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Old 01-15-2013, 04:30 PM   #37
ooweel
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Originally Posted by rtwdoug View Post
from what I heard on the 480k bmw....

sold to a collector with a small museum near soladas? california.

guy made his $ as an inventor.

anyhow, it didnt meet the reserve during auction for 400k. (I bid it up to 390k, but wasnt going any higher )

bonhams has it listed as sold for 480. so Im sure they got their fees, maybe not the rediculous 18% or whatever it was, but they got something. even at 10% from each end, thats 80k, a very healthy payday.

the buyer probably wont even ride it.
Probably you mean Virgil Elings who owns http://www.motosolvang.com/ is who you are talking about. Yes he is an inventor. Real gear head when it comes to motorycles. Nice guy. EXTREMELY BRIGHT. His collection is well worth viewing.
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