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Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« on: April 19, 2021, 06:57:54 PM »
Zero bids so far but 18 days left. Lots of other early 70's bikes. Most look like they were bought  to be parted out and just left outside.  :sad:
The Ambassador looks complete and for the right price would make a great project for someone with the skills.


https://www.proxibid.com/1970-Moto-Guzzi-Ambassador/lotInformation/60894440
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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 12:15:05 AM »
That is an interesting collection listed. Worth a look for fun.
 I looked at the whole list of junkers in this auction at:
https://www.proxibid.com/Hillman-Sales-LLC/Ken-Mary-Meyer-Estate-Auction/event-catalog/198496?p=2&sort=0&srchloc=true#cnTb

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weird bikes are at bottom of list.

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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 07:49:41 AM »
If someone gets that Ambo for $55...they will have scored BIG TIME!! :thumb: :thumb: :bow: :wink:
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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2021, 08:12:42 AM »
Crazy assortment out there.  Most of that should go pretty cheap since it all looks like it left outside.
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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 10:32:49 AM »
I wonder how many of these things have titles.  I bet, none.

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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2021, 11:55:10 AM »
I wonder how many of these things have titles.  I bet, none.

I think they would get something from the auction house......a bill of sale at the least. Then I guess it depends on how your state DMV handles it.
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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2021, 02:00:14 PM »
up to 600 with 13 days to go. What is your guess to the final price? Assuming billofsale only.

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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2021, 05:36:06 PM »
I really have no idea. But I hope it goes to a member who documents the restoration with lots of pictures.  :thumb:
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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2021, 06:29:55 AM »
Buying a restoration project is looking like buying a dog. Any difference in purchase price is immediately outweighed by the cost of ownership.  Iím into my $200.00 G5 for well over $5,000.00 in parts and itís not nearly finished. Not to say I donít love finding a deal though.  That bike is beautiful though and looks remarkably well preserved.
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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2021, 05:50:50 AM »
Up to $950 with 5 days to go. States it has an open title.
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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2021, 06:38:26 AM »
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Buying a restoration project is looking like buying a dog. Any difference in purchase price is immediately outweighed by the cost of ownership.  Iím into my $200.00 G5 for well over $5,000.00 in parts and itís not nearly finished. Not to say I donít love finding a deal though.  That bike is beautiful though and looks remarkably well preserved.

Yeah - it's gonna cost the new owner a few bucks to get going.

Best case on the motor - assuming it only needs new jugs, rings, and pistons and one does
the work oneself - is going to be the thick end of $1500. Add another grand for the rest of
the bike - shocks, tires, fluids and the inevitable little surprises, and the buyer is into it
for at least $2500 plus purchase price. That's the best case assuming no major transmission
or rear end work. Restoring it to as new condition could easily triple or quadruple that figure -
and quite possibly more.

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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2021, 04:23:10 PM »
When you do a Guzzi restoration ..... you better not plan on selling it!
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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2021, 07:42:47 PM »
well it sold for 2000.
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Re: Potential great deal on a 1970 Ambassador
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2021, 07:57:52 PM »
Amazing!  I guess I don't have to wash my bikes before auction.  :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
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