One of the largest known collections of MV Agusta motorcycles will go up for auction on Saturday (February 9, 2019), including nearly every production model since 1945.
Almost 100 motorcycles and even scooters from an unnamed Italian family will go under the hammer at the Retromobile Show in Paris.
Retromobile says the bikes, which include production models, factory prototypes and racers, could sell for as little as €3000 (about $A4800) to much as €250,000 ($400,000).
Many of the bikes were built by MV legendary Agusta racing manager Arturo Magni.
The family collection was started by the current owner’s uncle.
He worked in the family’s MV Agusta garage and raced the bikes in the Giro d’Italia and the Milan-Tarento races.
He bought the bikes when they were worth very little and had to rent a disused factory near Monaco to store the collection.
Most of the bikes were restored by ex-MV Agusta mechanics with no thought to the cost.
All are in running condition and have certificates of conformity issued by the MV Agusta museum.
If you’re interested in something a little closer to home, check out this Shannons auction in March including several classic bikes with no reserve.