Re: One less bell to answer.
- From: totallydeadmailbox@xxxxxxxxxxx (The Older Gentleman)
- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 07:18:28 +0100
Bruce Richmond <bsr3997@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Here is a listing of what things went for at a big vintage bike
auction last March.
Soeme of those prices are way cheap compared to what the bikes would
fetch in Britain. That BSA Lightning for $2000 (Lot 3) was a bargain.
Ditto the Victor 441 at $2500 (14) and the Lightning at $4800 (27). And
the '69 Bonnie at $6250 (33). Hell! $1900 for a nice BSA B50 (36).
Other stuff was also cheap by our standards: $5600 for a BMW R90/S (44):
you'd need $8000 equivalent here, minimum.
Some prices were high, like $13.5k for the Honda CL77 Scrambler. That
was never sold in the UK anyway, so wouldn't attract as much attention.
Most Jap stuff seemed to be decent value - $2100 for that Honda 400 Four
(74) was a bit less than it would make here. $1900 for the 1971 Kawasaki
Mach Three (86) was a bargain. $1800 for that horrible Yamaha RD400
(122) was definitely a bit strong, though. $800 for the Yamaha XT500
(129) was a steal.
Whoever paid $1500 for the Honda CM185 (171) was utterly deranged.
Generally, I think prices for most Brit stuff (BSA and Triumph) were
particularly good from the UK POV. Ditto most of the Japanese stuff.
Not sure about the Indians, as I really don't know enough about them.
They're very rare here.
Hm. Almost worth a cheap flight across the Atlantic, though.
I've x-posted this to uk.rec.motorcycles.classic for general interest.
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