MV Agusta CSS175/204cc, deliberately not restored because of its history.
This MV was sold in 1958 by Stanley Hailwood, the father of Mike 'The Bike' Hailwood to British racing driver Chris Newport. Mike was 16/17 years old, still unknown, and at the beginning of his career. Chris raced on it for a number of years, he then stored it and didn’t use it anymore. Sold a few years ago in 2012, it ended up in the Netherlands.
Dorian Skinner interviewed Chris Newport, his story with the complete history is in the MV Agusta magazine (photo). There is also an article about the specifications and the prepared racing engine block. Amal TT carburetion, double race setup, Avon green racing tyres, rims with rim clamps, ventilated drums with air intake, original '54 SMITHS revolution counter.
The engine block was rebored to 204cc, larger cylinder head, larger ports, oversized valves polished, high compression piston and original first megaphone exhaust. It has no dynamo/flywheel and no kickstarter to make it even lighter and faster. Everything was done at the time.
This small MV is a true piece of racing history.
In the meantime, a lot of documentation and photos have been gathered, also old programmes with accompanying starting lists from 1957 at Oulton Park, Brands Hatch and Castle Combe.
After doing some research, it seemed the MV cockpit was completely red which was professionally coloured.
The engine block turns and has compression, the racing gears shift.
- MV Agusta
- Model Type
- CSS Racing
- Engine size (in cc)
- Year of first registration
- Registration papers
- No Registration Papers
- Frame number
- waarschijnlijk onder fairing steun
- Engine number
- Located in country