Privately owned, it is possibly the largest classic MV Agusta motorcycles’ collection in the world, and it will be up for auction at the prestigious Rétromobile exhibition in Paris. As true pieces of motorcycle art, the machines will be on display and viewable by the public in hall 2.2 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles fair. The show opens today, while the auction itself will take place on Saturday February 9th, at 2.00 PM. Both the exhibition and the auction are curated by Artcurial.
Through unique pieces, prototypes and racing models, the collection retraces the history of the MV Agusta brand, from the years immediately following the end of World War II through the 20th Century and well into the new millenium. An exciting exhibition with some pieces possibly reaching hundreds of thousands of euros at the auction, as the two 1975 750 prototypes, or the 750S, designed by the legendary Arturo Magni, which belonged to Formula 1 pilot Arturo Merzario.
“Our bikes are the most collectible in the world, and we’re happy to see that exchanges between collectors are on the rise” said Timur Sardarov, CEO of MV Agusta. He added “although the company is not directly involved in the event, we are excited that our brand and its history will be so splendidly represented at this prestigious venue. We welcome Artcurial’s initiative and we appreciate the high degree of professionalism as well as the passion that went into organizing the exhibition and the auction”.
For more information about the event, visit the Artcurial space in the Salon Rétromobile Portal at //www.retromobile.com
Source : M V Agusta