1974, well not a great year for bikes or cars, and on the edge of a gas crisis, there's really not much excitement in the mid seventies that I can remember except when the US tried to make us all change to the metric system. Remember they started changing all the speed limit signs on the highway to kilometers? That went well. Anyway my first hand experience with these bevel drive Ducati's didn't come until 1978 when I was working at a Honda/Suzuki dealership. My parts manager finally saved up enough dough to buy a brand new 900SS and wow, what a bike! Blue and silver, Conti pipes; he drove it to work and then raced it on the weekends at Loudon, just a kick ass piece of machinery compared to the Honda's and Suzuki's at that time, but twice the price.
This 1974 750 GT seems pretty darn nice and has the cool Conti pipes. This one claims to have been restored 10 years ago and has only been driven about 800 miles sinse, so it should be a very good example. Again nothing real special about a '74 GT or even the 750 Sport, seems '73 was the year to have for those. As nice as it seems I just don't see the $14,500 asking price. I mean you're getting into 750 Sport territory which is the more collectible one. I had a real nice restored '73 750 Sport in 1997 and sold it for $14k back then pretty easy, and they have gone up since. Again if you really want a cool restored bevel drive, this may be it, but try to snag it a better price though. Located on Chicago's CraigsList, click here for the jump.
Here's the really long detailed ad:
The one kick wonder matching #s 10 yr old restoration with only 800 loving miles since dellorto carbs, conti pipes please contact for viewing.
So all in all if you're "jones'n" for a cool bevel drive you can ride, here it is, just try not to pay "tomorrows" pricing for it; hey we're in a recession!!...Just my .02 worth.
Ciao for now.......Jay