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Is a 1974 750 sport worth more then a 1973

I got a line on a 1974 Ducati 750 sport in need of restoration, the owner seems to think it's worth a lot more then the 1973. Anyone know what the bike is worth, all there needing full restoration?, and if it's truly worth more then the 1973?
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I imagine the '74 is more common though it probably had some "upgrades" over the '73 (and not sure if the '73 had a glass tank). But if one had a '73 and a '74, both restored, the older bike I believe had a lower production number and (for various other esoteric reasons) would be worth a bit more. Very, very few Sports came with a "bikini" fairing. Not sure if it was year specific.

The '73 and early '74 had leading axle forks -- forgetting function, it's just a bit more rare.

74: Ducati 750 sport for sale ? Moto Borgotaro

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I reckon that they are all worth the same, depending on condition, mileage and originality. If the bike that you have a line on is what you want and is a good price, then get it!
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Only reason suggesting '73 is that the earlier 750 GTs seem to be a bit up on the 74-75 (though the early GTs had some oddball paint schemes). But, of course, Duccout is right, get the one you want, they're close enough.

Here's a '74 w/fairing.

http://www.austinvintagecycle.com/19...d-restoration/

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There's no such thing as a price guide for old motorcycles otherwise the fella who sold the Monza Junior on the other thread wouldn't have given it away for the price he did.

It's just what you can buy or sell it for.

A 73 Sport is the same as a 74 or a 78. As Duccout said, give or take a few bucks for originality and condition.

In Australia Sports have been advertised for up to $50,000 (Aus) but my guess is that they sell for much less than that. Macdesmo would have a better idea. GT prices though have recently hit the $30,000 (Aus) mark for a good condition version and don't appear to be stopping.

Grab it if you can.
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If you search around under auctions you might get a rough idea. Note year of the sale etc., and you'll get a decent look at where these machines are going and have been going. Auctions can be deceptive in some ways as they can be driven by a bidder who will go more than the market. Still it can be a convenient measure and are generally close to spot on.

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I reckon that they are all worth the same, depending on condition, mileage and originality. If the bike that you have a line on is what you want and is a good price, then get it!
I've been watching Sport prices for years and I would agree with Duccout that it comes down to originality and condition, not year. Now, the '72 Z-stripe bikes are rarer and someone might pay more for one of those.

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Curious, was the fairing an option on this bike and for which years? Also, did the late '74/'75 have screw adjusting rocker arms as opposed to shims?

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Yes, the fairing was an option on the early Sport models, but I'm not sure on what years. AFAIK locknut rockers were never fitted to Sports, only GT's. My own Sport was one of the last made and came with shim type rockers and 750 Supersport primary gears, 32/70, which gave seriously high gearing! I crossed the Alps with that gearing and the gearbox certainly got a work out; after that I changed the rear sprocket to a 40t.
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Yes, the fairing was an option on the early Sport models, but I'm not sure on what years. AFAIK locknut rockers were never fitted to Sports, only GT's. My own Sport was one of the last made and came with shim type rockers and 750 Supersport primary gears, 32/70, which gave seriously high gearing! I crossed the Alps with that gearing and the gearbox certainly got a work out; after that I changed the rear sprocket to a 40t.
Ouch! I have an early '74 GT and originally thought the shims would just be a PIA. But, so far I've never had to change them.

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