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I wonder what the role of the centrestand is ?For that price I would expect genuine tail light,levers, ammeter, rims, paint and Stevenage air in the tyres. Sadly, you will probably get none of them. The choke levers look wrong for a start.
How would you get on with trying to insure a bike at £20,000 above market price. Yes. I know market price is what you pay but when was the last time a Rapide sold for this price? I bought a shabby matching numbers C Shadow in running order last year for nearly £20,000 less. That is a lot of fettling money!!!!!!!!
And further to that this looks like the same guy the name is similar (NB not the site but the warning it displays)Not an ebay but a scam
As many of you know I am rebuilding a Difazio hub centre BMW 'in the background' of my workshop, its a long term project and I have a blog about it on the web.
Today I get an email offering me parts for a Difazio saying send him a list of what I want and he will price it as he is breaking one, oh and send me your postal address.
Now there are only about 50 of these bikes and apart from the front end they were all based on common existing bikes of the time (mine is a R75/6) so they are precious to aficionados as bikes, but pretty low value as parts, so I sent him a technical question easily verified if he had one of them in his shed.
He sent me back a repeat e-mail plus to show he was genuine a picture of the bike he was breaking, it was .... a picture of my bike in my yard the day I bought it, from my web page!
Alyn, I doubt very much if there will be any remorse, when you want to invest money your IFA normally asks you how averse to risk you are, in this purchasers case probably not very, worth a punt as they say, and in say 5 years time probably knock it out for £150k still with 60 miles on that beautiful 5 inch Smiths Speedometer. Sadly in a way we have created this situation by keeping our precious bikes on the road, every component is available for a concours rebuild, even down to the indistinguishable from original Feridax badge on the dual seat, it is very easy to make any Vincent look superficially similar to the 1949 Earls Court Show Model, the last owner had it rebuilt and did 60 "shakedown" miles before knocking it out, one would imagine for a very nice profit, sadly they are now a commodity, now where shall I put my money, into Vincents or Bitcoin?Anyone notice the price (including premium) for the BS sold at Bonhams Bond Street? I am shocked and stunned. Hopefully there will be no buyer's remorse. £119,000.
I can't think how the 4.2 is still going, With the sinking trouble they had with the block between the cylinders, The 3.8 was a super engine before they bored them out.Not only Vincent BS. have you seen the price E type Jaguars are making sold my 4.2 1964 FHC in 1970 $5000, bought in Luton 1966 2000 pounds, just change hands $150,000, soft tops at same auction $210,000