Cruisin' on my Bluebird
I believe that, what's going on with her and the bike are a combination of two things that happen a lot in collectibles.I believe her dad or another relative piped up here and said it sold-we all knew that was BS! More than a few knowledgeable people here provided sound advice on value along with comps but it was certainly lost on them. V/r Shawn
One is there's a lot of people hunting and some will take advantage of people's ignorance to cheat em out of worth, which causes many to be very hesitant to bargain. The other is the 'My grand, so and so, relative had this as a kid and told grand-ma all about it'. This woman's story and misunderstanding, mixed into the muddy water of family lore is nothing new in the collectible hunt. Don't be surprised when stumbling across that cheap Black Phantom from last year that somebody's 80 year old widower says; her husband had it when he was 12 years old. I mean, Grandpa can tell grand ma, who hasn't a clue. "That's the same bike I had at 12 years old." And after he's gone, insists, not because she's senile or Alzheimer's, that, it's that old.