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Old 08-29-2008, 07:10 PM   #31
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'69 Ambassador

My favorite Guzzi by far (and I've owned plenty).
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:13 PM   #32
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Resurrected from parts of several different bikes.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:15 PM   #33
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:18 PM   #34
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Just sold to a friend...
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:20 PM   #35
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if I am not silly in love with R100 when I get it done there is a 70's Guzzi in my future

did the Eldo ever come with disc brakes?
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:34 PM   #36
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if I am not silly in love with R100 when I get it done there is a 70's Guzzi in my future

did the Eldo ever come with disc brakes?
73 and 74.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:37 PM   #37
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My favorite Guzzi by far (and I've owned plenty).

what makes it the fav??

what makes it better than barney?
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:27 AM   #38
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Some Guzzis...

Are these old enough to be Classic...?

My current Roundfin, this one stays, an '84 SP 1000 NT










'79 G5 1000




Jon's '78 850 LeMans that I restored for him... Great story about how he got it "Back", tell you someday when you have a few minutes...





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Old 08-30-2008, 06:28 AM   #39
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For sale by owner...
ooo oooo, where and how much?
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:20 AM   #40
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73 and 74.
Actually '74 and '75 Eldos had a single front disc brake, '73 was still drum (mid-'73 they did some with four-leading-shoe drums, but they were titled as '74s also). No '75 Eldorados you say? Guzzi built one last batch of 131 Eldos for the LAPD in Sept.'74 all titled as '75s. This one is VIN 63062 and will be for sale after a little "freshening".
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:39 AM   #41
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what makes it the fav??

what makes it better than barney?
Mostly sentimental attachment - it was the bike I bought just after my (now ex) wife left me and my employer of 14 years outsourced my job. Spent the whole summer of '97 just riding around, free as a bird, spending my severance money.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:41 AM   #42
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ooo oooo, where and how much?
Near Frederick, MD. Owner wants $12k.
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:07 PM   #43
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Excuse my ignorance but, what is the difference between an Ambasador and an Eldorado?
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:29 PM   #44
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Excuse my ignorance but, what is the difference between an Ambasador and an Eldorado?
Ambassador was a 750 with a four-speed, and the Eldo is an 850 with a 5-speed. There are a few other detail differences, but very minor.

The Ambassadors have a "prettier" rear drive casing too. You can tell the 750 motor because they don't have the additional horizontal ribs on the block below the cylinders, and the 4-speed trannies are not ribbed for my pleasure like the 5-speeds.
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:35 PM   #45
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to hammer it home:

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