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Italian Hen’s Teeth-’87 Ducati F1 Laguna Seca



Notice: this post is at least 6 months old and the links below are probably dead now.



Location: Ben Lomond, California

Mileage: 6,200

Price: Auction, currently $13,601

Umm, anyone out there interested in a rare Ducati? We see the F1 on RSBFS on a fairly regular basis. But a Laguna Seca? Not so much.  Fifty total brought to the United States. Hen's teeth indeed.

The Laguna Seca model is a limited edition of the F1. Ducati did the run of this bike to honor Marco Lucchinelli and his success at Laguna in 1986. The engine had slightly different heads than the F1 and an alloy swing arm with a rear hugger. The Laguna also featured a new front fender and wider Oscam aluminum wheels. You also got a decal on the tank of Marco's signature.

Here's some more pics-

Some info from the seller-

Rare F1 Laguna Seca - only 50 imported in to the United States. Excellent condition with a few, typical Ducati, stress cracks in the fiberglass and a minor scuff on the elephant tank decal. 100% completely original down to the tires (hard as a rock). The engine runs fine but the carbs need to be synced and idle adjusted. It is obnoxiously loud with a uniquely Ducati roar. Not much else to say - you know what this bike is if you are looking at it. Clear title. Please ask questions before bidding. 

Like I said above, not a lot of these pop up here on RSBFS. So it's kind of difficult to say where the market is on one. A Laguna Seca model was posted three years ago here and the seller was asking $18k. I guess that's where the auction comes in handy. This is clearly a collector bike and the seller lists it as 100% original. Good news for people looking for a bike like this. Although you'll probably want new tires. The bike has minor cracks and scuffs, hard not to expect considering the age and mileage.

This bike is one of the rare collector bikes that many dream about. If you've seen one in your dreams, then make the jump!

-RN

3 Comments

  • This is a nice example of a desirable Ducati model. It appears pretty unmolested, apart from the body fasteners, and a bonus is the braced rear swing arm; only a few LS bikes had these bracing from the factory (mine didn’t) and it stops the arms cracking. The one real problem for potential riders is finding appropriate 16 inch tires; changing to nice 17 inch wheels would solve that problem.

  • Check out the “Paso” forum – the correct tires will at long last be available from an Italian company in April.

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