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Las Vegas Motorcycle Auctions

Discussion in 'Classic Motorcycle Events' started by cehenard, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Danno

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    Watching Mecum Kissimmee Auto Auction on NBC. Coverage of the Vegas bike auction tonight on NBCSN
     
  2. Danno

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    Just found this

     
  3. elefantrider

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    Seems like a lot of super low prices for some nice machines.
    That must be the low-cost video portion.
     
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  4. Danno

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    Mk III brought $6250 on Day 2.

     
  5. 84ok

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    red mk3 shows up ~ 2:19:05

    3.6k miles - 6.25k US
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    70 yellow roadster ~ 3:37:25

    5.162K miles - 4.5k US
     
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  6. elefantrider

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    Seems cheaper than street pricing. I have never bought at auction but looks like that is the place to buy!
     
  7. Danno

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    The P-11s, Atlases, aznd Dommies seem to be fetching a nice price, but the Commandos only so-so. A stock red Mk III went for $6250, as did a '69 S, but a stock '73 850 brought $9K.
     
  8. speirmoor

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    Dont forget $100-200 is the price to register to bid + 10% buyers premium. Mecum includes their premium cost on their results page
     
  9. Danno

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    I thought I heard 18% buyers premium, but that may be incorrect.
     
  10. Danno

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    Rotaries did well; a Commander fetched $27K. An F1 brought $40K.
     
  11. jimbo

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    $21000+, + 10% buyers prem ,hadda be a nice one, who said Estarts are not desirable!

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  12. grandpaul

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    Somebody thought they were bidding on a John Player Norton...
     
  13. Danno

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    Ouch
     
  14. trident sam

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    Who said Estarts are not desirable ?
    easy ---
    People who don't have one !
    sam
     
  15. grandpaul

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    I'll bet that bidder really thought he was getting a rare, original "John Player Norton", when he was getting a "JPN colors" standard Commando. Didn't know actual JPNs were only 74 model. That's gonna hurt, and the SELLER had the happiest day of his life! Can't un-buy it at auction!
     
  16. jimbo

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    He maybe knew what he was getting.


    However there was a lower mileage example in a respray black that went for less

    norton mecum MK3 950 miles.jpg

    norton mecum 14K.jpg norton mecum exhaust holes.jpg
     
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  17. swooshdave

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    There was a guy who brought out a bike exactly like that to Barber Swap Meet. Similar price. But it looked immaculate. Depending on the pedigree of who did the work and what was done I don't think $25k is crazy money.
     
  18. grandpaul

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    Your pockets are obviously deeper than mine!
     
  19. swooshdave

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    I mean if you replace all of the serviceable parts with new, plus top quality finishes on all of the surfaces you can hit $20k no problem. Especially if you have the purchase price of the bike to start with.

    If you go the cheap route like me then it's obviously a fraction of that price.
     
  20. Danno

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    To become a millionaire restoring old bikes, start with 2 million. One of the mags did a piece on parts prices and concluded it would take $36,000 to build a $10,000 bike from new parts. I'm still aghast at anything but a zero-mile, still-in-the-crate Mk III bringing $21,000.
     

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