The entire Laverda Museum collection from Dutch collector and marque specialist Cor Dees is being offered for sale.
The collection features 81 motorcycles, scooters and mopeds and covers the complete history of Moto Laverda from 1950 to 2000.
All machines and Laverda motorabilia, which are housed in the family museum in Lisse, The Netherlands, will be sold as one lot through classic vehicle broker Via Thema.
The Laverda Museum was opened in April 2006 with hundreds of Laverda enthusiasts riding in from around Europe.
Dees had a close friendship with the Laverdas family and was able to buy many of the bikes and associated memorabilia such as photos, films and documents, directly from the factory.
The Laverda fan was attracted by the “beautiful exhaust tone” and the “robust styling” of the Italian marque.
He collected the bikes he liked, but also those that were significant in the history of the Italian brand.
The collection includes one of the first production bikes, the 1950 75 Turismo, plus Massimo Laverda’s personal 1951 Laverda 75 Turismo which was donated to the museum.
There is also an early example of a first-batch Laverda 650 from May 1968 which formed the basis for the successful Laverda 750 range.
The museum also has 12 historic race bikes from the factory’s 1970s hey days as well as selected Milano-Taranto and Motogiro works racers from the 1950s.
Dees is selling because of ill health.
But it’s good news that the collection will be sold as one lot and not broken up and spread around the world.