This was a real special find with some coincidence. I was reading Dave Moultons blog in which he was talking about his special Aero Masi that he built for a trade show. In his blog post he said “I wonder where that one is now; definitely one of a kind”. I kid you not a week later this bike rolls into my shop. The owners of this bike was a kid and his father who bought this from their neighbor. They wanted to see if I could get Dura Ace AX hoods so they could sell it at the local bike swap. I did have access to those hoods and knowing what this was I put in a bid to buy it. They had some knowledge of Masi pricing so I did not get it for cheap but I was still happy to find it. I contacted Dave Moulton and he confirmed that this is the bike he built.
The bike was built in late 1981 for the 1982 bicycle trade show in New York. I have a friend that actually remembers this bike being there. The serial number was 001 and SM82/81.