This lovely V7 is one of the lowest serial number Guzzis in the US, and the third custodian is letting it go from his collection. Per Ian Falloon, it is one of 813 examples imported by the Premier Motor Corporation in ’67 to be sold in America.
The air-cooled 700cc V-Twin produced 45-50 horsepower and put them through a 4-speed transmission and shaft final drive. Guzzi has kept the same concept going to this day. For more on the V7, check out this article on Motorcycle Classics.
This example has 1066 stamped on the engine block and 1022 on the frame – Guzzi started numbering at 1000. The original Dell’Orto SS1 carbs with remote float bowls are included but they’ve been replaced with VHB29s (also a Dell’Orto product) for ease of use. It’s still used as a daily rider but it’s got a new battery and new tires for the next owner. Everything is said to work and it includes the tool kit and manuals. The odometer reading is approximately 17,000. The seller offers you a choice of the solo or original bench seats.
The seller provides additional history about when and where the bike was originally bought (a Yamaha dealership in Canoga Park, California). If you want to add to that history, find this Guzzi for sale here on Craigslist for $7,500 in Portland, Oregon.
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