Saturday, August 22, 2009

1969 BSA...



In 1969...this bike could be had off the show room for around $ 2500 BRAND NEW

10 comments:

Conchscooter said...

And a suburban home in Northrern California for $12,000. Nowadays you can get a Bonneville that doesn't leak, vibrate or fail to start for $10,000 or a suburabn Northern california home for $400,000.
A rather expensive BSA, lovely though it was.

Missy said...

Man I sure do like the look of the classic style bikes. I know the new ones are swifter, sleeker and sexier for a better lack of word, but it's like owning a classic Mustang, some things are just designed with class.

Thom said...

I'm sure back then 2,500 bucks was a fortune. Not bad looking for it's time :)

BBE said...

BSA, from being the worlds largest and most respected motorbike manufacturer in 1965 to begging for government handouts, company break up, and closure of all main manufacturing, in 1972. The result of poor management by low quality idiots who where more concerned with their own incomes than the continuation of production of these wonderful machines. Remind any one of any car manufacturers in more recent times.

Still it's a beautiful bike Baron.

BBE

Dr.John said...

Ah, the good old days.

Canajun said...

Must have moved it off the oil patch just before the picture was taken. ;)

Lovely looking bike tho!

Baron's Life said...

Thanks everyone..I haven't been commenting on your comments for the last 2 week as a so called minor mishap has left my lower jaw with 5 teeth in it...I think and hope dental surgery will start sometime next week...Cheer all

Lance said...

Baron, I love the style of this bike. I hope you recover quickly from your surgery - take it from me, milkshakes!

Canajun said...

OUCH!

Hope all goes well with the surgery.

And if the milkshakes don't work, I know a good ice cream place. LOL

Baron's Life said...

Thanks Canajun...no worries...all's well