Now that's a Barn find

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Rob Farmer, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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  2. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    Man! That's nice! :1drink
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  3. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer

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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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  4. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

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    Clean it up. Paint it, then ride. Rust is bad, no matter how old.
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  5. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    There is no rust on that bike:eek1 it has history, if anybody lays paint on that, they need shooting:deal

    Some call it restoration, the wise call it vandalism
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  6. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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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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  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    That's pretty good, how long was it sitting for? :eek1
    Fix what needs fixing - then ride it :rofl
    Cheers
    Baza
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  8. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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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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  9. Doorguy1979

    Doorguy1979 Dreamridin'

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    :clap +1
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  10. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer

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    Don't put any paint on that bike. It's perfect.
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  11. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Incredible! That thing is gorgeous!
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  12. pommie john

    pommie john Long timer

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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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  13. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    this one was hibernating in a barn since 82.
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  14. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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    please wash and post "after" pics.:beer:
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  15. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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