We received our marching orders in early April: get the rare Ducati 750 SS running and find a suitable new home. With a lot of help from technician and superhero, Sean Sheridan plus an assist from long time Ducati expert Knobby Clark, the greenframe was up and running within a few days. The selling part wasn’t easy. A few interested parties wanted to restore the motorcycle that was in original condition, but the seller wanted someone who would respect the bike as it is. And that gentleman is Jim V., the lucky winner. The 750 SS is in the capable hands Rich Lambrechts at DesmoPro who will benchmark all the proper services the 750 SS will need to live a happy life with the new owner.
Buyer and seller have entered into an agreement and it looks like Mint has sold the 750 SS.
There is a first for everything and you are never too old to learn. Mintologists are basically car people but we’ve been smitten by 2 motorcycles that have managed to crawl under our skin. We announce to the world that we are not experts in the land of the 2 wheeler therefore we invite corrective comments delivered in the proper tone. But we are fast learners and always ask the advice of people who are well-known in their world. With that said, Mint is proud to announce the exclusive representation of a ’74 Ducati 750 SS Green Frame or Super Sport. As the editors at Italy’s Motociclismo wrote, “To say that the SuperSport 750 was one of the most beautiful sportbikes ever made is no exaggeration; it may be considered among the most significant motorcycles of all time.” This was a street bike that went racing. The then new Ducati 750 was raced by Paul Smart and Bruno Spaggiari at the inaugural Imola 200 road race. Smart was not overly impressed by the roadster and didn’t even want to ride it. That changed when he arrived back in the pits to much fanfare because he had just smashed Imola’s lap record! Smart and fellow 750SS rider Bruno Spaggiari went on to a smashing 1-2 finish. Read More