Black Phantom...original? I don't know...

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HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
A guy is selling this as an original, but the tank decal is wrong for anything but a 1959 model...but then the chain guard decal is wrong for a 1959. He said that the letter in the Serial number is "D" which I think makes it a 1952. I'm totally confused.

What do you experts think?

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ballooney

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Looks like the left half of the tank is not original to the bike...as you noted has the '59 decal. Everything else seems to be legit except for the recovered seat.
 

HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Looks like the left half of the tank is not original to the bike...as you noted has the '59 decal. Everything else seems to be legit except for the recovered seat.

Thank you! In the real world, what would be a fair price for this?
 

HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
He said "$900 is as low as I would go" the other day. I said "thank you very much anyway". And thank you for opinion and summation of the bike.

At least I know it's almost all real. Now if he would just come down to $600... :rolleyes:
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
He said "$900 is as low as I would go" the other day. I said "thank you very much anyway". And thank you for opinion and summation of the bike.

At least I know it's almost all real. Now if he would just come down to $600... :rolleyes:
Do a Phantom search in the classifieds here and see what you get for $900.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Despite the faults I think $900 is a very fair price for this bike. V/r Shawn
 

phantom

I live for the CABE
It isn't a 59 but a pretty nice bike for $900 compared to what you see listed for $1,300 - $1,600 or so....I think it's worth what he is asking. Come up a hundred and ask him to come down a hundred. Locally I would be all over it.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
My girlfriend would be estatic if all I spent was $900 on a bike!
 

Nashman

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
At 68 I'd tell my girlfriend I have lived long enough to do what I want to do. She would have a choice not me.
Sounds like a conversation my G/F and I had about a week ago, just before my '37 Dayton showed up. Then I went out and bought a vintage 1963 Fender Tremolux amplifier following an Ebay purchase of a Gibson Les Paul guitar. Last count ( it's not a race/contest, I can't help myself, no one else will?) 21 bicycles, 11 guitars, 5 amps and I'm only 63. Do you think I made my point? I made my choice.

Some pics under comment #24. Please don't think I'm "boasting" about my insanity to buy neat stuff, or what I have because that's not my intent. I've been at this about 40 years/finally retired, and my stuff is a fraction of what some people have, can afford, or justify. I drive ( I do have a nice '57 Nash) a 2005 rusted Chev Venture van, and live a pretty simple life, just spent what I have on cool stuff. I think many can relate. At the end of the day, it's just "stuff" and I'd sell it in a minute to help family/friends needs if it came to that. Health and Love and freedom in your life is what's valuable.

 
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cyclonecoaster.com

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
A 1959 Phantom would have the bolt through springer not the earlier version as this bicycle does - and the serial number would be on the rear dropout ..
 
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