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...
Former Laverda works racer Augusto Brettoni and number of others in development joined Ing. Livio Sovilla to produce this very sophisticated design which, it is believed, began life as the Pesaro-built DAP-Parilla which finished 2nd in the 1989 Italian 125 championship. The machine experienced problems during the 1990 Mugello GP and work on the project progressed no further.
Fine photography by Phil Aynsley