[CR]Eric Clapton's 1975 Condor on eBay - bill of sale

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Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 09:48:13 -0800 (PST)
From: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
To: minneman@onomy.com, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Eric Clapton's 1975 Condor on eBay - bill of sale

Scott Minneman wrote:

Clapton's ownership/purchase doesn't make the bike very interesting though, does it? No more so than, as Weird Al says in his parody of eBay, "a kleenex used by Dr. Dre" would. ...or does EC's possible brush with this machine make it alluring for somebody?

Scott Minneman somewhat mystified in San Francisco, CA -- USA

Are you asking about the specific circumstances here, where Clapton apparently never took delivery of a bike that is only alleged to have been made at his order In that case, the allure is probably pretty limited. But surely you're not questioning whether a hypothetical Condor like this, but actually owned an used by Clapton, would be seen by some as having added value. Of course it would. This is especially true when you consider the demographics of this list and of collectors of this vintage of bike in general. Clapton was, to the Boomers, a rock and roll god and first-tier guitar icon. This bike dates from his approximate heyday, and from a time before he got closer to straight and narrow, as I understand it. It could only be more interesting had he not survived his darker times, though I'm glad that's not the case. The cross-market quality of such a bike would probably reduce the risk of ponying up big money for it's purhase.

Tom Dalton Bethlehem, PA, USA

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