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Old 08-10-10, 09:20 PM   #1
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So what made this1976 Paramount worth $1530 on Ebay?

I know it's a 15 speed, but is that why it went so high?
This one is not Mint and it has a crappy rack on the back.

The other Paramounts this Summer have been in the $500 - $1000 range, so why did this one go so high?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...T#ht_627wt_881
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Old 08-10-10, 11:09 PM   #2
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two people wanted it. At least the rack will come off and probably caused very little damage. I'm a little afraid to think what's under that generator.
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Old 08-11-10, 05:49 AM   #3
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a Record triple crank? that had to add a bit to the price.
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Old 08-11-10, 02:46 PM   #4
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Maybe all of the above contributed, but the biggest factor is simply that somebody was willing (or fool enough, in my book) to pay that for it.

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Maybe all of the above contributed, but the biggest factor is simply that somebody was willing (or fool enough, in my book) to pay that for it.

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maybe a buyer and a shill bidder
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maybe a buyer and a shill bidder
Maybe, but it is Black, Black original is kind of rare, and '75 to '77 Paramounts seem to have had a following this year on ebay.

It will clean up pretty well, except the grounding screw indent from the generator set,Black for that and the other scratehes does touch up well.
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Old 08-11-10, 11:45 PM   #7
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Must have been the "DORK DISK" and "CHICKEN WINGS". Hey maybe those items aren't so bad after all, if a Paramount has them and it sells for $1500.....
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somebody was willing (or fool enough, in my book) to pay that for it.
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My '73 sold for $1850 (more than my 'But Now') and I can assure you there was no funny buisness or Japanese bidders.


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Must have been the "DORK DISK" and "CHICKEN WINGS". Hey maybe those items aren't so bad after all, if a Paramount has them and it sells for $1500.....
Mine did not have a 'spoke protector' but it still had its 'extension levers'.
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