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NADA seems like a manual for used car dealers to value their vehicles to sell. The values in the manual don't seem to align with market values. For example the NADA value for a 1971 XLCH in excellent condition is $9035. Market value is no where near that price.
That's what I'm asking. Most 70s ironheads I see for sale in my area are $3000 or more which is about what NADA values them (for Good and Fair conditions).

But when I talk to people I know and online who own ironheads, they have paid less. I'm trying to understand the market.
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That's what I'm asking. Most 70s ironheads I see for sale in my area are $3000 or more which is about what NADA values them (for Good and Fair conditions).

But when I talk to people I know and online who own ironheads, they have paid less. I'm trying to understand the market.
I have seen 1971 Sportsters sell for over $10,000. They were restored to original condition, nut and bolt restorations. Not a custom job that someone calls "restored."

Hence, "excellent" conditon.
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In 1971 I purchased new the XLCH (now XLH) I ride today for $2,200.
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That's what I'm asking. Most 70s ironheads I see for sale in my area are $3000 or more which is about what NADA values them (for Good and Fair conditions).

But when I talk to people I know and online who own ironheads, they have paid less. I'm trying to understand the market.
I paid too much, $1500, where it fairly would have gone for $800 if I hadn't been star-struck and the seller hadn't been ignorant of the internals and his PO hadn't been a dick and HIS PO hadn't been another dick.

Here's what you do. You buy one. Maybe you'll score it, maybe you'll pay $100, $300, $500 too much. But you'll have it.

I just scored a running, non-smoking 1970 motor. You get in the community and in a little while you'll get in with guys with parts piles that'll even you out if you overpay a little.
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