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'70s-Vintage Swiss Army 'Ducati' Motorcycles Rev It Up for Siegler & Co.

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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12, 2004 -- A truly rare bird -- the Swiss Army "Condor" motorcycle outfitted with a Ducati engine -- is among the newest eclectic collectibles in Siegler & Co.'s Spring catalog.

Siegler & Co., formerly Sovietski Collection, has been offering rare items from around the world through its print and online catalog since 1992. The current catalog features extraordinary finds, such as giant border guard binoculars, WWII-era carrier pigeon cages, titanium crowbars and even a scale Titanic model, hand-signed by an actual survivor. For a complimentary 56-page color catalog, visit (or call 800-442-0002).

"We've been hunting for these legendary Swiss bikes for years," says Mitch Siegler, president of Siegler & Co. "And, their condition is amazing -- you'd never know they were a quarter of a century old."

The Condor motorcycles Siegler and his team discovered were built in the mid-'70s for the Swiss Army, which needed rugged and reliable bikes to handle the rigors of the Alps. The bikes, featuring a solid frame and punchy 350 cc kick-start Ducati engine, sped through the twisting mountain roads like a champ.

"Hop on, start 'er up and vvvrooomm, you're ready for any adventure, whether it's a quick spin to the store or a journey to the top of the Matterhorn," says Siegler.

Siegler started the Sovietski Collection catalog in 1992. Last year, Siegler and his network of adventuring suppliers expanded their efforts by offering vintage relics and rare collectibles from around the world through a new catalog, dubbed Siegler & Co. -- Historically-Inspired Products with a Sense of Adventure.

In addition to the Condor motorcycles, the catalog's buyers have also wrangled a few WWII-era Swiss courier bicycles. Features like leather saddles, vintage license plates and even magneto-powered front and rear lights are certain to grab the attention of collectors.

For a complimentary catalog or to order any of Siegler & Co.'s fine products, call (800) 442-0002. International: (619) 294-2000. Fax: (619) 294-2500. Internet: Email: .