JPN ‘delivery miles only’

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It’s 47 years old and has clearly changed hands a few times already. I’d imagine a few miles could be clocked up in 47 years just from being pushed around !
 

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Mine is as nice and I think I would sell it at that price , $30000 as of right now :oops:
 

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It’s 47 years old and has clearly changed hands a few times already. I’d imagine a few miles could be clocked up in 47 years just from being pushed around !
Pushing around for 22 miles would be a "no".

The previously mentioned road test before international shipping would make much more sense, although did they really do that for all exported bikes?
 
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The previously mentioned road test before international shipping would make much more sense, although did they really do that for all exported bikes?
Meriden did, Percy Tait was one of the testers and then raced on weekends.
 

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Pushing around for 22 miles would be a "no".

The previously mentioned road test before international shipping would make much more sense, although did they really do that for all exported bikes?
I didn’t say 22… I said ‘a few’…
 
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'Reserve not met' yet at £22.5K !!!!

(Can't be 'that' Andrew bidding, surely? This virgin's 47 years old, not 17!)
 
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It will stay unridden at £30K, which is a pity. It needs to be ridden but the more it goes for the more £ it would lose being ridden, Catch 22.
 
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It will stay unridden at £30K, which is a pity. It needs to be ridden but the more it goes for the more £ it would lose being ridden, Catch 22.
Can this be seen as an: 'investment?' Will it be worth more in 10-15-20 years time?
(Disconnect the speedo and give it some..... :) )
 
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It's an indulgence I'll never be able join in with but, I could understand if this was a 'one off' with some history, a prototype, works hack or competition machine.
I just keep thinking that the buyer may well trailer this £30k (possibly) novelty to a show, where it may end up parked to another 'genuine' but used JPN, or god forbid, a 'replica' at maybe a quarter or third of the price. So what has that extra £20k+ bought??
And if left immobile and mute it won't be supporting the spares industry.....
Each to their own, of course.......
 
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TBH if I go to the Science Museum and see a Woolly Mammoth, do I care it's not 100% 'original?'.
This bike is unique, yes, but only in a grotesque, '40 year old virgin' kind of way. IMHO..
To put it another way: It's a bike nobody wanted to ride.... How sad is that?
Wouldn't see a Woolly Mammoth in the Science museum, that would next door in the History museum! Would be a very strange exhibit in the Science museum!!
 
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Wouldn't see a Woolly Mammoth in the Science museum, that would next door in the History museum! Would be a very strange exhibit in the Science museum!!
Sorry Bernhard....
I'll rephrase that: 'TBH if I go to the Science Museum and see a Woolly Mammoth, do I care it's not 100% 'original..... Or in the wrong building?'.
:) xx
(I say, I say, I say.... Why did the Woolly Mammoth cross the road? Answers on a postcard, please)
 
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