Roberto Pontiroli Gobbi, president and founder of the Moto Club Yesterbike, informed us via facebook that the late Giancarlo Morbidelli's legendary collection of racing and vintage motorcycles is about be auctioned off.
"The auction that was to take place in April in Stafford was first postponed and then canceled due to the pandemic," Pontiroli Gobbi revealed. "Another will be held, scheduled for August 15th and 16th in Bicester, a town in Oxfordshire, England, Covid-19 permitting, since the pandemic situation in Great Britain is very serious. And, on that occasion, the 324 motorcycles that were loaded onto four trucks last fall from the Morbidelli Museum will go to auction. Among these, the precious, unique 4-cylinder Ducati 125 (pictured above with Giancarlo Morbidelli), starting at auction from 440,000 to 660,000 Euros, along with the Morbidelli 250, with which Giacomo Agostini also competed in Misano in 1976 (photo below), where he finished second behind Franco Uncini, starting at 66,000 to 110,000 Euros. Certainly the most important bikes will unfortunately be scattered among wealthy collectors from all over the world, but some well-known experts and insiders are also convinced that many of the 1950 and 1960 street bikes present in the now former Giancarlo Morbidelli Museum, whichwere loaded onto that truck, will remain unsold and will return to Pesaro. We’ll just have to wait and see. The only sure thing is that this collector's all-Italian treasure has now been hopelessly ruined."
Photo: courtesy of Roberto Pontiroli Gobbi