When I saw this popped up on craigslist, I knew I wanted it, and I knew what I was getting into with a full restore.
I love (re) building bikes like these. This one, a non export model, somehow made it to the US from Italy, and I wish I knew that story. Who, why, and how did it get here? Who knows...
And a bike like this, well, it's not like restoring a Puch Maxi where you can call up treats and order the entire bike brand new in pieces.
You gotta work for something like this.
And now I have, quite possibly, the only Ducati Piuma 48 in the states, and from what I've seen online, the best one (tooting my own horn, sorry...)