Very First Four: 1967 MV Agusta 4C6 Serial One

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This 1967 MV Agusta 4C6 is reportedly the very first production four-cylinder built by the storied Italian marque, and the seller further claims that it remains unrestored. The beautifully sand-cast, gold colored engine block with integral sump cooling fins is a work of art in its own right, even if styling isn’t quite up to par. Just under 130 4C6’s were made before MV Agusta switched to 750’s, making them a rare find in any condition, and the seller says this one turns 50 years old this month. Find it here on eBay in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France with a whopping $1m USD starting bid. Special thanks to BaT reader Jules for this submission. Affectionately nicknamed The Black Pig, 4C6’s were also sometimes referred to as 600-4 in factory literature. These bikes weighed in just a few pounds shy of a quarter ton, so even with 60 HP worth of multi-cylinder grunt on offer they were never sports machines, even by standards of the day. Reads the ad: “Perfectly preserved, never restored, carrying the very good smell of the real thing. Original pre-series engine, the very first street-legal one with particular casting. Comes with the best original paperwork you can dream of, including the original, fully-stamped libretto (Italian logbook), original MV invoice etc. Bike still carrying its original plate, toolkit with untouched tools, its original keys and leather holder etc.”

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