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ducati 250 road / race bike 1962 Daytona Cafe Racer John Surtees
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Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Year: 1962
Number of Previous Owners: 3 Manufacturer: Ducati
Performance Upgrades: Tuned Engine Date of 1st Registration: 01/02/1962
V5 Registration Document: Present Engine Size: 250
'first registered to 'John Surtees Ltd' in 1962'

After much deliberation I have decided to put my 1962 NC 250 road race project up for sale
Brought by me last year, I've spent quite a bit of cash on this project but unfortunately work circumstances changed several months ago and I've not had any spare cash since. I don't think the work situation will change any time soon so have made the difficult decision to sell - I've priced everything up to finish and its working out about £1000

V5 present, 3 owners since 1962' the last one only had it for a year and did no work to it. The bike had obviously been stood for some time.

Crankshaft - sent to Lacey Ducati for inspection - upon strip it was decided that a new conn rod kit was required. Nigel Lacey fitted an Arrow race conn rod kit plus a new sludge trap bung - I have a receipt for this work which cost over £800

Cylinder head - was a regular small valve head - upon Nigel Laceys recommendation, I sent the head to SCR Classics who vapour blasted it, converted it to large valve spec, enlarged the inlet to 32mm complete with matched inlet manifold, fitted new guides and machined the seats to match the supplied Lacey valves (watch their video: - it was also modified to run the Lacey coil spring conversion (supplied with collets) -  cost over £800 including parts

Stanchions - original re-hard chromed (£150) - legs polished
Front wheel - new build WM2 x 19" Borrani, polished rim, stainless spokes and polished hub (£400)
Rear wheel - requires rebuild
Seat - brand new reproduction 'mach 1' seat (cost £189 from classicducati)
Rearsets - 'classic ducati bevel' from discovolante £186 new - brackets fabricated
Tank - in original paint (will require respray) undented, whoever packed this bike away all those years ago had the common sense to put paraffin in the tank, so its pretty clean inside
Frame - first registered to 'John Surtees Ltd' in 1962 - I've modified the frame to add a steering damper (just tacked on) outrigger supports to gain additional bracing from the longer WC swingarm pin + the swingarm has webbing added at the wheel end for additional strength
Barrel - standard size  I was going to rebore it to +0.5mm and have brought a new Omega piston kit to match (£200 new)
2 x 4 speed gearboxes
most, if not all of the engine components, including crankcases, all ally parts polished.
Various new seals, bearings, cables engine mounts etc etc etc

As you can see I've spent quite a bit, certainly way more than the listing price, and there is many things I've forgotten to list I'm sure
 I will not accept Paypal - it will need to be cash on collection
Price is negotiable
To finish, the engine will need assembly (requires about £50 of bearings, thats all) new rear shocks, rear wheel rebuild, tyres, carb, silencer + paint.

Please feel free to contact me on 07923993455 - Tom

** forgot to add - I have the original standard road spec camshaft which I went away to Phil Joy who has re ground it to the famous 'green and white' spec. Phil also re-finished the rockers (£180 inc camshaft). At some point, most likely the late 60's / 70's a Lucas stator and rotor were modified to fit on the standard crank / crankcase, giving a 12v ignition system. The Lucas parts were modified to fit the standard ducati parts so can be put back to standard with no issues although the Lucas parts are in great shape.**


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