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Mario Confente on ebay(6 posts)

Mario Confente on ebayDMoore
Jun 26, 2002 7:14 PM
There's a Mario Confente bike on ebay, listed by CyclArt. It's presently at $4K, reserve not yet met. Anyone want to guess how high this one will go?

Twenty-five years ago a friend of mine in San Diego had a matched pair of Confentes, road and track, sort of like a matched set of dueling pistols. I can't even imagine what those would be worth these days.
re: Mario Confente on ebayboneman
Jun 27, 2002 4:25 AM
Last one I saw on EBay late last year went for about $2,900 and was in cherry condition with full campy so the $4k seems high.
White Confenteunchained
Jun 27, 2002 8:56 PM
I believe this one sold in excess of $7000:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Confente_48_1.htm

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/confente_48_pg_2.htm
wow - that is something . . . . .Spirito
Jun 27, 2002 9:13 PM
it would take a major change in my life before i would consider spening that amount on a bike but i do appreciate looking at it and even just for that i am enriched.

are all the confente's made accounted for?

ciao
Buried treasureunchained
Jun 28, 2002 7:22 AM
I'll bet there are a few in garages and basements in Southern-most California. Might be worth a road trip to San Diego hey?

Seems that most people who have an older DeRosa,Cinelli, Masi, etc. seem to have a pretty good idea what it is worth, because they were expensive when new. They are difficult to find with good components and in excellent shape because people refuse to sell them cheaply, even if they will never ride them again.
re: Mario Confente on ebayWalter
Jun 27, 2002 8:17 AM
The eBay record so far as I know is $7100 for an early 1960s PX10 bought by a, presumably, Japanese collector. This was within the last 6 months or so. Given that the high reserve might just be realistic.

Usually I'd be real wary of an eBay MC being totally legit but CyclArt is definitely a reputable seller.

Should be interesting.