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The Ace XP4


 I know some of you have seen this on RRR but thought I'd share anyway. The collectors around here have went ape poo over it and I don't know how long I am going to resist offers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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I've got about 250 hours in it and told one vintage motorcycle guy my time should be worth $25 an hour (that's $6000) He coughed a little but hasn't quit bugging me. Last he called yesterday and has been airing around pics to other vintage bike guys and told me I probably have it undervalued. I ask a friend today, who is a high end vintage toy dealer, if he would do an appraisal. Of course he'd have to do some research but he came off the top of his head with $12,000

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I've never seen one not that that's saying anything. It's cool lookin that's for sure. I would think it would be worth a lot more that $6000 from what I read on them weren't they only made for a couple years?



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Yep..way more the 6000!!! It's beautiful WB

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rjsbu wrote:

I've never seen one not that that's saying anything. It's cool lookin that's for sure. I would think it would be worth a lot more that $6000 from what I read on them weren't they only made for a couple years?


  Ace had an interesting history. When Henderson fell on bad times he sold out to Schwinn (Excelsor) in about 1917. So Henderson and his brother started a new company called ACE. They used the same basic engine that the Henderson had but changed everything just enough so no parts interchanged and no copyright infringement. Then about 1924 Henderson got killed test driving a bike. The company floundered and I think a couple other concerns made the bikes into 1927 or 28. Then Indian bought them out and the engine became Indians 4 cylinder. The first year it was just a rebadged Ace and was even called an Indian Ace. But in 1930 Indian began updating the engine and put it in their own chassis. They made many changes to it and built it through the 42 model year. Sadly it never returned after the war.



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rjsbu wrote:

I've never seen one not that that's saying anything. It's cool lookin that's for sure. I would think it would be worth a lot more that $6000 from what I read on them weren't they only made for a couple years?


  Oh, and it's not a real bike, it's 1/4 scale model I built from scratch.



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Very nice. I like them old bikes

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Built this one about a year and a half ago. It just sold to a high end toy collector last month.

 

 



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That is just some incredible craftsmanship WB!!! The detail is amazing..Pat yourself on the back! 



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I looked at on the table and thought, well it was supposed to do 130mph back in the day, I guess its just a small bike. Very well done! that would look awesome in a shop or on a ledge in someone's house. Great work



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Hey do the motors on them run ?

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88ss408 wrote:

Hey do the motors on them run ?


 No, I'm not THAT handy,lol.



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They look awesome. Very realistic. That's why I asked. They looked like running models.

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88ss408 wrote:

They look awesome. Very realistic. That's why I asked. They looked like running models.


 They really do look like they'd run!...You did a fantastic job on them WB



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88ss408 wrote:

They look awesome. Very realistic. That's why I asked. They looked like running models.


  I get asked that a lot



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