Here's a nice looking Gran Criteruim that sold for only $1299 on eBay recently:
I didn't bid on it because I think I recall seeing it for sale before this seller bought it. What the current seller described as a repaired scratch, I remember to be rather severe and odd corrosion/rust on the rear dropout as well as the bottom bracket. It looked like those areas of the frame had sat in water for an extended period of time. But then most people wouldn't have known that about this bike and it still sat unsold on eBay for several days before someone pulled the trigger at $1299.
Previous history aside, I think the price was too low for what was presented. It looks great in the pics. Nice blue paint. Quality SR parts.
So, I think it'll be a stuggle to get $4-5K for a 70's Masi in the current market. In fact, I've never seen them sell that high at all. A typical price is in the $2000-2500 range for a nice complete example. But if our CR friends do get $4-5K, more power to them. Masi's are my favorite. I own three 1974/75 Gran Criteriums, one of which I bought brand new in 1975. But unfortunately I haven't seen the prices take a jump upwards across the board recently.
Dallas, Texas USA
> ... speaking of prices, etc:. ... not sure what the market is here :)
> youth wants to know !!
> ... ray d. put one up at a healthy price, and now jimmy the k. put's
> another, at another healthy pop.
> there are several houses in this particular zipcode that still can't move
> to date.
> would like to know who the buyers are for these. go get 'em !!
> robert clair
> alexandria, va 22308
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jimmy katynski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 10:54 PM
> Subject: [CR]74 Masi GC f/s
>> Im listing my 74 Masi GC forsale.It is a masi mc57
>> frame serial #423. The bike is in great shape and
>> includes lots of extras. Here is link to
>> Please email me off list for more info $4100
>> Jimmy K
>> Jimmy Katynski
>> 1665 Crimson Dr
>> Troy Michigan 48083