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Tangibles Investing (Vintage Motorcycles):
I recently had a relative mention investing in vintage motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds. From a practical prepping standpoint, I believe that a restored moped would be ideal. In a situation where gas is very scarce, owning one of these could be a life saver. That is because they get phenomenal gas mileage. (More than 100 miles per gallon is not unusual–at least with a rider who watches his diet.)
I don’t claim to be any sort of expert on motorcycles. But I did some web searches and found a few reference articles. Some of these are dated, but they are valuable reading, nonetheless.
- First at Hemmings: Top 10 Affordable Collectible Motorcycles
- What’s in a Name? Vintage, Classic and Antique Motorcycles 101
- Collecting Vintage Motorcycles Is More About The Machine Than The Money
- Six Beautiful and Reliable pre-1980’s Motorcycles for Under $3000
- Top 10 future classics: Ten bikes we’ll all be fighting over in 10 years’ time
- Moped Restoration Checklist
- 1980 Puch Maxi moped restoration
- The Vintage-Moped Resurgence
- And there is this article, from England: Five of the best up-and-coming investment motorcycles
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