The 1962 Masi Special I had, the black one, cost $170 from Velo Sport
at that time. This is according to either Albert Eisentraut, who
originally got it for his wife, or Peter Rich. I don't remember which
of those two persons told me that; but both of them are still alive.
Not sure which one, if either would still be able to tell you that
directly; but I do remember someone telling me the retail cost was
$170 in 1962.
La Mesa, CA
I'm wondering what a Masi Special would have cost in 1962. Brand new
with the usual Campagnolo Record group and sew-up wheels. Chromed
lugs, with smoked seat-tube. What, for instance, would Peter Rich
have charged a customer for one back then?
I'm doing a bit of research on collectible premiums..how some bikes
seem to sell for the equivalent of their original *new* price, and
some sell for a lot more.
It's relatively easy to establish original prices for 70s bikes, but
60s bikes are a little harder to get a bead on.
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