Originally Posted by regomatic
Based on what data/comparisons I wonder?.
As an auction house owner recently noted, having only one collector who "must have" something is good for the bidder and bad for the seller. What you need to have are at least two collectors who "must have" something as that's when things can get interesting.
As for this particular bike, if I was a collector with an eye for rare Schwinn bicycles I've got to think that this is perhaps one of the more rare Schwinn's to roll out of the Paramount works in Chicago and it looks to be all original and in very good condition. It will be interesting to see if anyone ups the ante.
Frankly, if I owned a bike shop I'd probably go for it just to hang on the wall and to pull down for parades.