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prices on 850-T
« on: November 07, 2022, 02:36:41 PM »
Seven years ago I bought a very rough and ratty 1975 850-T for a little over $2K.  It wasn't going back to stock since some parts were missing and others were no longer usable.  I stripped it down to engine out of frame and rebuilt it into a cafe style with new electrics and rubber bits and service as needed.  Dual front discs also (not shown in this photo).  I still love it but have been ready to pass it along for a while and considering selling.  Would like to get a reality check as to the potential value at this time ($US).  I suspect that I won't get back what I have in it.

This has been a common thread from time to time, so I have an idea of the likely range.  But things are fluid and this Guzzi will be unique to many others, so asking the question.  Desirability will likely continue to fall to a small subset, yet there are not that many floating around either.



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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2022, 03:08:25 PM »
Always hard to say with custom bikes.  I bought an 850 T3 that was in rough shape, did a ton of work on it, made the bike I wanted.  Rode it for a few years and sold it for $6K (ebay).  This was maybe 4 years ago.   


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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2022, 04:54:30 PM »
If you did the cyl & motor too LOOK at JBU's price, custom bikes are not cheap. Add up what you have in it not the bike you bought. Don't sell too cheap unless you really need the cash.
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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2022, 07:31:03 PM »
Yes, anything custom is polarizing; I certainly built this for me and to my tastes, and especially after the hours put in did not plan to make anything on it.  Parts, chrome and paint on top of original purchase price should be reasonable $ and essentially break-even.  I'd probably be ok with that.  But I do still like having it around (cash is not the issue; wife's 3 bike max rule means if I want to get another track bike something has to go....). 

Thanks for the replies.  Think I'll pull it out tomorrow for a short ride down to the coffee shop.
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Re: prices on 850-T
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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2022, 11:21:38 PM »
What was done mechanically? Sure looks good!
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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2022, 05:04:30 AM »
Nice choices and work based on the picture.  It’s really hard to say with Guzzis what they are worth. To the right buyer it should be worth between 5 and 7 I’d say but would love to be wrong. Good luck.
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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2022, 09:07:41 AM »
Nice choices and work based on the picture.  It’s really hard to say with Guzzis what they are worth. To the right buyer it should be worth between 5 and 7 I’d say but would love to be wrong. Good luck.

Looks like you did a really nice job, and I had always admired the 850-T series. :bow: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:

So, if it is all sorted, clean title, turn-key bike, (aka, "needs nothing"), I would agree with Scout 63 at the $5K-$7K level all day long... :thumb:   Some recent examples on BaT... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:



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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2022, 09:32:27 AM »
The latest issue of Motorcycle Classics list value $5,000 to 10,000.
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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2022, 09:38:13 AM »
Looks like you did a really nice job, and I had always admired the 850-T series. :bow: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:

So, if it is all sorted, clean title, turn-key bike, (aka, "needs nothing"), I would agree with Scout 63 at the $5K-$7K level all day long... :thumb:   Some recent examples on BaT... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:





Both of those are far from original though...

Hagerty values for what it's worth (all seem a bit high to me):

#1 Concours condition
$9,400

#2 Excellent condition
$7,200

#3 Good condition
$6,400

#4 Fair condition
$4,900
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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2022, 09:55:50 AM »
Seems like someone over at Hagerty is sucking on the 'ole crack pipe. WOW !

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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2022, 10:08:10 AM »
Stomp 944, I like that gas tank. What's the story on that, did you make it that way?
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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2022, 11:11:16 AM »
Any bike is worth what a willing buyer will pay.If someone stole your bike you could show the hagerty estimates and probably get paid by your insurance company.The BAT actual sale prices would be good evidence of fair market value as well.Most of the posters here are too cheap to pay those prices but that is irrelevant incoming up with FMV as opposed to anInsurer like hagerty that has data to support its estimates.

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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2022, 01:31:35 PM »
Seems like someone over at Hagerty is sucking on the 'ole crack pipe. WOW !

I think HAGERTY has the vintage / classic car market dialed in pretty well...but I question their expertise on vintage / classic motorcycles....(just sayin'...) :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:

Here is another data point on 850T's...

https://www.2040-motos.com/Moto-Guzzi/850T/
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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2022, 08:16:23 PM »
Appreciate additional responses - thanks! Should have replied earlier.  Also thought north of 5K but less than 8K.
The tank was stripped of paint and crudely hammered in by PO. Very crudely. Was completely unfinished and asymmetrical. I actually liked the idea but not the execution. My paint guy was able to shape and fill to nice proportions b4 paint. I love it and knees like it better than cylinder contact too!
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Re: prices on 850-T
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2022, 02:24:20 AM »
Appreciate additional responses - thanks! Should have replied earlier.  Also thought north of 5K but less than 8K.
The tank was stripped of paint and crudely hammered in by PO. Very crudely. Was completely unfinished and asymmetrical. I actually liked the idea but not the execution. My paint guy was able to shape and fill to nice proportions b4 paint. I love it and knees like it better than cylinder contact too!

Very nicely done ! :thumb:
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