controlled 5-speed unit. Headlamp washers, cruise control and a front passenger’s air bag were added. In 1998, the range-topping G 500 with a 296 hp V 8 was introduced for series production.

For 1999 a limited run of V 8 powered “G 500 Classic” special editions marked the model’s 20th anniversary. A multifunction steering wheel was added to all models. Later in the year, the new G 55 AMG debuts as the most powerful G-Class yet, with 354 hp. The U.S. market launch of the G-Class took place in 2001. New alloy wheels, a chrome grille and body-color bumpers plus a more luxurious cabin were introduced. New dynamic control systems included the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake Assist and the 4 wheel Electronic Traction System (4 ETS). The G 55 AMG was upgraded in 2004 with a supercharged V 8 engine developing 476 hp. In Siberia in 2006, a documentary filmmaker was the first foreigner to reach the world’s coldest region with a passenger vehicle in winter, driving a stock G 500 nearly 19,000 km without a single breakdown, in temperatures as frigid as −63˚F/-53 °C.

A new version was expected for 2007, but the new GL-Class did not replace the G-Wagen, and it will continue to be hand-built in Graz, Austria at an annual production of 4,000 to 6,000 units. In February 2009, Magna Steyr, an operating unit of Magna International , announced that it signed an agreement with Daimler AG to extend the production of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria until 2015. Besides the production, the further development of the G-Class by Daimler’s subsidiary MB Graz since 1992.

For 2007 the output of the G 55 AMG was raised to an even 500 hp. Bi Xenon headlamps, corner-illuminating front foglamps and new scratch-resistant nano-particle paint finishes were offered for the first time. In 2008 more-refined instrumentation and controls were included in the G-Class cabin, along with the COMMAND system with hard-drive-based navigation, a rear view camera, voice control, Bluetooth and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The Vatican receives a new white “Popemobile” based on a G 500. 2009 marked the 30th anniversary of the vehicle, with over 200,000 units having been manufactured in Graz since 1979.

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LAND ROVER DEFENDER DOUBLE CAB PICK UP

LAND ROVER DEFENDER DOUBLE CAB PICK UP

Land Rover Defender Double Cab Pick Up 110 DCPU SE Limited Edition – 2016, 21,605 miles, Corris Grey Metallic With Ebony Tan Premium Leather Interior, Fully equipped according to standard spec on Defender 110 DCPU with SE package, Additional extras; Contrasting roof in Santorini black metallic, Air conditioning

 

Leather steering wheel, Premium design leather with contrast Tan leather, Cubby box, Textile mat set, Radio with CD and Mp3 and Aux connection, Metallic paint, Electric tow hook connection, Footsteps on the sides and back, Screen widths painted in Santorini Black metallic, Gloss Black Sawtooth rims and additional spare wheel in the same design color.

Lockable wheel nuts, Convenience Pack, Sprinkler, Cold Climate Pack, Electric lifts, Central locking with remote, Roof rack with side lights and side lights, Front and rear light gates, Snorkel, Aluminium guard panels on the windshields, winch.

 

Exceptional condition and looks new. Not used off road. One owner from new.

 FULL LAND ROVER SERVICE HISTORY
ONE OWNER FROM NEW

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Production of the model now known as the Defender began in 1983 as the Land Rover 110, a name which reflected the 110-inch (2,800 mm) length of the wheelbase. The Land Rover 90, with 93-inch (2,362 mm) wheelbase, and Land Rover 127, with 127-inch (3,226 mm) wheelbase, soon followed.

Superficially there is little to distinguish the post-1983 vehicles from the Series III Land Rover. A full-length bonnet, revised grille, plus the fitting of wheel arch extensions to cover wider-track axles are the most noticeable changes. Initially the conservative engineering department insisted that the Land Rover was also available with a part-time 4WD system familiar to derivatives produced since 1949. However the part-time system failed to sell and was quickly dropped from the options list by 1984. While the engine and other body panels carried over from the S3, mechanically the 90 and 110 were modernized, including:

  • Coil springs, offering a more comfortable ride and improved axle articulation
  • A permanent four-wheel-drive system derived from the Range Rover, featuring a two-speed transfer gearbox with a lockable centre differential
  • A modernised interior
  • A taller one-piece windscreen
  • A new series of progressively more powerful and modern engines

The 110 was launched in 1983, and the 90 followed in 1984. From 1984, wind-up windows were fitted (Series models and very early 110s had sliding panels), and a 2.5-litre (153 cu in), 68 horsepower (51 kW) diesel engine was introduced. This was based on the earlier 2.3-litre (140 cu in) engine, but had a more modern fuel-injection system as well as increased capacity. A low compression version of the 3.5-litre (214 cu in) V8 Range Rover engine transformed performance. It was initially available in the 110 with a Range Rover LT95 four-speed transmission with integral transfer case and vacuum operated differential lock, then later in conjunction with a high strength “Santana” five-speed transmission.

This period saw Land Rover Defender Double Cab Pick Up market the utility Land Rover as a private recreational vehicle. While the basic pick-up, 4 x 4 and van versions were still working vehicles, the County 4x4s were sold as multi-purpose family vehicles, featuring improved interior trim and more comfortable seats. This change was reflected in Land Rover starting what had long been common practice in the car industry — detail changes and improvements to the County model from year to year in order to attract new buyers and to encourage existing owners to trade in for a new vehicle. These changes included different exterior styling graphics and colour options, and the introduction of new options, such as radio-cassette players, Rostyle wheels, headlamp wash and wipe systems, as well as accessories such as surfboard carriers and bike racks. The switch from leaf spring to coil spring suspension was a key part of the new model’s success. It offered improved off-road ability, load capacity, handling, and ride comfort

PORSCHE GT2 RS LHD

PORSCHE GT2 RS

New 2018 Porsche GT2 RS due for delivery in to the official Porsche dealership by the end of March. This is a full spec Euro car finished in GT silver with black alcantara interior and left hand drive.

GT silver metallic, black alcantara leather interior, Porsche dynamic lighting LEDs, Rear camera, Porsche exclusive carbon pack, Weissach package, Porsche PDK gearbox, lift system, Sport chrono pack, lap trigger, 90 litre tank, Bose sound system, rain sensor, light design pack, ClubSport pack.

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Price : €POA

1995 DUCATI 900SS SUPERSPORT

1995 DUCATI 900SS SUPERSPORT

DUCATI 900SS Supersport first registered in October 1995, Racing red with bronze frame and 3 spoke alloy wheels, later 3 clock dash – speedo, tacho and temp, original UK bike with 20,000 miles from new. Last of the real Ducati family line. Recent cam belt service and 12 months MOT. Original Ducati Warranty and Maintenance book, Owner’s manual and tool kit along with original passenger seat hump. All MOTs from 3 years old, many invoices supporting the service history. Four owners from new. Start it up to make you smile.

The 1991 Ducati 900SS Supersports were produced with white chrome molybdenum steel frames and white wheels. The swingarms used needle bearings instead of bushings as in the past. Brakes from the Ducati 851 were used on the Supersport vastly improving braking performance. All new bodywork and a pivoting fuel tank were elegantly shaped. The revised Supersports were met with immediate success and became wildly popular. Even though the 1991 Supersport was extremely well developed, Ducati would continue to refine the bike over the years.

From 1991 to 1998, the model was called 900SS, and was available with a full (SS) or half fairing (SS/CR). 1992 saw the addition to the SS/SL (Superlight). In 1994, to further differentiate the 900 from smaller Supersports additional models were released in addition to the Superlight. The 900 SS/SP (Sport Production) was offered to the North American market only. This model had carbon fiber fenders and clutch cover, sound damping material, adjustable Showa suspension, and an aluminum swingarm. The Superlight had the same options as the SS SP but with a single seat and upswept mufflers. The CR’s came with a non adjustable suspension, a steel swingarm, and a narrower 4.5-inch rear wheel and 160 section rear tire. Many riders feel the aluminum swingarms are more desirable.

In 1997, as Supersport sales were declining due to the popularity of the Ducati Monster and Ducati Superbike lines, Ducati attempted to keep the model alive with a few final changes. Yellow was added as a color option, an additional air intake was added as well as new, bolder graphics; namely the “Ducati” emblazoned across the entire side of the Supersport body panel.

In 1998, only 200 red and 200 yellow SS/CR’s were imported to the United States. They featured the last of the Cagiva graphics and elephant but had 1998 spec. motors with new pistons, cylinders and lower mounted oil cooler. A final series Supersport the SS/FE (Final Edition) was also available in 98, but featured the new Pacific graphics, came only in silver with black wheels, had the single seat and upswept exhausts of the Superlight and represented the last carburated Supersport.

The value of a good Ducati 900SS Supersport have been steadily growing in recent years. This is mainly because the bikes are very good – they handle well, have plenty enough performance and character, but moreover, they are a Ducati and Ducati have the same draw in the motorcycle world as Ferrari in the sports car world. If you have a Ducati in your garage, it has a lot of credibility and it’s a bike you will enjoy owning. Now that the best original mid 70’s Ducati 900 Supersports are being sold for £80,000, these 1990s Ducati Supersports appear to be remarkable value for money. My advice : Buy one now, because in a few year’s time, they won’t be this price.

Price : £6,995

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Other Duactis available : 1978 Ducati 900SS Supersport, 1985 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica MHR Mille – new and unused !

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1977 YAMAHA XT500 D

1977 YAMAHA XT500 D

1977 Yamaha XT 500

 

1977 YAMAHA XT500 D – First registered in the UK February 1977, white with the beige and red tank decal, 22509  original miles. UK bike in standard specification. This is the first of what was the MKII version of the XT500 with the full high rise exhaust and snow shovel aluminium bash plate. This model remained unchanged apart from colours and decals until the 1980 MKIII model arrived with the gold anodised wheel rims. These are now cult bikes and have a tremendous following. One ride on an XT500 and you will be forever wanting one..

The Yamaha XT500 is a twin-valve single cylinder enduro adventure motorcycle / trail bike made by Yamaha from 1975 until 1989. It shares its power plant with the street version SR500 and its full off road brother, the Yamaha TT500. All parts such as the engine, transmission and chassis were produced in Japan. Kickstart only..

The first XT 500 was shown at the US dealer convention in September 1975, and in Europe in the summer of 1976. The bike became an instant success and was produced until 1989 when it was replaced by four-valve engines. It laid the ground for the later range of XT bikes ranging from 125 cc to the current 660 cc XT660 Tenere and contributed largely to Yamaha’s image. In France alone, 62,000 XT 500s were sold from 1976 to 1990.

The XT won the first big African rallies, which were on the rise in the late seventies. It started with Paris–Abidjan-Nice and then the Paris – Dakar Rally, which confirmed the supremacy of the XT 500 and the rise of the bike’s cult status. Bengt Aberg competed in the 1977 500cc World Motocross Championship on a highly modified Yamaha XT500 built in collaboration with former world champions Torsten Hallman and Sten Lundin – the Yamaha HL500. Åberg rode the bike to victory in the first moto of the 1977 500cc Luxembourg Grand Prix and ended the season ranked 9th in the final world championship standings.

Famous for being the villain’s choice of motorcycle in the James Bond film – For Your eyes Only.

The 21-inch front wheel and the 18-inch rear with enduro-style tyres make it fit for both on- and off-road use. Seat height and ground clearance are adequate and the machine has the typical dual-purpose handling characteristics, which makes it suitable for a wide range of duties, from crossing rough city roads to country lanes or paths.

Owners will recall tall stories of being thrown over the handlebars from a backfire whilst kicking it over, but provided all is properly set up, these bikes will go on forever.

The XT range debuted in 1976 with the XT500 four-stroke single. Later, other models followed, spreading from XT125 to the latest XT660. Both the XT and TT ranges represent the typical Yamaha model development consistency, with model refinements over a long period of time.

Price : £12,995

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DUCATI 900SS DESMO SUPER SPORT 1978

DUCATI 900SS DESMO SUPER SPORT

One of the true greats in motorcycle history.

1978 DUCATI 900SS DESMO SUPER SPORT – 6,500 miles from new with amazingly, only one owner, silver metallic with blue decals and wire spoked  wheels. Truly outstanding condition and benefiting from a recent service and detail. They really don’t come any better than this.  These machines are the pinnacle of Ducati history and as such are highly collectible. The 1978 model is generally considered by those in the know, to be the bike to have in a collection AND YOU CAN’T STOP SMILING WHEN YOU START IT..

1975–1981 Square Case Super Sport

In 1975, two versions of the Super Sport were made available based on the 864 cc “square-case” 90-degree twin cylinder motor; the full 864 cc version known as the 900 and a sleeved down 750. 250 examples of each were produced but the 750 and 900 are virtually identical. The 1975 Super Sport continued to use the right-side gear shift, contradicting the 1974 U.S. regulation that all bikes must have the gear shifting on the left side of the engine. Despite this, a handful of right side Super Sports have made it into the United States.

Most of the subsequent changes made to the Super Sport model were to comply with global legislation. Quieter mufflers, relocated gear lever and rear brake and new foot pegs. The biggest improvement was the redesign of the kick-starter. On the 1975 model the kick starter could rotate around and shift the transmission into first gear. If the bike was not on the center-stand the rider could potentially have a very unpleasant surprise.

Because the price of the 750 Super Sport was very similar to the 900, BUT very few 750s were produced with the majority of them being shipped to Australia, Germany or staying in Italy for racing applications.

By 1978 the bikes looked identical, but several significant improvements had made their way into the motor, making them more reliable and solving problems with engine crankshafts breaking. The electronics also improved as well as some minor timing tweaks making the bike run more efficiently. Most notable was a majorly redesigned gear lever that made the bike a lot easier for owners to live with and ride. Most 1978 900 Super Sports also came with a dual seat and lockable tool box. The solo seat was available as an option. The 1978 Ducati 900SS model year bike is considered to be the finest iteration of the bevel drive square case Super Sports. The 1978 900 and 1979 750s were the last to retain close links with the Imola racers and the last to come with traditional spoked wheels. It was also in 1978 that the Isle of Man TT Formula 1 race was won by a 900 Super Sport, ridden by former World Champion Mike Hailwood in a popular comeback race.

In 1979 the Super Sports were painted black with gold accents to appeal to the British market. Cast Campagnolo alloy wheels replaced the Borrani alloy rims and a Mike Hailwood Replica was made available in very limited numbers painted in lavish green and red colour schemes. The new changes, specifically the black and gold paint and cast wheels were very successful at making an ageing design look more modern. The 1980 model stayed essentially the same with no notable changes. Essentially, the Super Sport was being transitioned into the Mike Hailwood Replica.

Price : £POA

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In transit : 1985 Ducati 900 MHR – brand new, unused.