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Diana Daytona How many were produce the first year 1961? How much one be worth if it was restore?
 

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Daytona How many were produce the first year 1961? How much one be worth if it was restore?
 

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Actually the Diana was the US version of the British model Daytona. Both were basically the 250 Monza. Produced between 61-64, in the Uk a good Daytona will only fetch £3000 tops. But then you cant give a 160 away here where as in the US they are popular.
 

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Thank you for any info new to Ducati

I have 1961 I belive Diane it was cafe out before 1972.My question is I don't want to be destroying a piece of history. I was going to be turning it into a café racer. I might be interested in restoring the number is very low

Was there a lot made in 1961 and are there still around?
 

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I'm curious as to how you know it's a 1961 Diana yet you don't seem to know much of anything else about it? That's pretty specific info for somone who isn't sure what a Diana is.

The bike won't have a frame number to identify it, there would be no indication of year anywhere on the bike. Are you getting this from the foil tag (which is easily faked BTW)? Engine number?

Yes, a Diana is valuable compared to a Monza. How valuable? No idea, I've never seen one for sale. Less valuable then a Mach 1, more valuable than a Monza. Obviously it depends on condition. I'm guessing it wouldn't be valuable enough to warrant having a proper restoration done if you are just in it for the money. I'm also guessing you haven't got the resources to do a proper restoration yourself? No flame intended but you haven't given us anything to go on regarding your experience/skills with bikes in general.

IMHO it would make no sense to "cafe" one out at this stage of the game. What would you do to it anyway? It was already about as "cafe" as a single cylinder Ducati can get, right from the factory. If you start adding parts to make it look like every CB350 that's been "cafe'd" then it won't be worth any more than a Monza that's had the same treatment.

How about a little more background of what sort of shape it's in now, how you know it's an early Diana etc? Pics of the bike? Engine number? What about your background/skill set? Not knowing what you're working with, both from a starting point (the bike) and a skill set (you) make it rather hard for anyone to tell you what it will be worth when you are done with it.

If it is truly a Diana, and it's in relatively decent shape, your best bet is to not touch it. Sell it as is and find a Monza to play with.
 

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Desmo dog is right real Dianas are very rare and very sought after. A restored 62 Diana could bring 17,000 to 20,000 or more at auction here.

I'd be very surprised if what you have is a Diana.
 

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I bought a dirt bike 30 yrs ago. ducati 250.took it to a Ducati dealer locally for a tune up. He had it running good when I picked it up.He asked me what year it was, I said the title says 1963. He said it was not a scrambler,it was a 1963 Diana. He said someone sawed off the original clipons and left stubs of clipons.
he said it was worth more as the Diana,don't waist it as a dirt bike. He sold me a handle bar delete top triple clamp,and a new set of original clipons for 14.00$ and a new carb slide for the 27mm Delorto.Under the spray can black paint job was the original blue paint on the frame. The title got lost and back then, but it was found this spring and hope to put it on the road, next year or so. I'm 66 yrs old and have 8 Ducatis in different states of completion.
Finish them when you are young, when you are older, your life changes!
 

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excuse me, but are you of foreign birth. If not, you really should do a review of your postings to ensure a bit better presentation here.
How much one be worth if it was restore?
is a bit childish or perhaps a sign of a 'multitasking proficient' I-gen poster.
 

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It always amazes me how many people ask a question then never come back.
The OP last visited on Oct 24 so he did come back. Apparently he didn't get the answer he wanted so he lost interest? No money to be made so why bother spending more time on it.

What amazes me is how many people think there is money to be made buying an old bike for a few hundred bucks, paying someone else to fix it, then selling it. On the other hand, if you don't know anything about what you're looking at, then you wouldn't know how freakin expensive it is to have someone (properly) restore ANY bike.

A lot of people think if it says Ducati on the tank it must be worth a lot of money. A local guy was selling a 160 Monza Jr project bike. It was rough, missing a couple things, didn't run, he really didn't know what it was, but he wanted $4500 for it. I had bought one in amazingly similar condition a couple years before for $200.
 

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Yep. Or say, 'Thank you'. Plus I reckon it's a good rule not to reply to any one who asks, "How much are they worth?"... :) :abduct: :sleep:

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Craig
i second that motion Craig .

on another Ducati forum a guy showed a picture of a pile of Ducati single parts he bought and asked what he had . i went to great lenght to explain what he had .

2 days later the parts popped up on E bay with my detailed discription

Eldert
 

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So Ducati7, some better pictures would greatly help identify the bike. I think there might be a megaphone exhaust, but cannot tell anything from that pic.

I would highly recommend posting better photos if you truly want to identify the Ducati. There are many people on this forum that are experts in vintage Ducatis if there ever was one that will gladly help anyone.
 
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