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Old 09-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1300 for 1967 twin?

New here so forgive my newbness

But Im looking at a 67 500 twin(the ad says) The seller is asking 1300 its non running(engine is gummed up the ad says) and in 4 out of 10 shape. My thoughts are that he is asking a lil too much and am thinking of offering 800.

Is my offer out of line or about right..

I have always wanted to restore an old Triumph and think this would be a great match for me so any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated...

I plan to come here alot and post picts of the resto

in short im super excited to get started on this
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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depending on your intentions, tinware is expensive. so if the engine needs work, but all the "sheet metal" is there and undented, I'd be tempted (in the UK)

if all the engine is therewith no explosive damage, they can be broughtback to life for not much.

wheels can be painted if the chrome is poor. A new wheel rebuild adds up
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum.

$1,300 is not too bad for a complete basket case, especially if the numbers match and it has a title.

It won't hurt to offer $800 and start negotiating from there.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your replies are much appreciated!

Has a clean title and is registered till 2013. I have a picture that I should have included in the first place.

The bike was stripped down for off road, the seller has all the chrome(fenders, badges, ect..)

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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In the UK that would go for a lot more than 1300
( assuming the tank isn't dented on the other side)
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Definitely a good deal.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Picked it up Friday night!!

ended up paying 950us
here she is in the back of my truck..
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well done..

Take some more pictures and post
http://classicbike.biz/ for manuals

or Parts books at Big D cycles
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ended up paying 950us
You would pay 3 or probably 4 times that in the UK.
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