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...
Only two Vee Six Laverdas were constructed by the Breganze factory, the first in 1977 and this one in 1991. It was built from spare parts as a demonstrator for a projected special edition of 25 V-6 machines but the plan did not bear fruit due to financial constraints - the machines would have been prohibitively expensive.
A friend of the Laverda family, Cor Dees acquired this second V6 in 2007 and began the task of turning the display bike into a running motorcycle. This involved manufacturing the gearbox internals and clutch and many other parts over the ensuing eight years, and in 2005 the engine fired up with a glorious burble for the first time.
Pietro Laverda has demonstrated the '77 machine at motorcycle events and there are many videos and no doubt thousands of photographs of those very special days.
Please note that this machine is not offered for sale with the Nederland Laverda Museum collection.
Fine photography by Phil Aynsley