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Bonhams Auction on Sunday

Tracey Tilley

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Nice Shadow in Bonhams catalogue.Lot 506

http://www.bonhams.co.uk

But look at Lot 505,the Brough, and we think Vincents are expensive :eek:

The Club Shadow is Lot 522. Another Shadow Lot 548. Egli Lot 549, Series A Comet Lot 560, Comet Lot 555, Meteor Lot 565, Rapide Lot 566, Touring Rapide Lot 620, Comet Lot 626.

I will try and keep my hand down!
 
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Albervin

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Broughs & Vincents

If you compare Apples with Apples i.e a pre war Rapide & an SS100 you might get a different picture. I would suggest a very good "A" Rapide would sell for close to £140,000. Just see what the "A" singles go for! I paid 10% for my "A" Comet compared to what has been offered for a "local" "A" Rapide.....:) They both have their imperfections but are good going machines in close to original spec.
 

naulahka

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The Motorcycle as Art.

Only two years ago an SS100 complete with Steib sold at Bonhams/Butterworths in Sydney for $75,000 Australian,this looks to have been a shrewd investment if the Stafford prices are anything to go by.
 

Comet Rider

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Club's/VOCSC Shadow

I had the oportunity to have a look at the club/spares co shadow today, and I must say I was not impressed.

Not very clean, also showing signs of rust on various fastners.:eek:

By comparison a restored Shadow next to it showed it up, as it was immaculate.:rolleyes:
 

PaulB

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It would be a great shame if the club Shadow has been presented for auction in anything less than pristine condition.

Paul
 

Albervin

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Brough vs Vincent

Only two years ago an SS100 complete with Steib sold at Bonhams/Butterworths in Sydney for $75,000 Australian,this looks to have been a shrewd investment if the Stafford prices are anything to go by.
True to a point. This Brough (in Sydney) wasn't a 2 of everything model & certainly not in the same condition. Which is like the difference between an average Rapide & an immaculate Shadow. The other gain would be the difference in exchange rates between 2006 & now. In 2006 the $75,000 was £31,000 now it is £37,000. Still, rather silly nevertheless.... Wait for the hammer to fall first.;)
 

barrys

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club shadow

i see it made 30K less commision and vat about 26K then. i was told by a club "official" it cost 30k to build it.
 
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Graham Smith

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i see it made 30K less commision and vat about 26K then. i was told by a club "official" it cost 30k plus to build it.

I'm sure there'll be an article in MPH in the coming months.

However, don't believe all the rumours you hear, as they're generally not true!
 
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Vic Youel

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Club Shadow

Graham,

How about sharing the information with other club members. Can you tell us what it cost and what profit the club made?

Vic
 
Prices.

Just back form a busy two days at the show.
Some prices for you all.
Real Shadow £52K
Club Shadow £30K
Egli Twin £16K
'A' Comet (mint) £23K
51 Comet £91/2K
The Brough SS100 went for a record £150K

Russ
 

Graham Smith

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Graham,

How about sharing the information with other club members. Can you tell us what it cost and what profit the club made?

Vic


Although I'm on the Club Executive Committee, the Club's 'new' Black Shadow isn't really anything to do with me - ie, not part of my job specification.

I'm sure Tim Kirker, Andrew Everett, Paul Adams or Dick Wheeldon will be writing something for MPH in June.
 

johncrispin

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I am getting that creepy sensation of gloating over prices again.
Q(1) when did you last see a Brough being ridden on the road??
Q(2) Does the sort of person who pays £52k for a nice original Shadow join the club ride it and get it wet and dirty?
Q(3) How does the modern motorcyclist, who is, say, below the age of 50 get to want buy at that sort of cost, a 55 bhp living legend of liability, join the club and ensure the future of the marque on the road ?

My answers
Q1, one of our VMCC pals rides his lovely '28 680 Brough quite often, but that is the only one I have seen out and about
Q2, I would guess highly unlikely
Q3 No chance
Any more optimistic ( but realistic)answers would cheer me up no end
 

Graham Smith

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£52k for a 'C' Shadow?!

Maybe Russell was right, and I might have to rethink my £15k insurance on mine!
 

Albervin

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£52k for a 'C' Shadow?!

Maybe Russell was right, and I might have to rethink my £15k insurance on mine!

It may have returned to that era where people were buying vehicles for their superannuation funds. I have one motorcycle in my fund (not a Vincent) but there are people in Australia who have increased the prices of (Australian made) Ford Falcon GTHOs from about $80,000 to $650,000!!!! in less than 3 years. It is fraught with danger but some of this money comes from illicit business (drugs) & is a form of money laundering. I do not imply that is happening with any recent sales of Vincents but there is always a possibility.
Meanwhile, as the stock market goes down, house prices go down & currencies go down there is growth in the "Boy's Toys" sector!;)
 

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