Mandello del Lario Mutt – 1975 Moto Guzzi 1000

In Custom, Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: In the last hour of the auction, a mini bidding war ensued and this Guzzi ended up selling for $7,300.

I have to admit, it took me a few minutes (and the knowledge of some commenters of Bring A Trailer) to really figure out what this bike was pieced together from. Purists may frown, but I’m really digging this mashup of Moto Guzzi parts – it may not have a true model name any more, but it sure looks like it’d be a blast to ride.

Guzzistas will be able to identify some pieces immediately – the tank, seat, and sidecovers are from a Le Mans, for example. But could you identify that the 1,000 cc motor was from a Convert? It’s been rebuilt by Rootsman Restorations and in the process it got some upgrades: a lightened flywheel, race cam, heavy duty valves and springs, and more. The motor work is paired with 36mm Dell’orto carbs and a Bub short exhaust. The bike got a major service last year and it’s ready to ride.

The odometer displays 40,741 miles and this bike (VIN: 101003) is being offered by the third owner. The seller does a great job describing both the good (Tomaselli clipons, rear sets, dual-pull throttle, and headlight mount plus Marzocchi Strada forks, rear shocks, fork brace and steering stabilizer have all been added) as well as the bad (there’s some minor cosmetic issues, especially with regards to the chrome. More good news? The braking system has been taken care of with the addition of SS braided brake lines and remanufactured Brembo calipers. More bad news? Some of the paint is starting to fade, the turn signals don’t really suit the bike, there’s no side stand, and there’s a “minor oil weep.”

The seller has had the bike since 1997, and during that time he’s put on approximately 10,000 miles. Find this Guzzi mashup for sale here on Bring a Trailer in Salt Lake City, Utah with bidding up to $3,200. No trailers necessary in this case – I hope the next owner rides it home!

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