1976 MOTO MORINI 344CC 3½ STRADA
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 254
Year : 1976
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : SDN 378P
Chassis No. : # 07252
Engine No. : # 07252
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
To be sold without reserve
 

Moto Morini manufactured motorcycles from 1937 and, in later years, endured the all-too-familiar round of corporate problems, various ownerships, and reincarnations. From 1973 they produced the 3 ½ V-twin which was imported to the UK from 1974. Purchased in 2002 as a non-runner, the vendor restored this machine over a two-year period. He rebuilt the engine and gearbox, refurbishing anything found to be deficient, including all new bearings. The frame was powder coated, new fork stanchions were fitted, plus new Hagon shock absorbers, new tyres, and an electronic ignition system. It was regularly used thereafter, until the end of 2012 but, having been garaged since then, will require re-commissioning. Paperwork comprises a current V5C, two service manuals, a parts book, and a quantity of receipts/invoices.