Carlo Saltarelli was an ex-Ducati factory rider/racer/dealer who accumulated an incredible collection of the marque’s best bikes over a 30+ year career. In 2012, 107 of his motorcycles were auctioned off in Monaco by RM Sotheby’s – one of which was this beautiful Ducati Elite. 3 years later it’s back up for sale in Los Angeles.
When it was introduced, the 200 Elite was Ducati’s largest-displacement bike – a whopping 204cc when they bored out the popular 175cc engine. The bevel-driven single produced 18 horsepower, but because the bike weighed 230 pounds it could hit 85 miles per hour and return 70 miles per gallon. It had a four-speed transmission and 18 inch wheels front and rear. For more on what made the Elite special, check out this write-up from RealClassic.
This specific Ducati 200 Elite (VIN: DM200E/154587) was placed in the seller’s office after the RM auction to “enjoyed as a motorcycle sculpture.” For reasons unknown to humans, the seller hasn’t tried to start it. He/she says it has “minor nicks, scratches and blemishes but no major-offending issues.” – thought it does look like there’s a dent on the bottom right of the tank, no? The bike does not have a title, you’ll only get a bill of sale.
Find this Elite for sale in Los Angeles, California with bidding up to $6,500