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Ebay price shock!

Tracey Tilley

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First one 370331014682

A Comet on Ebay. A classified ad but look at the price.:mad:

Second one 330412384451

This Rapide will go for big money. :(
 

roy the mechanic

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Ok, it's a shock to some. Reggie+Ronnie are not holding a gun to their heads. It's market forces at work. Grow-up and get used to it.
 

royfox

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On ebay, Comet reached 15K & Shadow 48,400 but reserves were not met. A Comet fetched 22,000 pounds in US auction.
 

Bill Thomas

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Hello Roy, Do you know what the reserve was on the Shadow, I can't Believe it was more than £48,000 or was that the mileage !!
 

royfox

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Prices are in pounds. I've listed these prices to help members get "agreed value" insurance.
Don't know the Shadow reserve but look up the vendor on ebay and ask.
A Shadow sold for 69,000 pounds last year. (I don't have a pound sign. Keyboard only does dollars!)
Mind how you go.
 

bmetcalf

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For the pound symbol, Open Character Map by clicking the Start button
, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking Character Map. £££££££

Kind of cumbersome, though. "GBP" is less work.

This is for Vista, but is the same for previous Windows versions.
 

Albervin

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For the pound symbol, Open Character Map by clicking the Start button
, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking Character Map. £££££££

Kind of cumbersome, though. "GBP" is less work.

This is for Vista, but is the same for previous Windows versions.
£ is "option (alt)" 3 on a Mac. Simple, sensible & easy!
When it comes to insurance & rising Vincent prices spare a thought for the people who bought their "A" more than 15 years ago. The premiums are probably close to what the purchase prices were!!:eek:
 

roy the mechanic

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I hope they will both be happy together! Especially when the restoration costs are realised. Once restored it will no longer be the "original machine", originality cannot be built -in.
 

Britvin

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What make;s you think the Rapide will stay as one as with recent prices on ebay for broken bike parts there must be fair odds on for the bike revisiting ebay
 

Graham Smith

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I reckon that Rapide would have made £30k all day long had it been at Bonhams.

I'm not sure it would make anywhere near that if it were broken for parts...
 
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Tnecniv Edipar

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There are also other machines becoming caught in the updraft of appreciating values. I have a 1975 Ducati 750 Sport , 1 previous owner and in utterly mint original condition when I bought it for £5000 in 1989. That was the top price for this machine then , but I'd always wanted one , unusually had the money and it was the best I'd ever seen apart from when they were new.
Losing money on it was never going to happen given the demand for older Ducati's but I was amazed recently when I noticed that a restored example which had been 'over done' was sold for £18,000 !!! Only wish I'd bought the 750 SS which the seller also had for sale but couldn't afford without a loan which I have an aversion to !! The 750SS would now easily be worth £35-40,000 !!
Appreciating values in the collector vehicle market is a fact of life and although it is unlikely that many of the children and grand children of current Vincent owners will have the means to buy their own when they are old enough to ride one , the market will never be sympathetic to that issue.

The same situation has occured throughout the history of the motor vehicle , many marques have their Zenith then fade into obscurity for a while , sought only by the fringe fraternity only to be be ressurected by virtue of their historic significance then to be craved by a new generation of cogniscenti. The result of which is rapidly rising value due to the law of supply and demand.
Look at Bugatti , Alfa Romeo , older Ferraris , etc , etc . A ferrari 250 GTO was once an obsolete race car that could not be given away , now you would need £10M plus to prise one from it's owners hands. Even more surprising is the value of some quite mundane machinery , eg: a Ford Capri RS 3.1 went on ebay recently for £27,000 !!! MkI and II Escorts , albeit the warm variety versions, can fetch £35,000 !!!

As modern vehicles become more and more inane and the new generation of enthusiast discovers the qualities and history of the motoring past , historic vehicles will almost rocket in value , changing that is impossible.
 

roy the mechanic

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I can't see this being broken, the smart money will stash it in another damp shed to re-appear later to be sold to another poor deluded soul for another profit after "an appropriate time"
 

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