Vintage Bates Motorcycle Racing Jacket

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Vintage Bates Motorcycle Racing Jacket

Postby maxvintage on Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:14 pm

Hi all,

I picked this a few weekends ago and just wanted to share it on here. In researching it, I believe it's from the 60s, but I don't have much of a clue on the value. The ones I've seen range from $300 to $1,100 depending on style and condition. Any thoughts?
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Re: Vintage Bates Motorcycle Racing Jacket

Postby jimmyj on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:18 pm

Nice. Race worn? the back could have significance - did you dig up anything about it?

Anything Harley from the 50s or 60s flies - and leather jacket collectors will bid on this too.

Ask the company they are still around....and on eBay..probably get a kick out of seeing it.

http://stores.ebay.com/batesleathers_W0 ... hersQQtZkm
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Re: Vintage Bates Motorcycle Racing Jacket

Postby maxvintage on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:28 pm

Yeah, funny to see them selling things on ebay.

It was a steal at a local yard sale for $20 that's for sure. I was so excited that I forgot to ask the guy any info about it. However, I do know that it was his old racing jacket and based on his age, it had to be late 50s or early 60s. Maybe I should go knock on his door and get the scoop.

Don't plan on selling this one though, it's just so cool and I can't wait to wear it. Fits perfect too!
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Re: Vintage Bates Motorcycle Racing Jacket

Postby CRAZYBUBBA on Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:17 pm

Very nice. Def chat the guy up, one day you'll be sharing the story with someone else.
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Re: Vintage Bates Motorcycle Racing Jacket

Postby maxvintage on Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:22 pm

I'll let you know whenever I chat with the guy. I"m sure he's got some stories to tell.
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Re: Vintage Bates Motorcycle Racing Jacket

Postby CRAZYBUBBA on Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:35 pm

Fill us in!
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Re: Vintage Bates Motorcycle Racing Jacket

Postby maxvintage on Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:45 pm

Ah.....I drove by the place today, but was on my way to a meeting and didn't have enough time to stop by. I'll be sure to let you know whenever I found out. :)
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Re: Vintage Bates Motorcycle Racing Jacket

Postby CRAZYBUBBA on Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:55 am

I lost track of this, hopefully it did well for you.
Did you keep it or sell?
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Re: Vintage Bates Motorcycle Racing Jacket

Postby maxvintage on Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:17 pm

It sold a few years back in the 700 range if I'm not mistaking.
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