Art in Agusta: 1976 MV 750 Side Car Racer Up For Sale
Very likely one of, if not the only sidecar racer with an MV Agusta motor, this superbly-restored and storied sidecar racer will go up for sale at Artcurial’s Salon Rétromobile sale on the 7th of February.
The sidecar was built for ’77 and ’78 by Guy Bongiovanni, who fabricated a special frame to fit an Earles fork, very flat aluminium fuel tank, contoured body and the centrepiece – an MV four-cylinder 750 engine.
After purchasing it in 1996, the current owner sent it to MV 750 specialist Peppino Minervi in Italy, who restored the mechanicals, before it went to De Marchi for painting and reassembly.
The result of the superb restoration is a well-designed, hand-built, original and utterly unique machine with a great history in the world of racing sidecars.
Check it out on Artcurial’s site here. Their Salon Rétromobile sale takes place on the 7th of February at Salon Rétromobile, Paris, and you’ll need to bring between sixty and a hundred thousand euro with you if you want to go home with this work of art.
Images via Artcurial, copyright Motolegend