One Can Only Wish…

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One Can Only Wish…

Postby Tim The Grim » Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:50 am

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... ction.html

Maybe the auction will help raise the value of genuine restorations.
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Re: One Can Only Wish…

Postby Ferrous_Head » Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:15 am

I'm thinking, "Had Johnny Deopraved not been involved with the bike it would be worth a LOT more."
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Re: One Can Only Wish…

Postby Arvid Solli » Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:41 am

I would put my money on the mandoline any day.
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Re: One Can Only Wish…

Postby jOe » Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:56 am

Way back in time I sold a ‘54 KH to Johnny Depp. If you have the America’s Classic calendar from 1990 it’s the March bike.
I got it as a barn find way up on the Northern California coast , Eureka I think , in the very late ‘80s. I restored it, and except for the horn it was just about 100%. Pretty strong runner as I recall. I never met Mr. Depp, the deal was brokered through Bob and Troy Ross of Motorcycles Only (W. 154th St. Gardena). I’m thinking I sold it in 1990 but I can’t remember the price, but it wasn’t $250K.
About a dozen years ago I called Mr.Depp’s office to see if I could buy it back. I got as far as some flunkie and never heard back.
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Re: One Can Only Wish…

Postby jOe » Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:11 am

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Re: One Can Only Wish…

Postby Ferrous_Head » Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:13 pm

So, here's a new business model for me.

Buy a bike (any old dunger) for 20K.

Sell it to Johnny Deppraved for $1.

Buy it back from him for $145K.

Heme makes $125 for a 5 minute transaction.

I now sell it for $250K.

I make $125K for a 10 day transaction.
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Re: One Can Only Wish…

Postby jOe » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:11 pm

I had a couple of brushes with Tinseltown Two Wheeler Titans when I lived in L.A. One was Ben (Bennie or Brother Ben) Hardy His shop was on Florence and Central , about 5 miles from mine and I would swing in there every so often. The other was Dean Lanza. His son worked for me for a while. I had him paint a ‘48 FL for me.
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Re: One Can Only Wish…

Postby hayleyl » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:21 pm

Hello all - $250,000 for a junk KH - the world has gone mad - but having said that, the only K Model with any star value is the bike previously owned by 'The King' - thank you very much...cheers Hayley
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Re: One Can Only Wish…

Postby jOe » Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:10 pm

Agreed. I think they misplaced the decimal on the Depp bike.
But, I wouldn’t call it junk and wouldn’t mind having it.
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