- Sep 28, 2006
79x100 said:I wonder if they were really a good investment ?
hewhoistoolazytologin said:..what would you do with a "New" Norton anyway?
hewhoistoolazytologin said:Knew a fellow in Connecticut in the early 80's that had been a dealer that naturally had to give up the flag when Norton went bottoms-up and he had 20 some machines still in a garage....in sealed crates. Wonder if a few are still there.....stranger things have been known to happen.
Would it have been this guy?
(click on Nostaglia)
hewhoistoolazytologin said:You must also remember that the wages in the UK were indeed less than we used to get...I got about 400 dollars a month, We used to get paid in cash...believe it or not. No wonder most guys pockets were empty a day after payday. Booze and girls will do it every time... :wink:
My extra went into my bike...in addition to the booze...and girls. :wink:
hewhoistoolazytologin said:... who wanted a bike that was supported by a long list of dealers that had just closed their doors, or dumped all their parts on the market and gotten rid of the stuff. No one....no new customers to the Marquee anyway. No one came into the fold from Honda or such. No guarentee of support/parts, etc. ... :wink:
hewhoistoolazytologin said:Well....definately not someone that wants to ride it...for that money you can get a more than fine machine that has all the updates already done on it. That is a person that sees it as an investment and it will sit for more years in a livingroom.....he will surely not get that money out of it again though...or? By the time it will be worth that again...the oil reserves will be depleted and it won't be possible/allowed to drive it anyway.....another 40 years or so.
If that's the case...... grin and bear it.....enjoy your rides while you can....your grandsons won't have much use for your machines...sadly, no need to save it for him, it would give him no pleasure if he can't ride it and sitting in a livingroom isn't what the machine was made for. Sort of like owning a Thompson Submachine gun that has been welded shut...what fun would that be?