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Old 01-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #1110
Rick G
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Originally Posted by rthuey View Post
been web searching for some examples of the motorcycles from that company with no luck. has anyone else tried? curious what designs they had going on. plenty of plane examples.
If youare a fan of American Pickers on tv about a couple of guys who also happen to be motorcycle enthusiasts, who drive around the country looking for what they call "rusty gold" for their retail stores.

Anyway one episode featured a Curtis V twin engine that they had found from the early 1900's. They bought it for around 3 grand and had it appraisedat around 9 grand! And this was a rusty engine that hadn't run in probably 50 years.

This past summer I was at Wheels Through Time which has been featured on the show a couple of times. When there I struck up a conversation with Dale the owner, telling him I enjoyed seeing him on the show and asked if he bought that engine. He said, no, those guys got big money for it something like 15 grand, close to twice the appraised value.

It is amazing what people will pay for rusty gold.

Back to Dr. Frankenstien's ungodly creation.

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