First off, great forum, I have been reading a lot of info on here and you are all such a wealth of information for a guy like me, so thanks in advance.
I've been a fan of speedsters since I can remember, and I'm finally in the market for...well... an affordable replica. Now that I'm finally able to look more seriously I'm finding such a wide range of prices for many different replicas (and lots of scams) and I'm hoping I can gather more info from this group to grow my knowledge as to what to look for, or avoid. I am definitely looking on the cheaper end, but with that also comes a lot of concerns for me and I don't want to buy a lemon. I would rather buy a quality build that has a few more miles, blemishes and needs a bit of work, but not a complete rebuild.
The other challenge it that I'm in central Canada, so there is absolutely none within 1500 miles of me. I have only ever seen one in my city (an can currently only find two for sale within Canada now). I found one outside of Toronto, but even on the more affordable end it's still a large investment, and I'm not experienced enough to know if it's worth the money they're asking. I would definitely fly to look prior to purchase but want to be 95% sure I'm buying it before I purchase a ticket (once this Covid-19 stuff all dies down and borders re-open).
I'd really appreciate any information you can all provide, and if there are any good sites or leads you can share I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance.