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Mecum Las Vegas auction results

Postby htown16 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:38 pm

I spent some time today looking at bids from Mecum's recent Las Vegas motorcycle auction. I concentrated on the most popular Brit makes and years. I left out any rare models like TT Specials, BSA Hornets or JPS Commandos. I also left out any modified bikes like cafes and choppers. Amount shown is either winning bid or high bid on a no sale. I did take a quick look at the pictures on each. As you would expect the highest bids were on pristine 100% correct bikes by recognized restorers

1965-70 Triumph 650 Bonnevilles (16) 6.0 to 18.0K$, Ave 8K$
65 8.5,11.5
66 6.5
67 10.0,11.5
68 6.0,6.5,7.5,14.0,18.0
69 9.5
70 7.0,10.0,11.5,12.0,15.5

1965-70 Triumph 650 Tiger R+C (10) 5.0 to 17.0K$, Ave 10.5K$
65 13.5
66 12.0,12.5
67 5.0,12.0
68 14.5
69 11.5,17.0
70 7.5

1972-79 Triumph 750 Bonneville, Tiger (9) 3.0 to 13.0K$ Ave 6.1
72 5.0
73 3.0
76 3.0
77 9.75 (Jubilee)
79 3.0,4.2,5.0,9.0,13.0 Mainly t140d's

1967-70 Triumph 500 Daytona (7) 7.5 to 12.5K$ Ave 9.0K$
67 7.5
68 9.0,10.0,12,5
69 11.0
70 8.5,8.5

1969 to 1974 Triumph Tridents (4) 3.75 to 5.25K$ Ave 4.5K$
69 5.0
72 3.75
73 5.25
74 4.0
I will say none of these looked like outstanding restorations and a couple were down right scruffy.

1965 to 1970 650 BSA Lightnings (5) 5.5 to 14.0K$ Ave 8.65K
65 5.5,10.0
67 14.0
69 6.0
70 7.75

1972 to 1975 750+850 Norton Commando (8) 8.5 to 15.0K$ Ave 11K$
72 10.5,11.0,12.5
73 8.5,8.5
74 12.0
75 12.0,15.0

Couple of observations
All of the Tigers, Trophies and Daytonas were done to a fairly high standard while there were some mediocre Bonnevilles that dragged the average price down.
It wasn't a good sampling of Tridents with no real over the top bikes.
Commando prices seem somewhat higher on average. Because they are less common or ? 1975 Electric starts appear to bring a premium.
Except for Commandos, anything over 10K was 100pt restoration often by a "name" restorer.
7 to 10K$ will buy a really nice Brit bike.
A lot of the prices were probably near or less than restoration costs.
Ride'em and enjoy them.
Htown16
Magnolia, TX
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1971 Commando
1972 Commando
1974 Commando
1978 T140E Bonneville
1974 Trident
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Re: Mecum Las Vegas auction results

Postby MS850 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:09 am

Jerry Kaplan made the trek and brought back pics. Bonhams and Mecum auctions. Jerry, hope you dont mind, beat you to it, just to good not to share.

https://mymotolife.shutterfly.com/8424
Thanks,
Mark
Roseville, Ca

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1974 Yamaha MX250
1973 Honda CB500
'07 650 Vstrom
'63 McLane Lawn Edger
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