Back after 2 years and offered by the same seller, it looks like this pristine GSX-750R hasn't turned a wheel in anger since the previous listing. Still a beauty and a bike that will likely continue to appreciate in value over time - Marty
Orginal post by our fearless leader Dan Crouch
Some of the Japanese, mass produced, modern classics we post can be classified as survivors. Not this one. This is a collector owned example and it shows like new. Survivors are great as they provide most of the experience you remember when they were new but regardless of how well kept, it's still used. This is even more extreme in that it represents as new and has been cared for to maintain that status. The buy-it-now of $
16,500 $18,500 USD certainly reflects that but this is one of those examples where you have to ask, where and when will another example of this quality be available?
Previous ebay listing can be accessed here.
From the seller:
- Third owner, original owner was the drag racing legend Don "the snake" Prudhomme. Was stored in a climate controlled race shop it's whole life with him. It's now stored in my garage with climate control also.
- Everything works like new, the only thing i see is the bottom of the mirrors have a couple very minor scuffs,and there is a small scratch above the rear grab handle above the tail lamp. The tires are not even dry rotted but they should be replaced if the bike is going to be ridden.
- When the second owner got it there were some minor bumps and bruises to the lowers and the mid fairings,and a small scratch on the front fender and fairing. He sent them out to TC concepts and had them professionally redone to perfection, as well as the solo seat cowl cover. He also had the carbs redone and the engine oil replaced with the filter (he thought it was the original oil). He then put about 50 miles on the bike.
- The original marker plate goes with the bike.
Now for the question - is this pristine bit of Slab-sided goodness worth the Buy-It-Now price of $18,500 USD? Well from what I have been able to find this bike was originally sold back around 2012 for about $12,500 and was then relisted again in 2014 for $16,500. Now the asking prices is $18,500 so thats a $6000 price appreciation over 4 years which seems a bit aggressive to me. Overall I think the current value of this one is probably between $14,000-$15,000 (here in the US)...still pricey but the value of these probably isn't going to go down anytime soon.