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Las Vegas Motorcycle Auctions

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

  1. kommando

    kommando

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    I can understand the price but its seems so pointless to buy a crated bike, you have to keep it in the crate to preserve the value so you can only look not ride. As soon as you ride it on the road it's no longer crated but a good low milage bike and only worth what that will bring. A very expensive plywood box, or were they cardboard ;) .
     
  2. Danno

    Danno

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    Norton crates were definitely wooden.

    Evidently a few were discovered some years ago in the basement of a shop in Belgium. I hear they brought big bucks. The Seaba Station Museum has a brand-new Triumph twin in a crate. Not my idea of an investment, but most were probably purchased for that purpose.
     
  3. Danno

    Danno

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  4. grandpaul

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    I thought those had wooden crates with cardboard sides?
     
  5. jimbo

    jimbo VIP MEMBER

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    yes ,I know of a couple of the sides that still exist
     
  6. jimbo

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    heres one for ya!

    This 1977 Norton 850 MkIII Commando Interstate, the very last one built, no. 336539, sold at Bonhams' April auction in Stafford, England, for $30,748.
    https://www.motorcycleclassics.com/blacksidedown-last-norton-commando-sold
     
  7. Danno

    Danno

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    Last one ever is the last one ever.

    The JPN-liveried Mk III Roadster that sold for $21,000 at Mecum was a low mile (less than 3000) original that had been kept in a museum for 30 years.
     
  8. jimbo

    jimbo VIP MEMBER

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    yea, it was out of Stockholm with 9500 kilos showing
     
  9. grandpaul

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    Well the above two discussed bikes make more sense now.
     

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