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1934 VL

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Post Sat Jun 29, 2002 2:02 am

Posts: 150
Location: Gorham,NH,,,,,,,,,,USA
Ok guys, heres the deal. I was fueling up my 47 servi when this old fella pulled up next to me, with a 1994 electra. He was commenting on my just completed project, and said,I turned down at least 20 people for my ole 1934, but all they want to do is chop it up and sell the dam parts! So he asked if i had something like that what i would do,and proudly told him id probably make a 2 year project out of it and restore it to its original state. He says heres my buisnees card, call me and come take a look at it. So i took the trip,1 1/2 hrs from me,,Its original ok,,,nothing missing totaly complete,,i brought my more experianced friend of mine for his input. We both agreed it was in great shape, (was run 2 years ago),, So when i asked him what he wanted for a price he said he wouldnt take nothing less than, ahem,,,$20,000.00 thats right,20K !,,So heres the question, i was thinking more in the lines of 8 - 10 K range but 20K ????,,,,Most of you have more knowledge and experiance at this,, so please give me your opinion,,thanks again,,,,,,Yankee,,,LIVE FREE OR DIE !, If by chance some of you guys , would be interested, let me know id turn this deal on to you !

Post Sat Jun 29, 2002 3:13 am

Posts: 1319
Location: State College, Pa.
HUH? Must be completely totally restored already. And more.

Post Sat Jun 29, 2002 3:16 am
panic

Wow, what a favor, only $20K. I wouldn't even bother to answer.

If someone just gave me that response straight up, I'd say "I'll pass, good luck with it, no offense", but after telling you how he wants to adopt you and let you marry his daughter.... I don't like being jerked around.
They're still not worth a lot of money. You should be able to get a better one for less.

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Post Sat Jun 29, 2002 3:18 am

Posts: 1319
Location: State College, Pa.
Here's what NADA has listed. Throw a dart to see what ya hit.

Antique Motorcycle Consumer Pricing 1905 to 1980

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
1934

THERE ARE 5 CONDITION GRADES FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON. THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS THAT MAY EFFECT THE FINAL VALUE ON HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES SUCH AS MULTI-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS, CLUTCH ASSEMBLY, ELECTRICS, ENGINE OPTIONS, DUAL BRAKES, SIDE CARS, ETC. THESE OPTIONS WILL BE COVERED IN UPCOMING EDITIONS. AS YOU USE THIS PRICE GUIDE FOR PRE-1920 HARLEY- DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME VALUES INDICATED ARE BASED ON THE LIMITED PRICING DATA AVAILABLE. THESE PRICES WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE DATA IS COLLECTED. YOUR COMMENTS ON THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE VALUES SHOWN ARE VERY MUCH WELCOMED.

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Model: VLD 74ci
Excellent: $19,950
Very Good: $14,200
Good: $10,625
Fair: $8,325
Poor: $6,500

Post Sat Jun 29, 2002 5:50 am
Wow and they say my prices are high! FatDog. P.S. as of 5:54 PM tonight the Dead are back on at Alpine! WHO HOO!

Post Sat Jun 29, 2002 12:23 pm

Posts: 300
Location: Roselle, Missouri, USA
Yankee,

The bloom is off the Harley Investment bud. Prices are falling off gradually and 20 large is way too much. The old boy might could have got his price 3 or 4 years ago, but probably not no more.

I expect to see more and cheaper old rides as time goes on and the toys of collectors become "non performing assetts".

Keep looking tho. Never know what might show up where.

Ride Safe :: Helmets Kill. TMBros>>>

Post Sat Jun 29, 2002 2:20 pm

Posts: 150
Location: Gorham,NH,,,,,,,,,,USA
As usal my friends,thanks for the advise,,,,that SOB isnt going to Disney World on my account !,,,,Yankee,,LIVE FREE OR DIE !

Post Sat Jun 29, 2002 4:19 pm

Posts: 1319
Location: State College, Pa.
Leonardus will buy it

Post Sun Jun 30, 2002 3:12 am

Posts: 222
Location: Virginia

YES I'd have to say OUCH to that one too!
If you're looking for a 34VL, I just looked at one last week, it's still available, and for less than Half that price , plus it's a 34VLD model, more better. It was complete, kicked over, no run, but close, all real, repainted ugly blue. Let me know if interested.
Steve www.resurrectioncycle.com

Post Sun Jun 30, 2002 4:47 pm

Posts: 119
Location: Longmont Colorado
Geez, that guy must be hanging out at the Harley dealership or something! Wonder why he thinks someone would pay 20k and then chop it up. Who has he been talking to, the hampsters?

Post Mon Jul 01, 2002 5:36 am

Posts: 1319
Location: State College, Pa.
Not at the H Dealershit. Ya seen how they treated Greybeard.

Post Mon Jul 01, 2002 4:31 pm

Posts: 1050
Location: Greenbackville, Virginia, USA
Dealer would probably buy it for 20 large. Then stick it in his.........window. G

Post Mon Jul 01, 2002 8:51 pm

Posts: 119
Location: Longmont Colorado
You get a warped concept of value when a quart of 50 weight Harley oil costs almost $4.00 from the dealer....and half of it leaks out on the ride home....


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