SELLER SAYS: 1970 Ducati 450 Scrambler for sale. Totally restored to show room condition. The original Scrambler. Engine fully rebuilt, new wiring with electronic ignition, many new parts and a beautiful new paint job. No expense spared. For serious inquiries I can provide more details. Lots of receipts, comes with a Haynes manual and a genuine sales brochure. Covered only 500km since rebuild. Was a trophy winner at the recent Ducati Owners Club Ovest (bike show) here in Perth. It’s sure to attract a lot of interest. Call or text. Sometimes I am out of range so if I don’t pick up please text. Contact Ross on 0418 946 447 (Perth,WA) Ref#140123

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: How nice is this? Created primarily to take on BSA’s Victor 441 at the encouragement of Ducati’s American importer in the late 1960s, Ducati’s 450 Scrambler was the high point in an evolution that started in 1962 with 250cc and 350cc variants. By 1969, the push for a bigger piston was too much to resist. The 450 was manufactured from 1969 to 1974, making this  beautifully restored bike of Ross’s one of the early ones. The Scrambler of the 1970s was mostly a road bike with dirt bike styling  (although the later 450R/T boasted some off-road success). Both the Scrambler name and design brief were reincarnated by Ducati in 2015. We know which one we’d prefer in our shed — this one!

The Postman
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