Super rare Honda prototype for sale

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2/3/2014 4:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/3/2014 4:07 PM

Yeah yeah it's a street bike, but the significance of this bike is undeniable and the price it's going to fetch might be record setting. Read the description and you'll see just how rare this thing is.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/331120055291?roken=TWD7Rd


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2/3/2014 4:16 PM

Sweet, it was the King and so was Honda at the time.

I forgot about those rubber tipped levers.

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2/3/2014 4:23 PM

Sweet.
And to think the bidding started at less than 2 grand!

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God Bless Motocross.

2/3/2014 4:48 PM

Guess I should have picked those cheap sand cast ones up back in 1992. But they were rough, and ugly, no one would ever want those.....LOL

Every time I see a rare Honda sell for huge money, it makes me feel tingly. wink

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2/3/2014 6:19 PM

The last sandcast that I saw sold in Louisiana went for $15k and it was very clean. Just tbe tanks on those can pull in some dough.

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2/3/2014 6:27 PM

What a sweet piece of motorcycling history. From what I looked at, the owner is expecting more than $75,000 ! Thanks for posting, TK. Guess I'll just have to enjoy the pictures. angry

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2/3/2014 6:53 PM

Current bid...$120,000blink

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2/3/2014 7:02 PM

I'm a little surprised at the price but it's hard to argue against the historical significance of the CB750. Curious if it's really one of two prototypes left in existence.

I have a '74 550 and it's been an awesome little bike. I can't bring myself to sell it even though it doesn't get used nearly enough.

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Nick
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-2011 Road King Classic
-2010 WR250X supermoto

2/3/2014 7:17 PM

blusmbl wrote:

I'm a little surprised at the price but it's hard to argue against the historical significance of the CB750. Curious if it's really one of two prototypes left in existence.

I have a '74 550 and it's been an awesome little bike. I can't bring myself to sell it even though it doesn't get used nearly enough.

Looks to me like it is one of the prototypes, what an amazing piece of motorcycling history.

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GFY

2/3/2014 7:20 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/3/2014 7:20 PM

newmann wrote:

Guess I should have picked those cheap sand cast ones up back in 1992. But they were rough, and ugly, no one would ever want those.....LOL

Every time I see a rare Honda sell for huge money, it makes me feel tingly. wink

Yeah this isn't a regular sand cast CB. It's on of 11 hand made prototypes, and the only one of 4 sent to the US. You couldn't have bought one of these if you wanted to back in the day.

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2/3/2014 7:25 PM

blusmbl wrote:

I'm a little surprised at the price but it's hard to argue against the historical significance of the CB750. Curious if it's really one of two prototypes left in existence.

I have a '74 550 and it's been an awesome little bike. I can't bring myself to sell it even though it doesn't get used nearly enough.

Then you'll like my 73 CB500 no doubt. tongue

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2/3/2014 7:28 PM

newmann wrote:

Guess I should have picked those cheap sand cast ones up back in 1992. But they were rough, and ugly, no one would ever want those.....LOL

Every time I see a rare Honda sell for huge money, it makes me feel tingly. wink

TerryK wrote:

Yeah this isn't a regular sand cast CB. It's on of 11 hand made prototypes, and the only one of 4 sent to the US. You couldn't have bought one of these if you wanted to back in the day.

Hey Terry, I don't really want to get involved but I think he was talking about this quote:

"As a point of reference, fully restored sandcasts (with a "normal" 4 digit frame number) are currently selling at just under 40,000 dollars, with 3 digit bikes (Frame numbers 999 and under) fetching a 20% premium on top of that, and 2 digit bikes fetching more."

Newmann does vintage (and LOVES Hondas) and to think he could have bought a SB case 750 22 yrs. ago and the money he could have made off it, I'm glad I'm not in his business. wink

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2/3/2014 8:24 PM

mmitoptech wrote:

Hey Terry, I don't really want to get involved but I think he was talking about this quote:

"As a point of reference, fully restored sandcasts (with a "normal" 4 digit frame number) are currently selling at just under 40,000 dollars, with 3 digit bikes (Frame numbers 999 and under) fetching a 20% premium on top of that, and 2 digit bikes fetching more."

Newmann does vintage (and LOVES Hondas) and to think he could have bought a SB case 750 22 yrs. ago and the money he could have made off it, I'm glad I'm not in his business. wink

I know Newmann, trust me.

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2/3/2014 9:06 PM

I remember drooling over one just like this (production model) back in 1970 or 71. smile

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2/3/2014 9:17 PM

Yep, there were a couple basket case ones available for a little bit of nothing back then.

Heck, there were five BSA's for sale locally back in 1993 and I didn't have enough money to buy them. Had to go in halves with a buddy of mine. One mint 70 441 Victor Special, one mint B50MX, a CCM powered hardtail flattracker complete (we got it running with fresh fuel and a carb cleaning), a rough but complete 65 A10 Road Rocket and last but not least, a basket case Gold Star with a mostly refurbished engine ready for assembly. Price? $2500.00!

I wonder what this diamond in the rough is worth.....smile

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2/3/2014 9:33 PM

The '72 CB750 was the first street bike I every got a ride on. I was 10 at the time and a neighbor from a few houses down had one. I was surprised he offered but am glad he did.

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2/3/2014 9:34 PM

newmann wrote:

Yep, there were a couple basket case ones available for a little bit of nothing back then.

Heck, there were five BSA's for sale locally back in 1993 and I didn't have enough money to buy them. Had to go in halves with a buddy of mine. One mint 70 441 Victor Special, one mint B50MX, a CCM powered hardtail flattracker complete (we got it running with fresh fuel and a carb cleaning), a rough but complete 65 A10 Road Rocket and last but not least, a basket case Gold Star with a mostly refurbished engine ready for assembly. Price? $2500.00!

I wonder what this diamond in the rough is worth.....smile

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Not that looks like fun. Where did you find that gem?

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2/3/2014 10:07 PM

newmann wrote:

Yep, there were a couple basket case ones available for a little bit of nothing back then.

Heck, there were five BSA's for sale locally back in 1993 and I didn't have enough money to buy them. Had to go in halves with a buddy of mine. One mint 70 441 Victor Special, one mint B50MX, a CCM powered hardtail flattracker complete (we got it running with fresh fuel and a carb cleaning), a rough but complete 65 A10 Road Rocket and last but not least, a basket case Gold Star with a mostly refurbished engine ready for assembly. Price? $2500.00!

I wonder what this diamond in the rough is worth.....smile

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Dude where do you find these things? lol That's amazing.

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2/4/2014 4:01 AM

blusmbl wrote:

I'm a little surprised at the price but it's hard to argue against the historical significance of the CB750. Curious if it's really one of two prototypes left in existence.

I have a '74 550 and it's been an awesome little bike. I can't bring myself to sell it even though it doesn't get used nearly enough.

TerryK wrote:

Then you'll like my 73 CB500 no doubt. tongue

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Gorgeous. I love the tastefully modded early 70's stuff, and it's cool you kept it the original color too.

My little 550 (and my Road King, at Deal's Gap):

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Nick
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-2010 WR250X supermoto

2/4/2014 4:25 AM

It would make a great bobber project.

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2/4/2014 6:58 AM

newmann wrote:

Yep, there were a couple basket case ones available for a little bit of nothing back then.

Heck, there were five BSA's for sale locally back in 1993 and I didn't have enough money to buy them. Had to go in halves with a buddy of mine. One mint 70 441 Victor Special, one mint B50MX, a CCM powered hardtail flattracker complete (we got it running with fresh fuel and a carb cleaning), a rough but complete 65 A10 Road Rocket and last but not least, a basket case Gold Star with a mostly refurbished engine ready for assembly. Price? $2500.00!

I wonder what this diamond in the rough is worth.....smile

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How many cc is the engine? 450? 500? Any history on who rode the bike? That is so cool and I remember drooling over the one Bimbo rode like this.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

2/4/2014 9:01 AM

blusmbl wrote:

I'm a little surprised at the price but it's hard to argue against the historical significance of the CB750. Curious if it's really one of two prototypes left in existence.

I have a '74 550 and it's been an awesome little bike. I can't bring myself to sell it even though it doesn't get used nearly enough.

TerryK wrote:

Then you'll like my 73 CB500 no doubt. tongue

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Terry.....that is all kinds of cool.

I bet it makes awesome noises !!!

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2/4/2014 11:30 AM

TomZ wrote:

Terry.....that is all kinds of cool.

I bet it makes awesome noises !!!

Lol, yeah is sounds sweet. I built the back half of the pipe to sound and look the way I wanted it to.

blusmbl: not only original color but original paint on the tank!

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2/4/2014 12:33 PM

Hey Terry where is the battery? In the back of the seat? Or is it kick start only.

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2/4/2014 3:24 PM
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2/4/2014 3:38 PM
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this isnt my bike ( i have a '76 CB550K) but mine will look very similar
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Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

If you can't ride good you better look good, thats why I have new gear.

2/4/2014 5:03 PM

My dad had the 1976 Honda 750 Four F1 in the canary yellow colour i was 4 yrs old at the time and he used to take me everywhere on it. Not sure i'd pay that much for a bike which really can only be stored for display.
Thanks for posting this TK like Newman I've got a tingle downstairs

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2/4/2014 7:28 PM

blusmbl wrote:

I'm a little surprised at the price but it's hard to argue against the historical significance of the CB750. Curious if it's really one of two prototypes left in existence.

I have a '74 550 and it's been an awesome little bike. I can't bring myself to sell it even though it doesn't get used nearly enough.

TerryK wrote:

Then you'll like my 73 CB500 no doubt. tongue

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what's the deal here, are you refinishing and making customs for sale? smile or just bragging sad

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2/4/2014 8:30 PM

Dropping a little history on us. Thanks Terry.

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2/8/2014 6:40 AM

put_chug wrote:

Hey Terry where is the battery? In the back of the seat? Or is it kick start only.

Battery is laying on its side under the seat. The bike retains the electric start and the kick start, but you need a battery, electric start or not.

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