I knew it was not accurate at 59 ..Just found it amusing .
My curiosity was for the serial number for first Krate and First AppleKrate to see where mine was .
This is common practice among classic car collectors to see how low the number is vs how many built and with what option packages
Just thought I would ask . Thanks for the tips on what to do if and when I sell it.
I'm well versed at cleaning classic motorcycles but am new to the classic bicycle world
The early Stingrays, 63-65, the serial number will tell you the day of the month and year it was made. After that, all you get is month/year.
I own a very early original Orange Krate with MC serial number, December 67. I believe the very first ones came out in November. Apple followed Orange sometime in 68, yours being May is right about mid release.
I restored Olds 442s for years, so totally get the serial number interest, had some very rare low production W-30 and Hurst Olds cars in the past. I also collect and restore Honda Minitrails, Z50/CT70s and the serial numbers matter there on the frames and motors
if you've detailed the motorcycles, you should be good here. Just be careful around the factory decal on the seat tube and I'd stay away from the face of the chainguard, don't even get it wet as sometime that old screening will wipe right off. I take the guard off the bike and then detail the paint and chrome. For you to this one justice, I'd take the bike apart, but that's alot of work and honestly to resell it, just pump up the tires and list it as-is with it's history, dirt, and patina.
Look forward to seeing it listed here one way or another!