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Top picture is a 56 bottom is a 55. Also I don't think they would put that plate on a 55 No?
How do you not know the difference in a 55 and 56 Bel/Air?
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Nice edit....and there’s the story..

If you subscribe to the NYT (I don't), you can read the July 3, 1965 article, "Gray-Flanneled Motorcyclists Find Haven for Parking in City". More pictures in it, too.


The world has changed a lot since 1965...
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Good tip on the rest of the article GA. However my comment was based on the weekend use of that particular rider/bike. Probably bent a wheel or broke off his original levers using that cool CH in the woods, where it shines.
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the tank seems to match the front wheel for 1963.the chrome primary cover would be from '64>up.rear brake pedal went to chromer?
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kavee, wre those guys from Blacktown ?


'Nother one from inside Redern Motorcycles, c1968. The Flatside was a Police bike.



Gives you some idea of how organized and efficient the whole operation was. The dealership was later given to Burglers and Swindlers. Old man Norm Burling was a pretty good salesman.
I'm sure it was a big mess, but that photo looks to be a double exposure
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^^^ or is that a fan running in the background looking like a double exposure?
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