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A riding buddy and collector of British and Italian motorcycles, much like me called and told me of an X-75 that he May buy however, he needs a real life value before proceeding.

The one owner, stock and very nice '73 X-75 with 8800 miles is within a hour of us both. He and the seller want to be fair for both parties as well as reaping fair market a value for the seller.

Is there a repository for placing value on such a motorcycle...? The perspective buyer does realize that without having eyes on a motorcycle, looking it over, hearing it run may be a hard task.

Aside from looking at Bonham's or Mecum Auction results, is there a knowledgeable method to derive at a fair price for the X-75...?

Thanks much,
Rob


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Hagerty has a valuation tool. For a 73 X-75 they give the following values.
#1 26,500$. Concours perfect bike. Very few meet this high standard
#2 22,200$ Excellent condition with few very minor flaws
#3 19,800$ Very good rider quality
#4 15,000$ Needs some restoration but not a basket case
Most bikes I've evaluated fall between their #2 and #3 rating.
Not sure what the current economic downturn has had on prices as Hagerty uses historic data.


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There is a "Comprehensive Vintage Motorcycle Price Guide" published.
The 2019/2020 guide prices for a 1973 X75 are:
Condition 6 Poor Condition. Not running. Probably parts missing: $3K
Condition 5 Fair Condition. Needs work. Probably doesn't run. All parts there:$6K
Condition 4 Good Condition. Running but showing signs of wear and age: $12K
Condition 3 Very Good Condition. Runs but with very minor signs of wear and age: $17K
Condition 2 Excellent Condition. Very little use/very few miles since new or complete good restoration: $23K
Condition 1 Perfect Condition. New or just been perfectly restored $29K.

Just a couple of points from my experience:
a) Location matters. You will normally pay more for the same bike in the major urban conurbations (New York, Boston, Southern California etc etc) than in rural areas such as Alabama, Arkansas etc.
b) At the end of the day a good deal is one where the buyer and the seller are equally unhappy.
HTH

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htown & Tridentman,
Perfect, just what I was hoping for. Information passed on to Pete for consideration.

When he and I talked he mentioned the higher end of the ranges and I thought he was full of it but alas, not too far off indeed. Just as an FYI, this is a Very original, Box Stock Original, not a restoration. I hope he and the seller can come to an agreement.

You guys are great, thanks very much,
Rob


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Box stock original is not going to be a number 1 bike unless it has sat in a museum since birth. Likely a 2-/3+.


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Originally Posted by htown
Box stock original is not going to be a number 1 bike unless it has sat in a museum since birth. Likely a 2-/3+.


Agreed, Peter tells me is is spotless however, there must be some signs of normal wear with 8800 miles on the clock.

Thanks,
Rob

Last edited by Robert Dentico; 06/27/20 3:43 pm. Reason: Oooops in spelling...

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'75 T-160 Trident, '78 T-140 V Bonneville, '71 T100R Daytona, '13 Electra Glide, a garage full of Guzzis, '88 Honda Hawk GT, '89 Hawk GT, '84 RZ350 KR, 1978 Yamaha XS650, 1969 Dalesman Trials etc and a '73 MGB for good measure... smile
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Originally Posted by Tridentman
b) At the end of the day a good deal is one where the buyer and the seller are equally unhappy.
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