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Spub

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SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« on: October 19, 2011, 03:22 »

Nice article in Sept/Oct edition of Motorcycle Classics, an American vintage bike mag. Article stars our own Scott Potter and a SoCal bound SFC (17000 series). Seems to confirm what weve been picking up recently: that the Laverda marque has been acquiring some much deserved cachet. They predict that the SFC may be the next "big" collectible.....well, Paul's convinced me that he has no reservations about selling his SFC too soon,but for his sake I hope were not looking at $80,000 SFCs next summer.....
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 04:47 »

I wonder who here paid the least for one of these.....
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 07:43 »

I wonder who here paid the least for one of these.....


i'll start the list:
$6500 in 1991
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 08:31 »

Cheapest of all in the SFC Registry was approx 200,-- for a complete unrestored 16000 batch SFC, by a Swiss man who bought it in Italy in 1986.

Very hard to beat that, the next cheapest was a derelict 8000 batch SFC in Belgium, but the poor guy paid double that amount..
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 10:04 »

the Swiss guy would'nt be Peter Keller by any chance would it Marnix?
or should I say Mr. four SFC's

I few years ago at an Amicale rally I watched peter's young daughter (then about seven) playing with a French girl of similar age, they neither spoke each others language, it was fascinating alll weekend to watch these two lovely children innocently enjoying each others company,, in and out of each others parents chalet, and on and off each other parents sidecar, no common words at all, and no barrier either, it does make me think, absoluetely charming to witness, I wonedr if they still know each other
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 11:29 »

Clem,

Wasn't Peter Keller, who bought his SFC's cheaply, but not that cheap. The man passed the SFC on in the meantime.

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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 13:54 »

Based on those ridiculous prices, I think I can safely say it was not me...
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 13:55 »

Well, I bought my Electronica for the going price in 93. There were at least 20 people after it at that time.
I was lucky.
It's value must have plumeted since, I ride it often.
Last time on Sunday.
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 15:43 »

i clearly overpaid as well... but it did come with spares..
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2011, 18:38 »

I paid $1500.00 U.S dollars back in 2001. It was a basket case kinda but all restored and on the road with top notch restoration I had $4000.00 into to it. Cheers! Tim 17106
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2011, 19:43 »

I know that a drum-braked SFC changed hands for DM800, roughly 400, in the mid-80s here in Germany.  Was a bit run-down apparently but probably still a good investment considering the price developement.

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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2011, 21:01 »

I know one that was free
a good few years ago now a German Journo was in contact with me and picking my brains and scrap books for miniscooter stuff,brochures, parts lists, history etc, which I hapilly supplied, this lasted several months, during this period he moved into a new rented flat with a garage in a nearby block, he was not allowed into the locked garage for several weeks since the landlord had said that the former tenants were storing items inside it until a set date, some weeks after the pre set date the journo pestered the landlord for the garage and he eventually said, "OK force the door open and chuck all the stuff out, inside, there were two bikes, one of them a 5000 series drum braker, on slicks , a bit dirty and looking like it had been parked there for many years, straight after its last race, the journo checked with the landlord, should he chuck ALL the stuff, including the two old motor cycles? yes he said.

I was offered that bike for little money, but I declined because I recognised the serial number and I knew who owned it, so, I just thought its a fake or a total bullshit story, and declined, later on, I heard that it was genuine bike and had had its genuine chassis number erased and changed to that of the non matching (but genuine) engine, so genuine all right,through and through, with the original number later rediscovered I believe.

My memory is probably being viewed through rose tinted specs, but I think I got that right,
so a free SFC !
CLEM
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2011, 00:09 »

Spub, I've looked that issue over cover to cover, and I can't find the article you mentioned. Are you sure it's the Sept/Oct issue?
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2011, 03:06 »

Shockley: Looking at the mag as I type this. Sept/Oct edition of Motorcycle Classics. Has a pic of a cool Norton Manx and a smaller pic of the SFC on the cover.  Ifyou can't get a copy pm me your email and i'll scan a copy and send it to you.  But so you are forewarned, I've heard that just a pic of an SFC runs about $2,000 now.....
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Re: SFC The Next Big Collectible?
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2011, 06:37 »

I don't think these bikes are the next collectible machines. They have been for years now! Regardless of "market" values they are rideable, distinctive and works of art. They are so limited in production that in total production they are rare, let alone in each of their specific production runs. Grab one or two while you can.
Where can I get a copy of this Sept/October copy of Motorcycle Classics?
Ian
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