Tuesday, September 04, 2012

CROCKERS CROWD 'TOP 20'

Test-riding one of the 3 Crockers which sold at Bonhams for $300k...
The recent Bonhams sale at Quail Lodge during Pebble Beach week, which included three Crockers sold near $300,000, has knocked The Vintagent's 'Top 20' list of bike auction sales on its ear.  American motorcycles now dominate the upper echelons of the old bike world...a situation which will undoubtedly change, as this battle of the titans continues; Brough Superior SS100s and Vincent Series 'A' Rapides versus Crockers and Cyclones.  Will the European racing fraternity (Gileras, MVs, Rennsports) chime in with an auction result?  Will Japanese GP exotica ever come up for public sale?  Stay tuned...

I've updated The Vintagent's 'Top 20' page, with full statistics by marque, price, date of sale, and auction company.  Whatever your thoughts on rising prices, it makes for provocative reading.  See the 'Top 20' here. 

3 comments:

giirls and motorcycles said...

Really a good post with a cool picture. I like the pose. Thanks for sharing ..............

Panhead Jim said...

I wonder how much higher these vintage bike prices can go? I've often thought that with the aging of the vintage bike crowd, that eventually prices will start to fall as the interest in vintage bikes seems much lower with the current generation.

Jack Duggan said...

Paul, incredible pictures and your two stories in Cycle World are wonderful. You write as well as you take pictures.

It was a pleasure to meet you this last weekend. Congratulations on being part of such a great event.

Thanks very much for sharing it with us and sharing it so well.