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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:44 pm 
Old School Hero
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Location: Cambridge, UK
Hi all,

Thought this might make you laugh.

If you had $45,000 to spend on transport, which would you choose?

1. 1939 Raleigh Superbe


2. 2001 Aston Martin DB7 (& $1500 spending money)

I like old Raleighs a lot, but I think on balance I'd go for the Aston!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:50 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Location: California
That Raleigh has been for sale for about a year. For an additional $3000 you could have this home in the Dallas, Fort Worth area of Texas. ... e/32346835

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:08 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: Cotswolds
Without looking further, how does a 1939 unrestored Raleigh have a 1949 on headset?
I thought by 1939 if there is a superbe model it would have had 26" wheels and a brazed up frame, I might look at the catalogues.
I am surprised we didn't have to wade through 50 pages of nonsense before getting the price.
I think I have seen this before, it was only about £4000.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:50 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
Well, just because somebody asks for the money doesn't mean it's worth it. How about a 'Hamster signature edition' Lava Dome? It has unique and exclusive scratches and dents...

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