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Offline gbuckler

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Can you help me value a 1929 S6
« on: 28 Nov 2015 at 08:54 »
Hello, I have the opportunity to acquire a 1929 S6 (possibly with some T6 parts) in a private sale from a friend. I am trying to establish a fair price to offer. The bike is far from concourse but the engine is recently rebuilt and it goes and stops well enough.

Can anyone share their feeling for the value range for such a machine?

A none too informative picture is attached.

Regards - Glyn.

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Re: Can you help me value a 1929 S6
« Reply #1 on: 28 Nov 2015 at 09:46 »
Hi Glyn,
            I'm afraid I cant help with a valuation, but from the photo, the bike appears to be a T6 (not S6) as it has the forks with 2 springs. The S6 had a single spring between the fork blades and a different handlebar arrangement.
  Hope this helps,
     Regards,
                  Eddie.

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Re: Can you help me value a 1929 S6
« Reply #2 on: 28 Nov 2015 at 13:56 »
Thank you for that insight Eddie, I will certainly check that when the V5 & perhaps original logbook is eventually located by the present owner. Although I suspect this machine is infact a bitsa :-)

Do you happen to know if all the frames are designed for a sidecar to the extent that this one clearly is?

Many thanks - Glyn.

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Re: Can you help me value a 1929 S6
« Reply #3 on: 28 Nov 2015 at 14:31 »
Hi Glyn,
            All the S5, S6 and T6 frames are the same. The lug seen in your photo (to the rear of the downtube) is for the mounting of the footboards originally used on the touring T6 machines.
   From memory, there are 3 attachment points for a sidecar - on the rear wheel lug, near the top of the seat tube (by the gearchange bellcrank), and through the front lower crosstube. If a 4th point is needed, it is usually clamped either to one or both of the front downtubes, just below the bottom of the petrol tank.

  Regards,
                  Eddie.

Offline Ian Dabney

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Re: Can you help me value a 1929 S6
« Reply #4 on: 28 Nov 2015 at 14:54 »
Hi Glyn,
I purchased my 1930 S6 (via Ebay) in early 2014, it looks in a similar condition 'very road worthy'. If you send me  a PM I am pleased to tell you what I paid,
regards
Ian

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Re: Can you help me value a 1929 S6
« Reply #5 on: 28 Nov 2015 at 15:40 »
Eddie, thank you again. Glyn

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Re: Can you help me value a 1929 S6
« Reply #6 on: 28 Nov 2015 at 15:45 »
Ian, I have sent you a PM as requested. many thanks - Glyn.