By know you know I’m a fan of oddities… and Hondas… and rarities… So, this morning when I checked ebay and found not one, not two, BUT THREE 1981 Honda MotoCompos MINT IN BOX, I was completely floored. Three? I even have intermittent thoughts of selling Leia (my Vespa T5) to get in on this! Crazy, right?
The next question is what will they go for? Right now they are listed at $2,000 each + $300 shipping, and the reserve has not been met yet. If you win they will be crated from Japan to California where you will probably have to make additional shipping arrangements to get them to your neck of the woods.
The seller RMD Motors, is trusted (99.7% positive) with over 1,394 transactions. I’ll keep an eye on these and see if I end up making the jump on one. I’ve also contacted rick to see if he has exported a Suzuki SW-1; the only motorcycle I’m interested in owning right now. I know, I know, you probably thought you’d never hear that I would own a motorcycle… but this is a special exception (well, that and the V-Rex). Oh, and before we go, here are the 3 MotoComos awaiting their ocean voyage to the USA.
Well, as of this moment, bidding will end in just under 4 hours. The price for one of them is currently $2650.00 and the reserve is STILL not met. That means, if you want one of these babies you can expect to pay at least $3000 (shipped)… and THAT’S assuming the reserve is set to $2700. Who knows? Could be more. Either way these items are reserved for the true collector. They’ve been out of my range a few hundred dollars ago.
DANG! The bidding went up to $3490 (+$300 shipping) and the reserve STILL wasn’t met. Looks like these are too rich for ANYONE’s blood. I’m sure even i***o, the highest bidder, had to be thinking “WTF?!”. Oh well, there’s still 3 up for sale if anyone’s interested. (I just realized that ebay blocks the bidder’s information now to protect them, so i***o is just an ebay assigned name.)