1993 Ducati 888 SPO

SOLD FOR: $16,264

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 12, 2023

Winner: s*****1

Winning Bid: $15,200
Buyer Fee: $1,064
Total: $16,264

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Description

Please Note: This is part of the McCord Collection. Greg McCord has been an avid motorcyclist and collector for the last 25 years. Mr. McCord owns several motorcycle dealerships throughout the United States including 3 European dealerships in Northern California and a new flagship Triumph store opening soon on Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Most of the bikes in the collection have been on display at his dealership for several years.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

By 1992, when Pierre Terblanche gave the 851 a facelift, Ducati had firmly established a line of SP (Sport Production) homologation specials based on the line. The Italian firm debuted the SP5 for 1993, however they were not able to get it to pass US Department of Transportation regulations, so they created the SPO (Sport Production Omologato) for Americans that year.

The 888 produced 94 horsepower thanks to the iconic desmo valve V-Twin. Slight improvements contributed to a quarter mile time of 10.81 seconds on the way to a top speed of 157 miles per hour.

The SPO blended the Strada engine with several upgrades from the SP5, such as the single seat, upswept exhaust, and Ohlins shock with ride height adjustment.

In a 1993 comparison story, Cycle World summed up the 888 SPO as “a Superbike racer traveling incognito, with a headlight and turn signals included to keep the Department of Transportation happy. It is among the very best sportbikes in the world, regardless of engine type, regardless of country of origin… the 888 is one of those rare motorcycles whose limits are so high that you’d be foolish to try to get near them on the street.” Ducati backed that up on the track, winning the 1993 World Superbike Manufacturer’s Championship. Doug Polen would also win the AMA Superbike Championship that year on a Ducati as well.

This example is VIN: ZDM1HB7RXPB000782. Mr. McCord had it on display at one of his dealerships.

The odometer shows 16,515 miles.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, drain the fuel, perform a safety inspection, and make a list of recommended repairs. Angel did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Tire Year Front: 4405 / Rear: 4405
Tire Life Front: 90% / Rear: 90%
Tire Press Front: 30 PSI / Rear: 30 PSI
Brake Life Front: 90% / Rear: 90%
Suspension Leaks: No
Hydraulic Front/Rear and Clutch: Fail
Oil Quality: Fail due to age
Level: Ok
Coolant Quality: Fail due to age
Level: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12V
Notes: Bike ran on bench

Services Recommended:
• RR Oil
• RR Belts
• RR All Fluids
• RR Tires

Modifications:
Termignoni exhaust.

Aftermarket vented clutch cover.

EBC Pro-Lite rotors.

Tank pad.

Aftermarket grips.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Pilot Power tires with date codes of 4405 and 1606.

The sale includes two keys.

The sale also includes the original owner’s manual and Ducati ID card.

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 Ducati is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired in October 2013.

Per the CA DMV website, it would cost $1,095 to make registration current through October 2024.

Have any 888 SPO stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1993

Make

Ducati

Model

888 SPO

Mileage

16,515

VIN

ZDM1HB7RXPB000782

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 46

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: s*****1

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
s*****1 October 12, 2023 12:02 pm PDT $15,200 Auto
t***********t October 12, 2023 12:02 pm PDT $15,100
s*****1 October 12, 2023 12:01 pm PDT $15,000 Reserve
t***********t October 12, 2023 12:01 pm PDT $14,750 Auto
t***********t October 12, 2023 12:01 pm PDT $14,601
w***k October 12, 2023 12:01 pm PDT $14,501
s*****1 October 12, 2023 12:01 pm PDT $14,500 Auto
s*****1 October 12, 2023 12:01 pm PDT $14,301 Auto
w***k October 12, 2023 12:01 pm PDT $14,201
s*****1 October 12, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $14,100
t***********t October 12, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $14,000
s*****1 October 12, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $13,900 Auto
s*****1 October 12, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $13,600 Auto
t***********t October 12, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $13,500
s*****1 October 12, 2023 11:59 am PDT $13,301 Auto
w***k October 12, 2023 11:59 am PDT $13,201
s*****1 October 12, 2023 11:58 am PDT $13,100
s*************7 October 12, 2023 11:58 am PDT $13,000 Auto
s*************7 October 12, 2023 11:58 am PDT $12,800 Auto
w***k October 12, 2023 11:58 am PDT $12,700
s*************7 October 11, 2023 1:48 pm PDT $12,600
c******s October 11, 2023 1:48 pm PDT $12,500 Auto
c******s October 7, 2023 11:40 am PDT $12,100
h******t October 7, 2023 11:40 am PDT $12,000 Auto
h******t October 7, 2023 4:54 am PDT $11,800 Auto
c******s October 7, 2023 4:54 am PDT $11,700
h******t October 7, 2023 4:22 am PDT $11,600 Auto
c******s October 7, 2023 4:22 am PDT $11,500
h******t October 6, 2023 11:58 pm PDT $11,100 Auto
c******s October 6, 2023 11:58 pm PDT $11,000
h******t October 6, 2023 11:57 pm PDT $10,800 Auto
c******s October 6, 2023 11:57 pm PDT $10,700
h******t October 6, 2023 11:49 pm PDT $10,600 Auto
c******s October 6, 2023 11:49 pm PDT $10,500
h******t October 6, 2023 11:49 pm PDT $10,400 Auto
c******s October 6, 2023 11:49 pm PDT $10,300
h******t October 6, 2023 6:48 am PDT $10,100 Auto
a***n October 6, 2023 6:48 am PDT $10,000
h******t October 6, 2023 4:52 am PDT $5,988
m*****3 October 6, 2023 4:52 am PDT $5,888 Auto
m*****3 October 5, 2023 8:05 pm PDT $5,101
s******0 October 5, 2023 12:33 pm PDT $5,001 Auto
d******3 October 5, 2023 12:33 pm PDT $5,000
s******0 October 5, 2023 9:18 am PDT $988
n*******g October 5, 2023 9:18 am PDT $888 Auto
n*******g October 5, 2023 8:13 am PDT $1
Auction started October 5, 2023 7:02 am PDT
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