Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: earemike on January 12, 2015, 09:47:55 PM

Title: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: earemike on January 12, 2015, 09:47:55 PM
G'day,

I'm looking at a US based LeMans but the exchange rate is killing me!

For those in the know what's the current market price range for a reasonable 850?

I know its a broad question, I'll be happy with a broad answer!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: Matteo on January 12, 2015, 10:56:35 PM
I've seen 3s starting around four grand and 1s up in the teens here in the Northwest. Don't see them very often.
Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: Tom on January 12, 2015, 11:36:33 PM
 :+1
Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: Yeahoo Whoyah on January 13, 2015, 11:05:26 PM
Here's a pretty nice 1984 LMIII for $7000
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4842359560.html
Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: Perazzimx14 on January 14, 2015, 06:50:19 AM
Here's a pretty nice 1984 LMIII for $7000
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4842359560.html


Not an 850 though.
Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: Yeahoo Whoyah on January 14, 2015, 07:47:57 AM
Not an 850 though.

Le Mans III   844 cc   1981   1984

"The LeMans III was an evolution of Moto Guzzi’s sporting flagship. Made between 1981 and 1984 it was not a complete redesign of the LeMans, but was more than just a cosmetic make-over like the second-generation machine was. It featured a heavily updated engine with square, as opposed to the earlier round, cylinder heads and revised engine internals, along with aerodynamics shaped by Guzzi’s very own wind tunnel."

Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: Perazzimx14 on January 14, 2015, 08:29:57 AM
Le Mans III   844 cc   1981   1984

"The LeMans III was an evolution of Moto Guzzi’s sporting flagship. Made between 1981 and 1984 it was not a complete redesign of the LeMans, but was more than just a cosmetic make-over like the second-generation machine was. It featured a heavily updated engine with square, as opposed to the earlier round, cylinder heads and revised engine internals, along with aerodynamics shaped by Guzzi’s very own wind tunnel."



I still doubt the OP is talking about a LM3
Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: dsrdave on January 14, 2015, 08:43:49 AM
If you can find a second gen 850 lemans that run for 10k I wouldn't hesitate too much.  Nice examples or first gen models are in the 15-20k range.  You may want to consider a CX100 and modify it to 850 specs although I woundn't throw anything away....
Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: Steph on January 14, 2015, 05:07:55 PM
For price reference in Italy,  here are LeMans 850 for sale in Italy if you were thinking of combining the purchase with a holiday   ;)

http://www.subito.it/annunci-italia/vendita/moto-e-scooter/?re=16&cce=900&q=Guzzi+Le+Mans+

Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: pauldaytona on January 15, 2015, 08:37:55 AM
http://www.subito.it/moto-e-scooter/moto-guzzi-le-mans-anni-70-viterbo-96332943.htm

this one looks nice
Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: drlapo on January 15, 2015, 09:54:16 AM
i sold a soid MKIII that need  restoration but was 99% complete and the engine was good for $1200 a few years ago
it had been repainted and had been stored in an unheated shed for 10 years so it needed  attention
Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: radguzzi on January 15, 2015, 10:29:32 AM
For price reference in Italy,  here are LeMans 850 for sale in Italy if you were thinking of combining the purchase with a holiday   ;)

http://www.subito.it/annunci-italia/vendita/moto-e-scooter/?re=16&cce=900&q=Guzzi+Le+Mans+




http://www.subito.it/moto-e-scooter/moto-guzzi-le-mans-anni-70-viterbo-96332943.htm

this one looks nice



If I understand the Euro to USD conversion correctly, these both seem to be very good prices.  I cannot say regarding your currency Mike.

Does the LeMans need to be US based...?


Best,
Rob
Title: Re: Current US prices: LeMans
Post by: earemike on January 16, 2015, 01:44:28 AM
Thanks all for the feedback, much appreciated. I passed a great opportunity to pick one up early last year but didn't quite have the cash, since then I've been itching to pull the trigger on one.

For price reference in Italy,  here are LeMans 850 for sale in Italy if you were thinking of combining the purchase with a holiday   ;)

http://www.subito.it/annunci-italia/vendita/moto-e-scooter/?re=16&cce=900&q=Guzzi+Le+Mans+


Thanks Steph, I particularly like the one that Paul pointed out. I did even suggest to my partner we try and get 2 weeks in Italy!

http://www.subito.it/moto-e-scooter/moto-guzzi-le-mans-anni-70-viterbo-96332943.htm

this one looks nice


If I understand the Euro to USD conversion correctly, these both seem to be very good prices.  I cannot say regarding your currency Mike.

Does the LeMans need to be US based...?


Great point Rob, no need at all. I just had a better idea of the European market as I've been watching a while, stateside I had no idea.

As it is I'm hopefully finalizing details on one, for better or worse the close ratio box helped me decide! If this one doesn't work out then I might just keep my eyes on Italy.

Thanks again, the comprehensive feedback from the forum is appreciated.  ;-T

(I do have more stupid questions but will spare the board for now).