like the earlier Ducati F3 was a hand-built racing machine
that shared very little with the production bikes. All
engine castings are sand-cast rather than the road going
die-cast units. The engine featured special port angles,
large valves, a close ratio five-speed gearbox which is
unique to the SC, with wider gears and longer shafts, and
straight-cut bevel gears throughout.
carburetion was by Dell'Orto, an SS1 30 on the 250 and an
SS1 32B on the 350. Apart from the double cradle frame with
wider engine mounts that was specific to the SC, there were
also special alloy Marzocchi forks with stepped folk tubes.
The wheels were 19 inch front and rear and for 1965 the
brakes were lightweight Magnesium units from Oldani.
the rarest Ducati's ever, this 350SC is believed to be one
of only six series 2 350 SC motorcycles the factory ever
built; originally built for the Barcelona endurance races.
This particular bike has covered no miles since it was
rebuilt some years ago by a respected Ducati expert using
new factory parts. There is a spares and tool kit with the
bike which includes a new factory special double web race
rod and big end set, good second hand piston, special
factory tools, information pack, and other parts. Other
details include original factory supplied alloy tank and
fairing, Veglia competition rev counter, checked and x-ray'd
original Oldani magnesium brakes, 32mm SS1 Del Orto carb and
original rims rebuilt with stainless spokes.
Ducati was brought into the United Kingdom after many years
of being in South Africa where Ducati had sent it along with
Franco Farne to promote the brand in the 1960's.
Marianna have checked the engine over thoroughly and can
confirm it is in as new condition.
twenty 250SCs and six 350SC were built during 1965. The 250
and 350SC were extremely purposeful machines but did not
realize their full potential. Although not well documented,
today they stand out as some of the most desirable Ducati's
of the 1960s.
these engines were unbreakable, a fact proven by London
Importer, Vic Camp, holding one at maximum revs for a long
period of time to check its strength! They had very
sophisticated test methods in the 60's! Suffice to say, it
did not destruct.
motorcycle was designed for endurance races, rather than for
short circuit races but it would be accepted for a place in
both Goodwood events as well as the CRMC and IHRO series of
classic motorcycle races and events across Europe and
I have more pictures
available, happy to mail.
Happy to arrange shipment
at cost if required - bike located in the UK.
Landline +44 (0)118 9477429
Price 23,000.00 UK Sterling -
(approx $37000 USD)
Selling in a vain effort
to thin out my collection.