Author Topic: 1979 Laverda Formula500  (Read 750 times)

Offline mgordonvegas8

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1979 Laverda Formula500
« on: June 03, 2019, 03:56 »
not sure if this has been posted before but just found on ebay, thought I would share


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-Other-Makes-Laverda/163717412845?hash=item261e5177ed:g:0zkAAOSwlR5c7Y5n

Offline Andy J

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Re: 1979 Laverda Formula500
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 22:38 »
I donít believe this is a genuine F500, having helped Tim Parker to conduct some research on the bike, and is more likely a replica built by Mike Waugh. Therefore if any one bids on the bike, which is probably a nice bike, you should satisfy yourself of itís true value.
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Offline SIC 58

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Re: 1979 Laverda Formula500
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 02:16 »
Not sure what transpired but I do not believe the bike sold on eBay. It was pulled prior to auction expiration
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Offline Andy J

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Re: 1979 Laverda Formula500
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 09:51 »
It was also pulled from another auction in the US last year as it couldnít be verified as genuine. For a start, the engine started out life as a 350 and is a different number to the frame, which is also from 1978.
Mike possibly owned at least one genuine F500, but details of what he did own and when is sketchy at best. Itís not known what happened to his records and as his partner, Louise has now also died there is no one to really to ask who may know. However it is known he built bikes up for customers, and that included replicas.
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Offline TheWrongTrousers

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Re: 1979 Laverda Formula500
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 19:15 »
The link is to another bike, not a 500. isn't this the $39,000 bike you were all being so rude about  ?
It was like that when I got here

Offline Sir Sidney Ruffdiamond

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Re: 1979 Laverda Formula500
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 15:41 »
Rude the people on here - nah thats just the English  ;D

Offline Davo

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Re: 1979 Laverda Formula500
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 15:45 »
The link is to another bike, not a 500. isn't this the $39,000 bike you were all being so rude about  ?

Look at the top left of the page "The listing you're looking for has ended" with a photo of the bike in the original post.
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