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.

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

 

ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA TARAF NEW DELIVERY MILES

ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA TARAF

 

LUXURY SPORTS SALOON

ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA TARAF. New, delivery  miles, in stock. Full Aston Martin warranty. Opulence specification includes Ceramic grey metallic paintwork, Piano black pack including door handles, Vertex special order quilt leather, iPad rear seat infotainment, refridgerator and Bang & Olufsen BeoSound ultimate package. VAT qualifying. Lease or purchase. Ideal for UK sale or export overseas. Rare low volume, exclusive, hand made, luxury sporting saloon.

The Lagonda brand was founded in 1906 by Wilbur Gunn. Lagonda won the famous  Le Mans 24h race with a Lagonda M45R driven by John Stuart and Luis Fontez. The Lagonda Rapide V-12 1939 was the most expensive car in the United States at the time of its launch. The company however filed for bankruptcy soon after, and was bought by Alan Good, who outbid Rolls Royce for the company. In 1947 Lagonda was bought by David Brown, who had also bought Aston Martin. The brand came back in 1976 with the William Towns designed angular Aston Martin Lagonda, which was released as an Aston Martin car. However the model was discontinued in early 1990, effectively ending the brand name at the same time.

Aston Martin decided to revive the Lagonda brand in 2009, to expand outside its traditional sporting realm into untapped segments such as luxury saloons and celebrate Lagonda’s centennial anniversary. “The ASTON MARTIN Lagonda brand would allow us to develop cars which can have a different character than a sports car,” said CEO Ulrich Bez in a statement. “Lagonda will have its own niche with luxurious and truly versatile products suitable for both existing and emerging markets”.

The Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf project was undertaken by Aston Martin’s Q division which specialises in commissioning bespoke cars and customising existing models to  specifications. The final full-size model was completed in 8 months of the first studio sketches in January 2014. Marek Reichman attributed the swift execution to lessons learnt from the production of the Aston Martin One – 77, which took two years.

The TARAF is intended as a homage to the Aston Martin Lagonda, which was produced between 1976 and 1990. A total of 645 of those cars were produced, each of which took 2200 man hours to build.

Specifications

The Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf is powered by a 48-valve, 6-litre V12 producing 540HP and 465 lb-ft of torque. It has a maximum limited speed of 195 miles per hour (314 km/h).

Production

Top Gear reported that the Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf was undergoing hot weather testing in Oman in September 2014. The car was put through 14,000 miles (23,000 km) of testing in four weeks in temperatures ranging between 30–50 C. The car was subsequently unveiled in the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

The car began production in 2016, with the company saying that only 200 cars will be made. The Taraf is produced in Aston Martin’s plant in Gaydon, Warwickshire. When Andy Palmer took over as the CEO, he had the car’s potential markets widened to include Europe, USA, Singapore and South Africa. He also had the number of cars to be produced increased to 200.  The car is the most expensive four-door saloon in the world as of April 2017.

The body panels are made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), which then receives a seven-layer paint job besides polishing and elbow grease. The car made a run at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The production will end by December 2018, with 150 cars expected to have been sold by then.

Price : £ POA

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ASTON MARTIN RB001 WANTED

ASTON MARTIN RB001 VALKYRIE WANTED

Aston Martin RB001 VALKYRIE wanted. Sensible premium offered for genuine confirmed order. Prefer to deal direct with contract holder. Discretion assured. Quick decision.

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61e9539557bd8938ae7f210149be33f2The AM-RB 001, code named the Nebula and now given the name Valkyrie is the new Aston Martin $3 million 2-seater hypercar. The AM in its name stands for Aston Martinand the RB stands for Red Bull. The hypercar is a product of collaboration between Aston martin and Red Bull Racing to create a car entirely usable and enjoyable as a road car. The car’s makers claim the title of fastest street-legal car in the world for it. The design was helped by Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer and the world’s most successful F1 designer.

35f9e25100000578-3675594-aston_martin_s_am_rb_001_produced_in_conjunction_with_the_red_bu-a-11_1467743982692Specifications

Although the details of the car are still unclear, it will have a naturally aspirated v12 engine and will have some sort of hybridization; possibly a Formula 1 style hybrid system. It will reportedly have 1 horsepower for every kilogram and is expected to weigh about 2,300 pounds.

 

 Everything is made of carbon fiber and there is not a single steel component in its entire structure. It is rumored to have around 1000 horsepower on tap to go with a 10,000 rpm rev limit and a 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds or less. It is also expected to have a semi-active suspension system when it hits the market in 2018.

FERRARI F12 TOUR DE FRANCE AVAILABLE NOW

Ferrari F12 Tour de France – blue or black plus another car at a later date.

  • Just arrived – RHD yellow with black interior. Call for details. High specification with delivery mileage – UK registered and ready today.

2016 New Ferrari F12 Tour de France – NEW 2016 – Left hand drive

IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE – LHD, Le Mans blue, red/black alcantara interior, red/black stitching, carbon door panels, carbon interior pack, graphite wheels, Prancing horse headrest crests, carbon instrument pack,

12917811_452546494942661_15010463_nCarbon difusers and exhaust surrounds, titanium exhaust tips, lift system, red painted brake callipers, rear parking camera, auto adjust headlights, anti stone chipping,


F12TdF152016 New Ferrari F12 Tour de France – NEW 2016 –  Left hand drive.
IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE.
Black/black leather.
Carbon fibre Daytona seats. Red painted brake calipers.
20” silver alloy forged wheels.
Outside rear view mirrors in body colour.
Sport exhaust tail pipes.
ID plate in silver.
Rear parking camera.
Headlights automatically adjustable.
Anti-stone chipping.

Ferrari revealed a lightweight, track-focused version of the F12 berlinetta in October 2015 of which 799 units will be produced. The name pays homage to the Tour de France car race between 1899 and 1986 and which was regularly won by Ferrari 250 between 1956 and 1964. The F12 TdF has the same 6.3L V12 engine as the standard car, but it now puts out 780 PS (574 kW; 769 hp) and 705 N·m (520 lb·ft). It also weighs 110 kg (243 lb) less than the standard F12, so the dry weight stands at 1,415 kg (3,120 lb). The F12 TdF can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.9 seconds. The top speed is ‘in excess of 211 mph (340 km/h)’. The car has lapped Ferrari’s Fiorano test circuit in 1 minute 21 seconds, 2 seconds faster than the standard F12 Berlinetta and 488GTB, and just 1.3 seconds behind the fastest lap set by the LaFerrari F12 TdF was designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre.

Price : POA tax paid or tax free for export

F12TdFred02Both the LeMans blue and Nero black cars are available now whereas we also have a further car that will be arriving early in 2018 and this car is free to option, so you can choose your specification. 

F12TdFred1THIS IS A EUROPEAN TAX PAID CAR IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION – 07785 355 378 OR + 44 7785 355 378 FROM OVERSEAS.


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OTHER FERRARI AVAILABLE : 288GTO, LaFERRARI, 430 SCUDERIA, 575 F1 MARANELLO, 360 CHALLENGE STRADALE.

FERRARI 275GTB4 – NOW SOLD

1967 Ferrari 275GTB4

1967 Ferrari 275GTB4 Rosso Chiaro with tan interior, Ferrari Classiche certification, good continuous history from new, restored by known specialists in 2007 and little mileage covered since.

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Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October 1966, the 275 GTB/4 (or 4-cam) was a substantially updated car; built by Scaglietti, it featured new bodywork and was the first Ferrari to not be offered with wire wheels.

Power came from a substantially reworked Colombo V12, still with two valves per cylinder but now with a four cam engine and six carburettors as standard. In a departure from previous Ferrari designs, the valve angle was reduced three degrees to 54° for a more-compact head. The dual camshafts also allowed the valves to be aligned “correctly” (perpendicular to the camshaft) instead of offset as in the single overhead camshaft Ferraris. It was a dry sump design with a huge 16 litre capacity. The individual cylinder capacity remained unchanged at slightly under 275cc, which as before gave the model the first three digits of its name, and when multiplied by the number of cylinders equals 3285.72 cc total swept volume. The transaxle was also redesigned. A torque tube connected the engine and transmission, rather than allowing them to float free on the body as before. This improved handling, noise, and vibration. Porsche synchronisers were also fitted for improved shifting and reliability.

The 275 GTB/4 could hit 268 km/h (166.5 mph) with its 300 hp (220 kW). 280 4-cam versions were produced until 1968.

In 2004, Sports Car International magazine named the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 number seven on the list of all time Top Sports cars of the 1960s.

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