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Ok I've found a frame with v5 and some other parts. It's been in a shed for some years in a dismantled state.
According to the owner it was a one owner grey import which is verified by the v5. It says first registered to an independent importer.
It's an Italian factory model but can someone verify the frame number ? Only reason I ask is that it's punched rather than stamped?
Is this an italian thing as I have seen other makers bikes with a similar way of marking the frame?
If there is any doubt I won't buy it.
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Yeah it appears to be genuine but it was the PUNCH marks rather than the actual number I was wanting to query.
Obviously we didn't get the Italian model but I just wondered why it's punched instead of stamped like most??
Is it down to low volume production so they didn't tool up??
 

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I just wanted to make sure before I had the frame blasted and painted and get on with a rebuild.
I was caught out a few years ago and lost a bit of money so I'm always a bit cautious these days.;)
 

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Great stuff I just wanted to make sure before spending any money on it.
Now that I know that is how they did the Italian models it's took the worry away lol cheers
 
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