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1938 BMW R66

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Post Listing Update: this R66 did not meet reserve despite 28 bids up to $22,200 on eBay. Introduced in 1938, the R66 was BMW’s “sport roadster”, and it was the pinnacle of their pre-WWII creations. It was designed to lug a sidecar around, but if you were only riding it as a two-wheeler then you could flirt with a top …

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The First BMW – 1923 BMW R32

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Post Listing Update: This R32 was pulled off of eBay due to “an error in the listing.” The seller of this piece of history doesn’t have much to say but he does correctly state, “I know you have [a] lot of questions”. Interested buyers are definitely going to have a lot of questions, because the R32 is the first motorcycle …

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Restored in Canada – 1931 AJS S8 DeLuxe

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Post Listing Update: This beautiful AJS did not get any interest at the opening ask of $19,530. AJS (A.J. Stevens & Co) was founded in 1909, and they quickly racked up a series of world records. Unfortunately, as the 1930s began the firm was in financial in trouble and by ’31 the company was disbanded and the rights were sold …

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Ending Soon – 1948 Douglas MK3 Project

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Post Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Douglas sold for $4,301. 3-5-2018 Update: Looks like the sale in November did not go through as this Douglas is back up for sale by the new owner. The listing now calls it a 1949 model (instead of the ’48 as originally described) but it otherwise seems to be the same. …

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1 of 10 – 1921 Megola Touring 640cc

In Germany, Standard, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Megolas are fascinating for many reasons, but the obvious one is the 640cc 5-cylinder radial engine built into the front wheel. Yet, that’s somehow not even the craziest thing about this powertrain. It has only one gear, and no clutch. So you either had to bump start it or get the front wheel spinning with the bike on the center …

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Ner-A-Project – 1922 Ner-A-Car Barn Find

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Post Sale Update: This Ner-A-Car sold for $20,100.01 after 18 bids on eBay. Designed by Carl Neracher in 1918, the Ner-A-Car was sold as a cheap automobile alternative. Approximately 10,000 were built and sold in the US, and another 6,500 were built and sold in England under license. The step-through design and bodywork kept riders clean, allowing them to wear …

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Early Side Valve – 1932 Norton Big Four

In England, Vintage by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Norton’s Big Four was the first motorcycle it produced with an engine that was developed and manufactured in-house. Production began in 1907 and would ultimately continue until 1954 when Norton would cease production on all of its side valve scoots. Various changes in displacement and hardware would occur over the years – continuous production would go on despite the Great …

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1932 Raleigh MH32

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Post Listing Update: This MH32 did not meet reserve with 1 bid up to $20,000 on eBay. According to the seller, this is the only Raleigh MH32 in the US. It was restored by Revival Cycles over 6 years at a claimed cost of over $36,000. Afterwards, the bike was shown at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show and the Harvest Classic.

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1939 DKW Diamant

In Germany, Small Displacement, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This vintage DKW did not get any interest at the asking price of $2,950. In Sweden, the most popular early motorcycle was the DKW-powered Diamant. This example was originally built and sold in 1939 but due to World War II it wasn’t registered until 1946. Over 70 years later, it’s still running and rocking the original paint …

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Inclined Depression-Era Brit – 1931 Triumph WO

In England, Vintage by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

1931 was a pretty significant year for the British motorcycle history. Ariel debuted its legendary Square Four (designed by Edward Turner), Britain issued its first Highway Code laws, and it was an even bigger year for Triumph who introduced an array of new offerings that brought the number of total models offered in the 1931 motorcycle range up to ten. …

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Early American – 1911 Yale Single

In America, Cruiser, Vintage by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Yale did not meet reserve despite 48 bids up to $25,368.13 (BIN was $36,500). 10-12-17 Update: This bike did not sell on Craigslist so now it’s up on eBay and we can see what the market thinks of it. Bidding is currently up to $24,100 with the reserve not yet met here on eBay. 10-12-17 Bonus …

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Original Paint – 1913 Flying Merkel

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Post Listing Update: Despite a hefty 128 bids up to $89,999, this Flying Merkel did not meet reserve. Built between 1911 and 1915, the Flying Merkel is one of the most iconic American motorcycles of all time. The brand actually started back in 1902 as a bicycle builder, but a year later the founder (Joseph Merkel) started slapping single-cylinder motors …