Huge liquidation of classic bike parts


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Huge liquidation of classic bike parts

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:51 am



I saw this the other day and thought some people might be interested. It's in Columbus, OH, and is open from 10-5, 7 days a week. It's stated to be "Harley Heaven" but from what I've been reading from others, there are a ton of old Japanese bike parts as well.

3636 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43214





Columbus, OH – Ok, imagine a place that the American Pickers go into and get super excited, full of old Harley Davidson parts and vintage motorcycles. Now multiply it by 1,000 and allow 200 pickers in all at once….

It’s happening starting 10am Oct 12 at Dixie Distributing in Columbus, OH.

Liquid Asset Partners has been retained by Dixie Distributing to sell all the assets of Dixie in a public liquidation. It is a treasure trove to the motorcycle world that will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to “pick” and buy. And Columbus, OH is the epicenter of the historic motorcycle world with the AMA museum and major yearly events within a 2 hour radius.

Background: Dixie was founded in the 1940’s as a major distributor of closeout motorcycle & manufacturer parts for American, European and Japanese motorcycles. Purchasing companies in bulk and enormous overstocks direct from manufacturers and banks, they amassed one of the largest inventories of motorcycle parts in the world, which they sold through a vast network of dealers and customers across the world in the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond. The current inventory value is estimated at over $25 million at catalog prices.

Dixie was owned by Harry Denune, who passed away three years ago at the age of 90. One of the first things Harry did was purchase the entire stock of Harley-Davidson spare parts from the U.S. Army surplus after WWII ended, which is still on the Dixie inventory. In 1981 after Harley-Davidson AMF filed bankruptcy, Dixie purchased most of the parts inventories for the AMF built bikes as well.

“Dixie would travel the world in the ’50’s, ‘60’s & ’70’s to buy huge quantities of motorcycle parts from Europe and Japan. They were a master distributor very early on and everybody in the business knew it,” said Bill Melvin CEO of Liquid Asset. “It’s stacked high and we’ll be selling it cheap! There are even toys and answering machines from the 1970’s. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the public to be “pickers” of this rare inventory!”



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Re: Huge liquidation of classic bike parts

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:05 pm

They do have a lot of Honda parts.
If you go to the Liquid Asset Partners page for this, it has a link for an inventory spreadsheet.
Also says that there is a 15% buyers premium added, but looking at some of the prices, it would still be a deal for those that live close enough to go.
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Re: Huge liquidation of classic bike parts

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:53 pm

A total of $45 million in inventory, over 39,000 items, there's just so much it's impossible to comprehend just how much there is. Everything from tires to helmets to rocker arms to cam sprockets to tools to a single fuse. It's mind boggling.


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