1991 Ducati 851 SP3 Superbike For Sale by Auction
Ever since the arrival of its water-cooled, eight-valve, v-twin Superbike in the late 1980s, Ducati has pursued a policy of offering limited edition, higher-specification variants of the standard model, one of the first of these ultra-desirable modern classics being the SP2. Introduced part way through 1990 and based on the 851 Biposto, the SP2 came with the 888cc engine first used in the works racers. It was replaced for 1991 by the SP3, which boasted upswept Termignoni 'silencers', stronger crankcases, up-rated clutch, remote brake/clutch master cylinders, black wheels, carbon fibre front mudguard and a slight power increase (to 111bhp, up from the SP2's 109 horsepower) in addition to a host of more minor improvements. This limited edition SP3 carries a plaque on the top yoke certifying that it is number '477' out of approximately 700 built. Registered in Italy, the machine has had three recorded owners from new (two being the same person). Currently displaying a total of 14,995km (9,312 miles) on the odometer, it was last serviced in January 2018 and is described by the vendor as in excellent condition throughout. The Ducati is said to be original except for the carbon fibre exhausts and a non-standard windscreen (original screen available). The machine comes complete with tool kit; two sets of keys; and Italian registration papers.
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Winter Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.
Friday 11 December
Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 112) 9am
The National Motorcycle Museum Reserve Collection (Lots 201 – 252) 11am
Saturday 12 December
Motorcycles (Day 2) (Lots 501 – 708) 10am
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.
Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles by clicking 'Message the seller' with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.
Wednesday 9 December 9am to 5pm
Thursday 10 December 9am to 5pm
Friday 11 December 9am to 5pm (Lots 501 – 708 only)
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register using the 'Message the seller' button.
COLLECTION OF PURCHASED LOTS
Motorcycle lots must be cleared from the sale venue by 2pm Sunday 13 December 2020. Limited collection is available until 2pm Monday 14 December, by appointment only. If collecting Monday, please access Bicester Heritage via the 'Main Gate', Buckingham Road, OX26 5HA. Please email us using the 'Message the seller' button with your collection or transport instructions as soon as possible following your successful bid. Failure to instruct Bonhams by the given time will result in your vehicle being uplifted to store at your expense, as detailed in the Conditions of Sale. Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have collected all relevant log books, documents and keys relating to their Lot(s) at time of collection.
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