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Offline ianmaro

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Talking about the drumbrake 3C
« on: February 23, 2012, 22:35 »
Come on guys, let's share every information about this misterious bike... Pics, tips, tricks, stories...
Anyone who knows something please speak up!!!
I start...
 

1.  
This must be a preproduction bike I think;
note the SF1 seat pattern, lack of "laverda" script on generator cover, single non-Voxbell horn.
1th from the right Francesco Laverda, 6th (in red & sunglasses) Massimo Laverda.



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This pic appeared on Motociclismo 10/1972.
The text says: "Monday, 31th of Luly (1972). The first Laverda 1000 was taken outside in the courtyard of the factory.
Are watching, from left: Luciano Zen, Roberto Gallina, Francesco Laverda and Massimo Laverda."



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As above, from Motociclismo 10/1972.



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From Motociclismo 10/1972.



6.
From Motociclismo 10/1972.
In the bottom pic, regarding the black silencer, the text says: "The silencer has a special black chrome treatment (?!?)"



7.
From Motociclismo 10/1972.
From the left: Adalberto Falletta, new lucky owner of the bike, Roberto Gallina and Nico Cereghini.
In the background, the beautiful Gallina's shop in La Spezia (Liguria, Northern Italy).



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This is from the '72 A4 3C brochure. This bike is #1010. Wonder if it still exists...



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From the '72 A4 3C brochure.



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From the '72 A4 3C brochure.



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From the '72 A4 3C brochure.



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From the '72 A4 3C brochure.



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From the '72 A4 3C brochure.



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From the '72 A4 3C brochure.



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From the '72 A4 3C brochure.



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From the '72 A4 3C brochure.



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From the '72 A4 3C brochure.



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From the '72 A4 3C brochure.




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This is the front cover of the italian "use and maintenace" book of the '72 3C (thanks Gert!! ;)).
Still the #1010 bike.




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Front cover of the italian "use and maintenace" book of the '72 3C




21.
This is from the '73 A2 "big" Laverda brochure (thanks Gert!! ;)).




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From the '73 A2 "big" Laverda brochure.




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From Cycle 3/1973. This bike is #1012.




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From Motorrad, 11/1972.




25.
Laverda 3C '73. Note the bulb under the generator.




26.
This is from the '73 A3 3C brochure (thanks again Gert!! ;)  ;)).




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From the '73 A3 3C brochure.



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From the '73 A3 3C brochure.



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From the '73 A3 3C brochure.



30.
From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.



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From Motociclismo 6/1973.


...and so on...

Ciao!
Marco
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 09:12 by ianmaro »

Offline Jotally

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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 22:51 »
Some great pics there.

Love the dark metallic green on 1  & 2

The look in pic 3 from four that just says " Its good".

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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 00:04 »
a truly fascinating set of pics - a touch of history

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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 02:34 »
Caption for piture one:

Short bloke in blue suit:
"You can't be serious, you forgot the petrol, we look like idiots in front of all these people"

Guy in blue overalls:
"I asked Mario to fill her up!" Opens tank, looks inside. "Fungulla Bastarda. where's that lazy bugger Mario"

Bloke in cap, the engine casting expert: "I reckon it needed three webs on the upper casing, I don't want to look""


Massimo: "I hope nothing else is buggered up"

Bloke in leather Jacket:
"Is that front wheel nut loose?"

Massimo whispers to his mate:
"Oh shit, that was my job!"


 
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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 02:42 »
Nice Pics

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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 03:35 »
I love it when Marco gets bored.  ;D ;D
Great pix!!
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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 06:41 »
Pictures 8 and 9 look like they were taken at the Piazza in Marostica just down the road from Breganze. Of course you could see more if that silly women wasn't in the way...

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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 07:01 »
great pics! Friend of mine had #1109 for many years. To finance some other projects, he unfortunately sold it roughly 10 years back, not sure to whom. Remember a ride with him down to the Laverda Meeting at Maurizzio's Place (Bikers Restaurant "Da Maurzizzio" on the Monte Grappa). When we returned, it went dark and Sigi lost the glas of his taillight. Any time he braked, I got blind...  :o
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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 07:49 »
Fab,is the correct term I believe for this era!

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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 08:00 »
Pictures 8 and 9 look like they were taken at the Piazza in Marostica just down the road from Breganze. Of course you could see more if that silly women wasn't in the way...

Tom

It's not Marostica Tom, the buildings around the sqare there are less grand and there's the chessboard motif in the paving. It's either Padova or Vicenza I should think.
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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 08:37 »
Just one hell of a gorgeous bike!!!

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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 09:52 »
You've just made my day Marco  :D

Just what is the switch (bulb) under the alternator of the 73 bike?
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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 10:12 »
Grazie Marco these treasured pictures should be revered they are simply fantastic, I have a large picture of the same guy in overalls with Massimo leaning over an early 3C in the factory in black and white sitting above the early 3C that I am building,
Buono fini setimana Marco.
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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2012, 10:45 »
Grazie Marco, great compilation!!!
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Re: Talking about the drumbrake 3c
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2012, 10:46 »
Thanks a lot, Marco.
Wonderful pics.
pics 21 and 22 with the red carpet is #1011.
Still alive in Northern Germany.
The owner is a buddy of mine and keeps it
warm and dry in good company (#1007, #1008, #1013).

Kind regards,
Ernesto