TO ACQUIRE THIS ONE OWNER AND JUST OUT OF STORAGE AFTER 25 YEARS! JUST A SMALL AMOUNT OF RE COMMISSIONING TO BRING HER BACK TO HER
AWESOME BEST !.
Due to on-going building work at my property and imminent
loss of storage ,I reluctantly decided to sell her
Reg No: NBU566P
Frame No :LAV1000x1*2948* DGM125710M
Colour: Pantone Gallio
Frame : black.
to the Model and thoughts excerpts from
a contemporary road test
No doubt that the 1000 Laverda is one of the bike which has
the strongest character!
First comes its physical and aesthetical aspect, a very big
and beautiful engine, very clean design, and a general look which gives a very
expressive bike in spite of what is ultimately a very elegant picture.
The character of the engine too, above all in 180° version,
is made of a strong and brutal attitude! Power and torque, deep sound,
brutality, everything contributes to make a 1000 Laverda road test an
unforgettable experience, even if we have tested so many bikes before. No doubt
that Laverda could have civilized this bike a bit, but this is this wild
character which finally makes of it a priceless experience.
There is no one-day 1000 Laverda tester: Until you ride it,
you are doubtful, even critical versus a monster that you can't really
understand. But since you test it, you just want it for ever!
The 1000 Laverda has three cylinders of 980,76 cm3, offering
specs of a multicylinder (vivacity, high revs,...) and in the same time also
the strong character of a big unitary cubic capacity engine (torque, deep
There were two crankshaft timings: The first one, from 1973
to 1981, has two external pistons at TDC while central one is down, hence the
nick name of "180°". This timing was initially used to avoid
excessive side pressure onto the crank bearings, a well known problem on any
Thus the only engine ever built with a 180° timing was
created, resulting in a special character:
Everything is different compared to any marketed engine: The
engine is brutal, the sound and feeling are unique, vibes can be present... Add
to that a...perfectible Bosch electronic ignition (which did no favours for
Laverda in its inquiries for the best products available at that time...),
accentuating the brutality of the beast, and you are riding a sort of monster,
all the pleasure laying to tame it... if you can...this engine continues to delight the enthusiasts who still
haven't found its equal on the market.
Laverda ‘s first and arguably the best of the breed fitted with Borrani Mag wire
According to the Laverdamania register ,the frame/engine
numbers relate to the machine being Manufactured in 1974 and first registered
for the road in 1976 .has covered 26579 miles up until she was taken off the
road in 1987,( the tax disc is still on the bike) this was through the failure
of the Achilles heel “ the bosch hz ignition amplifier,this system
has now been superseded with far superior aftermarket units from the likes of
Fitted with JOTA stainless steel silencers
As you can see from the photographs,the bike is in very good
condition ,the frame ,shock absorbers ,front forks, Borrrani,wires
,tyres,Engine /Gearbox unit, caburettors
and airbox, tank,side panels, Exhaust headers and silencers
lighting all excellent
Well since bringing her out of storage, the electrical system has been looked over ,new battery fitted ,ignition
barrel ,flexible brake hoses ,Master
cylinder overhaul,rear brake light switch,
centre stand ,FRC Adjustable rear shock absorbers,fuel taps etc.
What is there to do for re commissioning ?
On cranking the engine over there was pulses from the stata showing that the input was happening up to
the CDI Unit but there was no spark from the coils this we think was the
unit itself ,I managed to acquire a
second-hand one which on fitting ,the
bike fired up! Sounding absolutely wonderful , Great" I thought problem solved !
then after moving her and coming back in
a week or so time ,I went to start her
but to no avail ,on further inspection I found that the second-hand unit was
only producing a spark on one coil , ( both amplifiers and coils have been
removed but are boxed up ready to go with the bike)
So it is my opinion
what is needed to get the bike on the road and up to mot standard , the cdi system need upgrading, front
calipers want overhauling (rear drum is
excellent ) The chain and sprocket look
ok, the tyres ( Avons) whilst both have
been on the bike since she came off the road in 87,they look like new and as
she has been stored off the ground the tyres have not been stressed, so could
be fine .
So as far as I can see that is it!
This model is much sought after and commanding excellent prices their investment
and classic status is assured.
With a little work
this could be a superb example of the breed and at No” Reserve it is the ideal
opportunity to acquire!
Many Thanks for looking and all the very best of look with
Please note: the Motor Cycle is being sold as an on-going
project and at present not sold in a roadworthy condition if you have any doubt
about of these facts kindly refrain from
placing a bid on the vehicle .
The vehicle is
as usual being sold with “No” Reserve !
Please Remember You Bid to Buy Not to Haggle.
Please note, The description of the vehicle is from my eyes
and my opinion, you are warmly encouraged to view and inspect prior to bidding yourself , I will do my
utmost to accommodate you. But once the auction has finished and if you are the
winning bidder, you will be expected to conclude the transaction after being
given this opportunity to inspect before the auction concludes. Please do not
hesitate to call on: 07970383375 to arrange a viewing.
If the winning bidder is not UK Mainland based, it would be
possible to deliver the motorcycle to a embarkation destination of their
choice, once payment is received and the appropriate delivery tariffs have been
met, it would be up to the winning bidder to organise the necessary on-going
transportation and paperwork..
Please note! With two previous bidders who have had
successful bids on other classics I have sold and have been European mainland
based, they did not complete the sale quoting, they did not realise the
logistics for transportation to the European mainland
Please, Please, Please!
If you are based on the European Mainland and you are going
to bid on the vehicle, please make sure you have the means to transport to the
European mainland, also please make sure before you bid, that if you intend to
road use the vehicle it can be registered in your country.
Seller's payment instructions
On successful bid, the winning bidder will contact the
vendor by phone on 07970383375 or email within 24 hours of auction end, a
deposit of £500 will be required within 72 hours of the auction.
Payment and collection within seven days (unless by prior
The payment will be either Sterling, Bank transfer
If paying by cheque the car will not be released until
clearance of the cheque, all payments in sterling.
Delivery is available throughout the UK and to ports of
embarkation only,this is via Wye Bridge Motors of Hereford they are experts in
Classic Car Transportation and have a “bed off” transporter especially designed
to take the lowest classic.
If you require a quote for terms and tariffs to your
destination please do not hesitate to email or call me :07970383375
If you require additional pictures, please do not hesitate
Now for the boring bits, I only sell good quality classic
cars and describe the cars as accurately as I can and sell with honesty and
integrity (please read my feedback) I have had on now 13! Occasions individuals
being the successful bidders on cars and not fulfilling the auction terms so
wasting my time and stopping a genuine person getting the car,
I am also sad to say had an individual who decided after
winning the car thinking he could try and force me to sell the car for less
intimating placing negative feedback!
I would be grateful if you could call Me on:
07970383375 or email before you bid to confirm your intentions are bona fide
Many thanks for your understanding.
What a British Grand Prix at Sliverstone! Amazing performances and some great car control ,a lot of this being
down to the farcical situation over the tyres being supplied by Pirelli,I do
believe that the one make provider is detrimental to F1,if there was a competitor they would, I am
sure be providing a better carcass ! whilst of course’ some cars and drivers are harder on tyres than others ,you can’t have it that races are being lost
because a component is failing right
across all teams spoiling the racing and posing an unacceptable danger!
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1965 1380 M.E.D uprated Mini Cooper “S”
evocation ,massive spec ,suffice to say it goes like the proverbial!
1973 Triumph Stag ,V8 Rover conversion
1971 Superb lightweight, hill climb
modified TVR 2500 VIXEN ,Tripple Webers, uprated brakes
,lightweight body etc watch this space!