The initial run of Ducati Sandcast motorcycles saw fewer than 400 manufactured, including the Imola race bikes. Ducati was just a small and financially struggling company in the early 1970s when amazingly, built a machine that changed motorcycle riding and the racing world. Designed by the legendary Fabio Taglioni, Ducati's first road-going V-twin, the 750GT arrived in 1971. This 750 design led to many other well-received Ducati roadsters, and of course, racing wins, most notably Paul Smart’s famous 1972 Imola 200 victory. This particular 750GT is a late 1971 production Sandcast variant - first sold on December 27th 1972 by Ducati retailer, St Jean Motos, in St . Jean D'Angely, France. Then exported to Germany in 1988, where the GT was privately owned and completely restored in 2012-2013.