This is a collection nonpareil, and represents a rarely seen opportunity for the discerning curator or collector.
The Cor Dees Collection includes 12 historic racing machines including Milano-Taranto and Motogiro works racers from the 1950s, many prototypes, and star of the collection a V6 1000cc endurance racer - with a second V6 under restoration (Sorry, neither are included in the sale).
In total there are over 80 machines in immaculate condition, along with a vast array of Laverda memoriabilia, photography, literature and documentation - the result of Cor Dees' 30 years of dedication to the marque. More...
Introduced at the Milan Fair in 1985, the Zundapp-powered Lesmo was produced from 1986 to 1989. The successor to the LB One, it lacked the former's exhaust valve and (thankfullly) electric starter, and gained a sixth gear, increased rake and trail and a longer wheelbase. It was also frightfully expensive, and this example is the only one which was sold by the Laverda distributor in Holland. It has done 140 kilometres since new.
Fine photography by Phil Aynsley