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RAP

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1968 MK1A
« on: June 08, 2013, 10:50:09 AM »
Thinking of selling Dad's Interceptor after having spent much time gathering parts and traveling to vintage bike shows in the North east over the last several years. Could easily be ridden but has only been shown since completion. 100% matching numbers with very little left to be done to be period perfect. Struggling with sentimental value but don't ride myself, so it seems a waste just to polish occasionally. What is a bike like this worth? Is there a market?

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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 11:36:59 AM »
Very nice looking bike!
I don't know what the collector market is like these days, but I think that it would go for whatever the collectors are paying these days.
Things have changed since the economic downturn, so it might not bring as much as it would have before that.
Check the Ebay auction closing prices for some reference to the going selling rates for these.
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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 12:06:30 PM »
Ace
Thank you for information! I think the bike is a great example of this vintage machine. When started, it absolutely inspires.

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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2013, 01:19:21 PM »
Ace is right on the money about the value these days. Frankly I wouldn't sell it now it's a beautiful bike. I think the market will rise on these again.  ERC
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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013, 03:22:21 PM »
     Per  NADA vintage guide, a condition 1 showroom perfect MK1 will average $7400 at auction. Condition 2, needing very little work but a good runner, will average $4305.

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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2013, 03:34:15 PM »
Thank you all for the feedback.

At NADA values it hardly seems worth consideration. I don't think the bike is show room perfect but it could be easily. More emphasis was placed on keeping original than showroom.

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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 04:02:34 PM »
RAP - Oh, man, that's a sweet thing!  Maybe it's time to stop thinkin' about sellin, and start thinkin' about ridin'!!!

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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2013, 05:29:51 PM »
Probably sacrilege to say this in an Enfield community but if I were going to ride it would be would be the latest project bike, '78 900 SS bevel head. This one I believe I will have to ride at least once. ;)

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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2013, 06:25:26 PM »
http://www.royalenfields.com/

Here is another source showing the current market. Sweet bike.

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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2013, 11:04:44 PM »
I'm thinking of Bare on one of those classic Malibu canyon rides..Not sure if he ever experienced the same ending.. ;D
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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013, 12:45:58 AM »
Huh?
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Re: 1968 MK1A
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 02:23:32 AM »
Such a good looking motorcycle. Great shot too.
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