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Old 12-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Now that's a Barn find

Wouldn't you just love to find something like this?


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-sell-75k.html

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Man! That's nice!
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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"Despite its run-down condition, it is being tipped to sell for at least 75,000."

Run down condition? It's perfect and hopefully will stay in the same condition, just fixed up enough to run and ride, and not be restored.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:58 PM   #4
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Clean it up. Paint it, then ride. Rust is bad, no matter how old.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #5
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Clean it up. Paint it, then ride. Rust is bad, no matter how old.
There is no rust on that bike it has history, if anybody lays paint on that, they need shooting

Some call it restoration, the wise call it vandalism
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #6
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agreed. fuckinghell that is sweet.

looks like mickey rourke could use a fresh coat of enamel though.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:45 AM   #7
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That's pretty good, how long was it sitting for?
Fix what needs fixing - then ride it
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #8
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It's perfect, clean up a bit, getting running proper and enjoy! Could be ready for the next Cannonball Run.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:32 AM   #9
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It's perfect, clean up a bit, getting running proper and enjoy! Could be ready for the next Cannonball Run.

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:20 PM   #10
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Clean it up. Paint it, then ride. Rust is bad, no matter how old.
Don't put any paint on that bike. It's perfect.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:31 PM   #11
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Incredible! That thing is gorgeous!
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:35 PM   #12
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I remember reading that TE Lawrence's bike was lost in the depths of time but he was known to put a florin ( old English coin worth 2 shillings) under the fuel cap.
Apparently every Brough SAuperior that's offered for sale has a florin under the cap to convince the buyer it was the original Lawrence bike :)
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #13
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this one was hibernating in a barn since 82.


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Old 12-10-2012, 03:29 PM   #14
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this one was hibernating in a barn since 82.
please wash and post "after" pics.:
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #15
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