78 Honda CB400 Hawk Hondamatic

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by JoshinBham, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. JoshinBham

    JoshinBham fail

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    I have a friend that just inherited one and wants to sell it. KBB list its value at about $995. Is this right? Is this a collectible because it was an automatic?

    Any input would be helpful.

    jw
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  2. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    and they are fun like a scooter, but not as dorky.
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  3. C_H_A

    C_H_A Been here awhile

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    I own 2 1978 CB400's. One is the "Hondamatic".
    Both were valued last Friday at $700 by the Department of Licensing, here in Washington.
    I really doubt I could get $1000 for either of my bikes but in mint condition they could go up to $2000, I'd think. However, there are collectors out there and a lot of people had these as their first bikes back in the day. Many want one to re-live the days of their youth for cheap....I know because that's me! :D
    I'd say that if his bike is in mint condition then he's got a lot of money on his hands. If it's in "normal" condition and runs/rides right, he could get $1000 pretty easily.
    Tell him to throw it on Craigslist or eBay and see what he can get.
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  4. JoshinBham

    JoshinBham fail

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    Thanks for all of the reply's everyone. I will let her know what she should expect to get for it.
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  5. bkrmoto

    bkrmoto Been here awhile

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  6. C_H_A

    C_H_A Been here awhile

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    That is exactly the same as the CB400A I just picked up. I've stripped the paint and am getting ready to paint her in the next couple of days. Flat black, of course. :D
    Now, if I can just find a nice tractor seat for it......
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