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Commando prices...

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Fast Eddie, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. MichaelB

    MichaelB VIP MEMBER

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    Since I own a couple Commandos and a Kawasaki H1, I follow the prices.
    Both seem to be soft compared to last year and the year before.
    What's it mean? Is it a trend? Are Classic values down?
    Have no idea, other than Commando's and H1's seem to be soft right now..
    I've seen some very nice examples go for very reasonable prices.
     
  2. grandpaul

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    That's my observation, and my conclusion...
     
  3. cliffa

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    Personally I think the Royal Enfield 650 and it's soon to be announced siblings are going to knock the bottom out of all the classic brit big bike market (in the U.K. at least). They are a quality product, electric start, classically styled and if my Himalayan is anything to go by very reliable. They are accepted by most British folks as a genuine heritage product, and are very affordable. To underpin this I believe they have been the top selling bike in the U.K. for the past few months. Slightly off subject, but I'm afraid to say that I think Stuart Garners offerings have already missed the boat.

    Cheers,

    cliffa.
     
  4. alan hodge

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    ooNorton00 a "full monty" excisional hemorroidectomy costs $20,000 believe me I know
     
  5. cliffa

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    I'd have done it for $10,000 !
     
  6. Craig

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    That procedure is done at no cost here in Canada, however may be too late once it your turn .... like all medical here .... keep Commando to ride now or trade/sell it ...
     
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  7. alan hodge

    alan hodge VIP MEMBER

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    Medicare and Blue Cross NC Part F supplement paid all but $14 of it! the first 3 weeks post op were hell on earth but now basshole good as new and funny to look back on the whole (hole) adventure! hahaha
     
  8. Craig

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    Alan ,that just plain old nasty info !
     
  9. alan hodge

    alan hodge VIP MEMBER

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    Sorry!!! might help someone down the road though literally and figuratively speaking end of topic
     
  10. comnoz

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    I have a feeling when I die my vinyl collection will bring more than my Norton parts collection.

    maybe 1/3rd of the pile.
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  11. Torontonian

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    The Norton world is so wierd. Just a week ago my pal Jack in his 70's now just offered me first dibs on his 1974 Pacific blue 10,000 miles 850 for $7 K. Cdn. Original VGC. Just 2 hrs. ago a very tanned 71 yr. old stranger pulled up in his beat up van to ogle my bike , then show me a photo of his 1974 Pacific Blue 10,500 miles 850 stored original for 30 years. Gave him a drink , then said how much and he said $7000 Cdn. Ted Dinardo Natural gas and Propane. Wierd.
     
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  12. 1973x75

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    Comnoz, who knew until now? What are those tubes up on the shelf? I play my vinyl through a solid state McIntosh. Back to motorcycles...my 20 year old son just rebuilt a OIF Thunderbolt, and it came out great. He’ll get the Norton eventually, which he realizes is a superior machine. He’ll get the McIntosh too I suppose, and the albums.
     
  13. Craig

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    Over the last 20 yrs or so my vinyl collection has shrunk by several pieces each time one of our children paid a visit .... bare bones now have had to replace some with CD
     
  14. DogT

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    I've got a Cisco Huston "Special" vinyl, is that worth more than the Norton?
     
  15. RoadScholar

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    Less than 3 months ago I sold A '72, Combat for $14K, the loss was hard to take, but the cash infusion did cover one project and will get 2 others rolling. If you are in it for the money you should wake up and take your money some place else.

    Many members have remarked about the withering market, I agree, saw it coming in 2012. I build them for myself, I'll let my heirs deal with what I leave behind. The ads I have put out there have attracted ether no attention or scammers. The people that have purchased motorcycles from me have come unbidden; I sell only to individuals that I feel are cool enough to ride my work; they stay in touch, I follow-up, we have become friends.

    English (and German) motorcycles are my drug of choice; I am hopelessly addicted.

    Best.
     
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  16. comnoz

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    I've been playing with tubes since I was a kid. I have a few solid state Carver and Crown amps but my main system now is all tubes. Big tubes.

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  17. htown16

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    I alway see that arguement about Model T and A prices dropping. IMHO a certain part of that is due to the fact that there is absolutely no way you can drive a T anymore on a public road and an A is only usuable on a very limited subset of roads. So what do you do with them, either let them sit in the garage as art or trailer them to events. I go to a lot of Cruise ins and Cars and Coffee type of events(most of them welcome old bikes) and they seem to be doing well, in fact some of them are turning people away. But close to 100% of the stock type cars drive there under their own power. Most are 50's and 60's models with a few 30's and 40's. I think I've only ever seen one Model A that was stock and no stock T's. I have a buddy that belongs to a Model A club and he says they have fewer and fewer places to have their tours. So if bikes are similar, the late 60's and early 70's models that you can ride pretty much anywhere may hold their value the best. To me if I couldn't ride and enjoy them, my bikes would be gone in a heart beat.
     
  18. comnoz

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    100% agreement. I figure my bike is worth at least a million to me but it probably wouldn't bring a couple thousand.
     
  19. jbruney

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    Paid 500 for my '74 in '77 and shall never part with it. A curse upon my older son if he perchance sells the bike rather than teach my grandson the true way. I feel that was the best spent 500 of my life right there even with all of the anxiety of learning British concepts of motorcycles. One does not work on a Norton one massages & coerces it into running for an agreed upon period of time, and then repeats the task. You can't put a price on such a relationship with a machine.
     
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  20. comnoz

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    Eeee,no:)
     

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