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Was your BSA expensive ?
« on: 05.10. 2012 00:35 »
If you reckon you paid too much for your BSA then check this out.

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19766/lot/318/

UK      £225,000
AUS    $355,000
US      $364,000
EURO  ?279,000

That is a lot of money.

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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #1 on: 05.10. 2012 08:54 »
 The '51 cost me a carton of beer and a tank of petrol in '81, the '57 was $2K in '90 and the '64 a grand 12 months ago. The Rhonda Whore a grand 5 years ago and the '76 XT500 was $200 in '86. My house didn't cost that much  *eek*.
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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #2 on: 05.10. 2012 09:37 »
It just shows that the value of any bike is whatever someone is prepared to pay.
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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #3 on: 05.10. 2012 11:54 »
With these sort of unexpected prices I tend to suspect money laundering if very high and tax evasion if very low. I was looking at info. about house prices provided by the UK land registry and there was a 12 bedroom manor house with equestrian stables that went for £100,000. There were photos of the place and it was immaculate so was probably worth £2 million or more.

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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #4 on: 05.10. 2012 12:16 »
Nice bike at a price ...I may afford to buy it's fine clock :O)

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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #5 on: 05.10. 2012 14:15 »
hahahaha i`m sorry but never in the memmory of man is any motorcycle worth that much don`t care how rare it is or who owned it....we all think our own that we built up out of bits an bobs and spent many a hour skin scraping *work* thumb bashing wink2 head pounding *problem* to build is worth a lot more.  *whistle* *smile*
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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #6 on: 05.10. 2012 16:45 »
I rode pillion on a Rapide a few times, if I could find the jeans I wore then (long gone but I could lie) I could get a tidy sum I reckon due to there reflected past glory *whistle*
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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #7 on: 05.10. 2012 23:16 »
Mine came as per my avitar and set me back 1200 quid 3 year ago
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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #8 on: 06.10. 2012 10:18 »
The biggest price I paid for mine was the 35 years it sat in boxes in the shed. Now that I have it complete and on the road.... it gets ridden as often as possible.

The cheapest price I paid was the $100 back in mid 1970 for what you see.

While I will never get the  reasonable pot of money invested much later back should I ever sell the bike, the satisfaction of riding your own resto is priceless.

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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #9 on: 11.10. 2012 14:53 »
My P&J ,a '59 a7ss ,cost me £25 in 1967 ,me aged 17 at the time ,came in 3 tea chests completely refurbed by Victor Horsmans (liverpool )apprentices who before butting it together ( in bedroom 2 floors up in a tower block ) got moved to a smaller workshop . Lovely bike .In she's now a little like that broom you've owned for 40 yrs ,only had 4 new handles and 6 heads , has it was stolen and after 7 mths returned to me , then whilst stored the engine went with the front wheel,forks , gearbox and tank taken by some low life .She's now morphed into an A10 with new box and front wheel ,tank and forks . Like Gavin would never get back what was spent second time around but for all the fun,enjoyment and memories she's given me I think she's priceless. regards BobH
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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #10 on: 11.10. 2012 18:20 »
£75 for the A10 in '79. It was supposed to be £150, but somebody had put ordinary nuts and bolts through the conrods. They lasted about 100 miles before the scraping and knocking started.
 Â£500 for the 1978 T140 Bonnie three years ago. Not the bargain you may think it was though sadly.
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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #11 on: 11.10. 2012 23:31 »
i paid $1020 cdn for my '53 a10 about 18 years ago and put many thou in it since. you will pry my dead hands from it! maybe soon- it's in better shape than i am but that's because it's 10 years younger-jaja!

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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #12 on: 12.10. 2012 11:38 »
Well, compared to what in the past has been spent\lost\wasted on cars, modern motorcycles, women, tobacco etc etc, the a10 was\is a great investment & a great hobby  *smile*

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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #13 on: 12.10. 2012 12:50 »
The 61 was free (in boxes)for painting a friends pickup in 1998!  The 57 was $2K US as a chopper.  It will be on the road very soon in it's original intended form (after 3K in parts and many hours)!
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Re: Was your BSA expensive ?
« Reply #14 on: 13.10. 2012 00:58 »
My A7 was purchased for £45 in 1972, a runner but only for a day after which she let go of the LH conrod !
A "found" engine 3 years later took her out of my dad's shed and we've never looked back, goodness knows how much I've spent on her since but all well worth it.

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