This MV 750 S, which belonged to Gianfranco Bonera, made an important contribution to the 140,000 euros raised during an auction organized in England in favor of humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
May 19, 2022
S.i the silent auction was held at the end of April DEC-Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal in the context of Salon Privé Londonone of the most luxurious and exclusive motoring events in England.
The purpose of the initiative was one fundraising for the health emergency in Ukraine obtained from the sale of 25 items auctioned during the celebration dinner of the event that was held at Royal Hospital Chelsea.
THEn particular the auction house RM Sotheby’s donated a MV Agusta 750 S from 1974 valued between 40,000 and 55,000 euros.
The bike was originally owned by the then official MV rider Gianfranco Bonerawho covered the first 3,000 kilometers according to what was reported by the instrument of the motorcycle.
In 1978 the 750 S passed to a Swiss collector, before being sold in 2013 to another Belgian collector.
D.of four Dell’Orto carburettors, this MV provided 69 horsepower thanks to its four-cylinder in-line twin-shaft which in the outline design it was inspired by the racing engine but with the final shaft drive.
Beat for the figure of 48,000 pounds (about 56,000 euros) brought the largest contribution to the fundraising which reached 120,000 pounds, plus 140,000 euros.
La motorcycle was bought by Ian Smartwho said he was pleased to have been awarded it and to have been able to participate in an important fundraising campaign to bring aid to Ukraine.
Bringing together around 15 major UK charities, the government’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) raises funds quickly and efficiently during international crises and does so to help people through a prompt humanitarian response.