Post Sale Update: This Montjuich project sold for $4,750 after 7 bids on eBay.
The seller of this Montjuch took it apart “to make improvements” but some health issues got in the way and after “several years of no progress” he’s letting it go so that someone else can finish the work.
Named after the historic street circuit in Barcelona, the Montjuic was a 500cc twin that was based on the Alpino. Like so many of Laverda’s popular creations, the Montjuic was supposedly the creation of UK importer Roger Slater. He requested simple modifications to completely change the feeling of the bike – much like he did with the 3C and the resulting Jota. For more on the history of Laverda’s 500cc twins, check out this story on Bregan Zane. Or, for a road test of the Montjuic, check out this article on Classic Motorbikes.
This example (VIN: 500-1936) is complete except for the gauges and it was said to be running when the seller took it apart, but that’s not really much of a reassurance in the present day. Mileage is unknown but the title is clean and it’s a numbers matching package. The seller believes that it was originally built as a Montjuic (which he confirms with the S1 cam, exhaust, and rearsets) but that the bodywork was lost with a previous owner so it just has a standard tank. So what do you do? Turn it into possibly the world’s only Montjuic custom? Desperately try to find OEM bodywork? Decide this is crazy and not bid on it in the first place?
Find this Montjuic for sale in Milpitas, California with bidding up to $3,999
If you’re into Laverda projects, the seller also has a ’76 Jota 1000 that will need some tender loving care