No Reserve – 1976 Suzuki GT750

SOLD FOR: $5,778

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 13, 2023

Winner: p****t

Winning Bid: $5,400
Buyer Fee: $378
Total: $5,778

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Description

10/7 Update: Thank you to one of our Facebook followers who keenly pointed out that this is in fact an ‘A’ model and not an ‘L’ model!

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

When Honda released the CB750, other Japanese manufacturers had no other choice but to respond. Kawasaki made the choice to develop a little bit more power than the CB750 with the Z1, but Suzuki chose to stay with their specialty of two-strokes and in 1972 they released the GT750.

The prototype Suzuki GT750 was shown at the 17th Tokyo Motor Show in October of 1970 and launched in Japan in September 1971 as a sports tourer. Developed from the Suzuki T500 with an extra cylinder and liquid cooling, it was marketed as the Le Mans in the US and Canada. Looking at the success of the 4-cylinder 4-stroke engine, it was actually pretty bold from Suzuki to keep their 2-stroke engine. But the major innovation Suzuki added to their machine was liquid cooling, which lent itself to the international nickname of “Water Buffalo”. Indeed, the GT750 was the first mass production bike from Japan that featured it.

This example is VIN: GT75070121. It came to Iconic as an import from the UK.

The odometer shows 363 miles. Per a previous sale listing in March 2023, the bike has been restored – we believe the odometer was reset at that time so we consider true mileage to be unknown.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, change the oil, flush the coolant, service the chain, and rebuild the brake calipers and master cylinder. Additionally, we replaced the air filter, flushed the tank with vinegar, rebuilt the petcock, replaced the missing ignition unit and front brake switch, gave the bike a detailing, and installed new tubes and Michelin Road Classic tires with date codes of 0923 and 1323.

Steve and Yonni did the work, they note the following in their condition report:

Fuel Tank Internal: Ok, small spots of rust
Tire Years – Front: 1323; Rear: 0923
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure – Front: 28PSI; Rear: 26PSI
Brake Life – Front: 99%; Rear: 60%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front: Ok
Transmission Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok, New
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok, New
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Passing: Ok
Parking Light: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok, front master missing
brake switch
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.76V
OCV: 12.78V
Capacity: 12.0 AH
State of Health: 100%
State of Charge: 75%
Test Ride: 4 Mile test ride, bike operates as intended

BIKE CONDITION:
– Case has crack near C/S sprocket
– Left muffler has rust under the chrome

Modifications:
This GT750 appears to be stock.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes three keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:






Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any GT750L stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1976

Make

Suzuki

Model

GT750

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

GT75070121

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 26

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: p****t

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
p****t October 13, 2023 3:00 pm PDT $5,400
s********e October 13, 2023 3:00 pm PDT $5,300 Auto
s********e October 13, 2023 2:59 pm PDT $5,100
p****t October 13, 2023 2:58 pm PDT $5,000 Auto
s********e October 13, 2023 2:58 pm PDT $4,900
p****t October 13, 2023 9:37 am PDT $4,600 Auto
d*******n October 13, 2023 9:37 am PDT $4,500
p****t October 13, 2023 9:32 am PDT $4,400 Auto
d*******n October 13, 2023 9:32 am PDT $4,300
p****t October 12, 2023 1:31 pm PDT $4,200 Auto
d*******n October 12, 2023 1:31 pm PDT $4,100
p****t October 10, 2023 8:49 pm PDT $3,900 Auto
d*******n October 10, 2023 8:49 pm PDT $3,800
p****t October 8, 2023 6:10 am PDT $3,600 Auto
o********t October 8, 2023 6:10 am PDT $3,500
p****t October 7, 2023 6:14 pm PDT $2,800 Auto
1***r October 7, 2023 6:14 pm PDT $2,700
p****t October 7, 2023 10:54 am PDT $2,600 Auto
w*****t October 7, 2023 10:54 am PDT $2,500
p****t October 7, 2023 9:52 am PDT $900 Auto
r********2 October 7, 2023 9:52 am PDT $800
p****t October 7, 2023 9:50 am PDT $700 Auto
x***8 October 7, 2023 9:50 am PDT $600
p****t October 7, 2023 9:19 am PDT $500
t*******2 October 7, 2023 9:19 am PDT $400 Auto
t*******2 October 6, 2023 6:16 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started October 6, 2023 7:02 am PDT
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