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Pickled Duc: 1988 Ducati 750 F1

Pickled Duc: 1988 Ducati 750 F1

Update 11.29.2011: Back on eBay, links updated. -dc
Update 12.30.2011: Back on eBay, still $24500. We originally posted in September 2011. Links updated, -dc

Pickling is about the only thing that hasn’t been done to preserve this Ducati. She is prepped for the solitude of a museum or perhaps your Ducati collection. This particular F1 made an appearance back in July on RSBFS while listed on Craigslist. The asking price of $24,500 has remained but the seller is open to offers. I can sum up pretty much everything else for you quickly: it is mint.

I don’t know if it could have looked any better back in 88. From what I can gather, this is an “S” model. It was a slightly updated version of the 1986 F1. Dual mufflers, passenger seat and a front fender from a Montjuich were the key differences. Only 84 were produced. I do not know if that number is for U.S. market bikes or total production.

Yes, your dad is telling the truth. Cagiva did own Ducati at one point. They basically brought it back from the dead. I know it is just a decal but that is a cool element to the bike.

The story on her:

DR. T FINEST HOUR!!! THIS PANTAH POWDERED BEAST SWEPT THE TT CIRCUIT IN THE MID 80’S. PRETTY MUCH BONE STOCK EXCEPT FOR “BUB” EXHAUST (ORIGINAL OWNER INVOLVED IN THE BUB 300MPH SALT FLATS MACHINE). SOUNDS LIKE A CORVETTE 427 BIG BLOCK WHEN RUNNING,,,ORIGINAL FACTORY TIRES STILL PERFECT, DATED CODED ON SIDEWALL TELLS THE STORY. NEVER DROPPED, RACED OR DAMAGED. 100% ORIGINAL ITALIAN PAINT, PERFECT GLASS. STORED INDOORS ALWAYS. 36mm OPEN AIR DELLORTO’S WITH MALOSSI VELOCITY STACKS. IN MUSEUM MODE NOW, ALL FLUIDS DRAINED, CYLINDERS FOGGED, CARBS FOGGED AND TANK FOGGED. WILL NEED TINKERING, FLUIDS AND BATTERY TO GET RUNNING.

 

It has traveled a gingerly 3188 miles. I’m going to assume the asking price is a bit rich considering it was not snapped up during its’ Craigslist listing. Is it just overpriced or has the soft market hit Ducati prices? Maybe we really are in a recession.

If you are intrigued, >make the man an offer.

Ian

11 Comments

  • Hi Ian,

    Just curious, where do you get your information of 83 made? I have always heard the figure of 200 being made.

    Thanks

  • Is this the rare “inflatable” variant?

  • Johnny,
    I was just pulling that from a website that had an identical one for sale so I would not take that number as solid fact. Was the 200 number, bikes imported into the U.S.? Either way that is extremely low.

  • Yes, 200 USA models manufactured and imported into the USA as 1988 models. Which makes them just as rare as the special addition models of the F1 like the Montjuich, Laguna Seca and Santamonica.

  • Hi Johnny and Ian,

    I have an ’88 750 F1 as well. It is the biposto model ( I don’t really know much else. I am trying to research more on the bike. It has the dual exhaust with a blued metal look. It has a few thousand miles on it now and runs excellent. It is 99% perfect. Never dropped, raced or anthing. Jsut a nice Sunday afternoon ride kind of bike. My Dad and I bought it at auction about 15 years ago and have no idea what currect calue of it is. The only thing I notice is: on the left clip-on bar, the switch for switching on/off the headlights is glued, or something. But, it does not move. Is this somethign that a dealer woudl ahve done to sell it in the US? Or was it imported like that do you think? I am simply trying to learn more abou this bike. It is a wonderful bike, fun to ride and absolutely beautiful. Any info on it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. Bill

  • Bill,
    You might try posting on our Facebook page as well for information.

  • Ian, What is the Facebook page?? I will do that. Is it rare sports bikes for sale??

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • Yes, if you search that you should find it with no problem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/raresportbikes

  • If the nubers in Ian Fallon’s book The Ducati history is correct, you will find out there.

  • […] From San Francisco, California comes this fantastic Ducati 750 F1 “B” model, with engine internals breathed on by the legendary Fast by Ferracci crew. While this is not a pristine example of the breed, it is in very nice condition and appears to have enjoyed considerable “experience” unknown to many garage queens. For more museum quality F1s, consider these posts HERE and HERE. […]

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