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2019 Mecum Auction

HOLMES40 Nov 25, 2018

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  2. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Don't get me wrong and I love these bikes as well as anybody but unless it's fresh out of the crate, it won't get anything respectable bid on it. It could take 10 years or more before they're considered collectors items and bring the big bucks.
     
  3. R. J.

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    :hello: My friend Matt has 2 bikes at this auction. Maco 490 & a Kaw 750 tripple.
     
  4. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Yeah, Kaw 750 tripple and the Z1's, they bring the big bucks.
     
  5. 87kawzl

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    :yeahthat:
    The Maico 490 is a big boy toy and comes to collectors with a steep price tag nowadays.
     
  6. markus56

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    I try to watch all Mecum auctions and you can bet I'll be tuned in to the motorcycle auction in January.
     
  7. R. J.

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    :hello: Here are some of MACIO MATTS 490 builds. His shop is in Hastings PA. 81-Maico-490.jpg Maico-490-Mega-II-Left-Side.jpg s1600_maico_2.jpg s1600_maico_HD_1024x767.jpg
     
  8. PTPopz813

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    I wonder what the ZL will go for... if anyone knows what it sells for let me know. I am just wondering.
     
  9. 87kawzl

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    I'm willing to guess $3800 on the hammer.
    Then there is the buyers fee of what, 10%

    Hopefully we will be pleasantly surprised.

    Anyone else care to venture a guess?
     
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    I am betting on $2800
     
  11. R. J.

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    :hello: I bet the 490 Macio brings 3 times what the ZL 9 brings. The only 490 that is one of Matts builds is the first one in post #7. Which is the same style build as the one that is in this auction. Matt has sold 6 as of now & they all sold for 10K or more. He has 6 more to build.
     
  12. markus56

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    I'd say $3500 is the final hammer price. I'd like to see it bring 5k but those days have been gone for quite some time now.
     
  13. R. J.

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    :hello: Hopefully when our ZLs hit the 40 year mark they will spike in value. 9 out of 10 bike owners still don't know what an Eliminator is. When they do they think it came in a 125. :laughing7:. I had an older lady that works for KAW at demo days during bike week daytona tell me that KAW never made one bigger than a 250. She wasn't the only one from demo days tell me that.
     
  14. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Did you set them straight on that?
     
  15. R. J.

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    :hello: I do every year but it's always different reps. I always pull up next to the KAW demo team at the fence & they always say I did not know of a ZL 1000. Twice on different occasions 2 older guys says I haven't seen one of those since the 80s.
     
  16. PTPopz813

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    I will baffle the crap out of them then... I am taking all the badges and chrome off my bike. the only thing it will say is Eliminator.
     
  17. Harriminator

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    Print out the cover of the service manual and next time hold it in front of their faces...:laughing7:.
     
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  18. furchin

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    Reminder, Auction is 1/23/2019. Wonder if a potential buyer will notice or even know that the mirrors on this bike are not stock.
     
  19. R. J.

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    :hello: It starts on the 22nd. threw the 26th. of Jan.
     
  20. R. J.

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    :hello: They must not be doing this Auction live. Some stupid fishing show is on NBCSC Net Work.
     

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