I sold bike for £75..then bid £4,750 for it

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

A RIDER who sold his mo­tor­bike for £75 has bought it back 48 years later for £4,750.

A friend told Paul Hayes, 66, that “a bike like yours” was up for sale on ebay.

Paul did not recog­nise the 650cc AJS he had sold in 1969 be­cause it had a new num­ber plate.

But when the seller told him its orig­i­nal reg­is­tra­tion, he gasped: “Good God, that’s my old bike.”

Paul, of Hard­wick, Oxon, paid more than 60 times what he sold it for but said the bike brought mem­o­ries flood­ing back, adding: “I’m over the moon.”

RE­UNITED Paul & his AJS

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