An extensive description accompanies this Ducati 350 / 450 Single cylinder vintage project (2 bikes) in Morehead, NC. There is one day left, and bidding is up to $3600. The reserve is off, these bikes will sell!
The current owner is getting too old to finish, so he wants someone that purchase and finish them. There are two bikes that have been in Arizona for two decades, and have been kept indoors since being moved to North Carolina. One is a 350cc and the other is a 450cc Jupiter Street Scrambler.
This auction is for a package of 2 nice single cylinder Ducatis which have been sitting in Scottsdalefor over 20 years. I recently moved to North Carolina, & they have been kept indoors at all times. One of these old Ducs is a 350cc model & the other is a 450cc Jupiter street scrambler. I’ve had the Jupiter sitting around for years & actually started restoring it several years ago but didn’t get very far..
It’s all there. The lower end turns freely, and even though it’s not showing in these pix of the bike, I do have the entire top end of the motor (See last photos). The 350cc bike was a cafe racer project started by a friend of mine in the lid 1990’s, who sold it to me after he ran out of gas on the project. It’s been many years since I bought it. When I did, I was told that the motor had already been rebuilt. Since I’ve never tried to start it however, I can’t make any guarantees about that.. It looks real nice though. This bike has some nice Akront alloy wheels, a proper set of forks, Akron handlebars, and a really cool looking tank that comes from an old Benelli road racer of some kind. My plan was to finish the 2 off as sort of a matched set of Duc singles, one for the road & one for on or off the road, but alas, since I spent most of my time restoring old Triumphs, Nortons & BSA’s, I never really got started on these. I also have some other parts for these bikes that I will throw in, including some VDO instruments, lights, tank badges, etc..etc..
Note: The last 5 photos are of finished bikes that have been totally restored. They are not part of this auction, and are included simply to give prospective bidders an idea of what the 2 bikes could look like after restoration.<p></p>
The frame serial # for the 350cc Bike is 110963, the engine serial # is 114932. According to the single cylinder frame / engine page at Bevel Heaven [ http://www.bevelheaven.com/data-single.htm ], it appears to be from the early 1970′s. I looked for a frame number on the 450cc bike & the lettering was very faint & too hard to read on the front of the neck, but unlike the 350cc bike, there was no number stamped deep into the right side of the frame near the steering head. There are no papers with this bike, so I’m not really sure of the VIN #’s or the years of mfg. Titles are easy to get legally these days however, so that shouldn’t be a problem.<p></p>
Good luck — anyone that knows these bikes and has some time and a little money on their hands could have a great project!