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I have never liked the look of the touring type Vin', But there is something nice, To me, About LOT W156.
Those Bags look neat. Cheers Bill.
Those Bags look neat. Cheers Bill.
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That even happens here at the Village Sheep Dog Trials, when the Sheep Farmers sell off some frozen halves of sheep. Get the 1st one for 1/2 what the last one bids for!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!
Thanks Steve, I missed the fact the $70K Shadow did not sell. A friend was looking at the MVs and there are some strange numbers there too.Updated list with Saturday results
W156 52 Rapide $39,600 Touring fenders cowhorn bars all black
T262 50 Comet $27,500
F169 51 Rapide $68,200
F170 Egli $55,000 Genuine Fritz Egli frame?
F293 55 Prince $84,700
F299 51 Comet $40,700
S131 51 Rapide $65,000 - No sale, ex racer, big port heads, Dellorto carbs
S172 51 Shadow $112,750
S173 51 Rapide $53,900 Touring fenders flat bars all black
S178 54 Shadow $70,000 - No sale
S203 52 Rapide $41,250
S246 Egli $40,000 - No sale, built by JMC Classics
S250 51 Rapide $88,000 Touring fenders Red/Black
Glen, the only two all black Touring Rapides I see are lots W156, pictures show cowhorn bars, and S173, with flat bars. I don't see the bike from Wednesday listed in the results from today.
I thought it looked nice, But for that price, A Cylinder was missing !! ??. Cheers Bill.The $ 40,700 Comet falls in to the Gypsy's Caravan category. Then there's the wrong horn, wrong speedometer and numerous other nitpicking faults. An ideal machine for some plutocrat's boardroom or temperature controlled man-cave.
I can confirm, the ($70,000) "Shadow" lot S178 that didn't sell has never been checked by VOC.Two Shadows; one went for $70,000 and the other for $112,750. Both plus commission. The latter stated numbers were correct and verified by the VOC while the former had no such declaration.
Simon I have a few things for you and Jon. I will DM in a bit. Just walked in the door from the flight home.I can confirm, the ($70,000) "Shadow" lot S178 that didn't sell has never been checked by VOC.
Its amazing that some bikes sold and others didn't but not one single bidder contacted either Jon or myself to ask about the numbers on any of the Vincent's for sale at Las Vegas. There appears to be a lot of bidders willing to buy without doing their own due dilegence which is perfectly within their rights, but not how I would buy a Vincent.
It just had allot of chrome and braided stainless hoses.The $40,700 Comet belonged to Steve McQueen.