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Results Mecum 2019 Las Vegas Auction


Albervin

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I would consider that a fair price for a Touring Rapide providing the engine actually works. At the International Bulli Motorcycle event this year it will be mandatory for ALL bikes to be started prior to auction if they are stated to be running. There will also be a Q and A session featuring the owner or representative of the bike(s). No seller premium and only 10% buyer premium.
 

ClassicBiker

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I would consider that a fair price for a Touring Rapide providing the engine actually works. At the International Bulli Motorcycle event this year it will be mandatory for ALL bikes to be started prior to auction if they are stated to be running. There will also be a Q and A session featuring the owner or representative of the bike(s). No seller premium and only 10% buyer premium.
Now that is how is should be done, I think.
Steven
 

vin998

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I trust all you members attending the Mercum auction are getting photos of the frame, engine and mating numbers of the Vincent's for sale for Jon & I as Mercum don't ask us /VOC to check the numbers before they sell a Vincent.
So far I've only received photos for the touring Rapide lot W156.
Simon
Machine Registrar
 

Bill Thomas

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That seems cheap for a nice Twin Bike, Anybody know what that is in UK £, I am thinking £ 33,000 ish, Out the door ?. Cheers Bill.
 

peter holmes

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I agree Bill, at the conversion rate this morning it cost £30274.99, if the major internal organs are OK it is a veritable bargain, there is a Comet languishing on eBay for not a dissimilar amount of money.
 

Bill Thomas

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T262
1950 Comet
25,000 USD + premium

I did not get this one either. Jeff
That one looks like it's been stored a long time, Don't see how that will add up after being sorted.
I think the buyer has lost some cash over that ?.
And yet the Twin looks a peach !, Glad I can't afford them !. Cheers Bill.
 

Albervin

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With such a wide disparity in prices there is something we are obviously missing by not being there. Numbers? Provenance? Title?
 

Albervin

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A supposed Green Frame Ducati sold for $87,000 which is about $150,000 below what they have sold for recently. So obviously Not Kosher.
 

Glenliman

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There are 13 Vincents in the auction.
Perhaps the majority of bidders held off to see how that first one would sell.
A good friend of mine who buys and sells bakery equipment told me one of his rules for auction buying- if multiple items of one type are on offer, try to get the first one, it will be the cheapest. If the auction house offers to let the bidder have the rest at this price ( they often do on small stuff), then take the works.
He's learned that most bidders hold off as long as possible, always thinking things will go cheaper at the end. Almost every time it goes the other way!

Glen
 
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Albervin

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Agree Glen. Desperation overcomes common sense. At the last few motorcycle auctions I have attended I was only interested in one of a kind machines (and bought them within budget) but to watch the buzz when the third and last Triumph/Harley etc.was front and centre was very enlightening.
 

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