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Old 11-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #691
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Hi Folks,
I stumbled upon this fine jem and have the opportunity to buy it. Not sure what I will do with it, but can't let it rust away to nothing.

My question to the group here is, what is something like this worth? I haven't actually seen it in person and the orginal owner is passed, so I have no info other than the pictures.


Appreciate your input.
Assuming it's all there and mostly original, you won't go too far wrong under $1500 or so.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #692
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He didn't answer my last PM asking him about the car. I think he likes to keep a low ( really low) profile.
Hi Guys -

I've been in touch with Teranfon. He's had some personal issues which have really slowed down work on the car. It will probably be a while before he can post an update.

If I hear anything I'll pass it along.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #693
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Hi Folks,
I stumbled upon this fine jem and have the opportunity to buy it. Not sure what I will do with it, but can't let it rust away to nothing.

My question to the group here is, what is something like this worth? I haven't actually seen it in person and the orginal owner is passed, so I have no info other than the pictures.



Appreciate your input.

These guys seem to buy and sell that vintage a lot and may have some information helpful to you.

http://boxerworks-service.com/index.html

also http://www.bluemooncycle.com/
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:55 AM   #694
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Hi Guys -

I've been in touch with Teranfon. He's had some personal issues which have really slowed down work on the car. It will probably be a while before he can post an update.

If I hear anything I'll pass it along.

Thanks for the update, seemed all his posts disappeared. Hope he gets back on his feet soon. He was really doing excellent work on the Merc.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:01 AM   #695
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Hi Guys -

I've been in touch with Teranfon. He's had some personal issues which have really slowed down work on the car. It will probably be a while before he can post an update.

If I hear anything I'll pass it along.
Wish him the best. That Mercury is really unique.
Here's a barn find I've been keeping track of:


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...rma-excavation
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:34 PM   #696
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:20 PM   #697
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Forgive me if this is a 205, but I don't recall seeing it in this thread.
http://www.coolestone.com/media/3728...ate-Barn-Find/
It's absolutely insane. There are 6 segments total depicting the unearthing and starting up of several really old, really rare bikes. I just saw this today.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #698
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Forgive me if this is a 205, but I don't recall seeing it in this thread.
http://www.coolestone.com/media/3728...ate-Barn-Find/
It's absolutely insane. There are 6 segments total depicting the unearthing and starting up of several really old, really rare bikes. I just saw this today.
That was utterly amazing. Thanks for the link.

Looks like the auction was held in November 2011. Here's a list of what was sold and how much it sold for. The motorcycle listings are near the end; the total proceeds from the auction are on the last page. WOW!

http://www.sportscardigest.com/wp-co...Collection.pdf
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:26 PM   #699
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Forgive me if this is a 205, but I don't recall seeing it in this thread.
http://www.coolestone.com/media/3728...ate-Barn-Find/
It's absolutely insane. There are 6 segments total depicting the unearthing and starting up of several really old, really rare bikes. I just saw this today.
Wow. His estate probably raked in the moola. Just a few of the cars I saw in the first vid and some of the bikes would be worth a lot, and it sounds like there was a lot more hidden in there.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #700
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My question to the group here is, what is something like this worth?
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Make sure it has a title and make an offer in the 500.00 range.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:09 PM   #701
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I find this box in a toolroom drawer.

I open it and there's one cylindrical object, about the right size, wrapped in wax paper. Crap. I CAREFULLY unroll it to find..... a rolled up receipt.
About 15 years ago my parents sold their local summer house where my dad had his hanger/shop. In the toolbox my dad had a box about that size and there were about half a dozen blasting caps in it. When he was young, about 20, he cleared some land by hand and removed some stumps with dynamite. He had some leftover caps. That was back in the days when you could walk into a hardware store and buy dynamite - especially if you were a farmer.

When I saw the caps I warned him that such things were very verbotten today without the proper paper work and licenses. That he really needed to get rid of them in some discreet fashion. Not sure who he gave them to, but the were gone when he died. I was tempted to keep them for myself, but decided it was better if I didn't. I did inherit an old dovetailed wooden box he kept dynamite in (no dynamite in it). I will probably use it as a box to keep kindling in for the woodstove.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:22 AM   #702
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Forgive me if this is a 205, but I don't recall seeing it in this thread.
http://www.coolestone.com/media/3728...ate-Barn-Find/
It's absolutely insane. There are 6 segments total depicting the unearthing and starting up of several really old, really rare bikes. I just saw this today.
Thanks for that. I am really curious to know why so many US videos feel the need to have music in the background. Perhaps someone might be able to explain as I'd like to understand.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:42 AM   #703
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Thanks for that. I am really curious to know why so many US videos feel the need to have music in the background. Perhaps someone might be able to explain as I'd like to understand.
I can't explain it, but I find it just as annoying. I think it's copy-cat-ing the irritating habit of real television production that does the same thing. Every Overhaulin' or Trucks! type show on TV now has to have horrible rock music playing whenever something is happening. Our younger generation can't seem to do anything without an iPod plugged into their ears.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:52 AM   #704
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I can't explain it, but I find it just as annoying. I think it's copy-cat-ing the irritating habit of real television production that does the same thing. Every Overhaulin' or Trucks! type show on TV now has to have horrible rock music playing whenever something is happening. Our younger generation can't seem to do anything without an iPod plugged into their ears.
What is even worse is when they have something running....I want to hear the car...not your crap music.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:05 AM   #705
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Make sure it has a title and make an offer in the 500.00 range.
That's exactly my thought, but I wanted to make sure I was close. Just looking at the pictures, I'm guessing a few thousand just to get it ridable. I'm seeing half decent R60/5 riders selling for around $3-4,000, so not a lot of room for invrestment. I'll get to see it in two weeks and go from there.

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