V700s manufactured in 1975/1976
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
Thanks to Tom Short and Moe Moore from Cycle Garden for sending me this information in a private e-mail.
Per our discussion at John's [80th birthday party], here are my pics of a 1975 V700 I took in Germany.
The story I got from the owner was, 200 were built for export to the Argentinean Police. They refused them because the new 850 T was out, and they wanted those instead. An Italian Guzzi shop purchased all the bikes from Guzzi, stripped them down and painted them orange. You can see in the pics that the block is ribbed like an 850, but I cannot tell and don't remember if it has a 4 LS front brake.
Moe Moore from Cycle Garden:
Those are just like the ones I saw in Holland, dated 1976, they where white and had the Euro buddy seat on them.