1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special With 1 Mile

SOLD FOR: $15,000

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Description

Additional photos of this are 1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special available here for your perusal.

The last in the long line of Yamaha’s RD series, the RD400F (also known as the Daytona Special) is considered by many to be the best of the model line.

The press went nuts for it – Cycle magazine called it “Dennis the Menace on Yokohama tires, and is the most fun street motorcycle currently available for sale.”

Compared to the RD350, the extra 50cc brought a lot more civility. The engine was more flexible, though you could still easily wheelie the bike in 2nd gear.

It was the perfect example of how the RD series had evolved from a hooligan’s toy into a more refined, but still enjoyable, sport bike.

This example is VIN: 2V0-003948.

The odometer is just about to turn between 0.9 and 1.0 miles.

It spent some time on display in a shop for many years, and then spent 18 years in Monterey, California on display in a private party’s living room. The seller acquired it in 2016 on eBay from a private party in Upland, California. “I was getting outbid right away every time I bid. The listing had a local phone number to me and said to call if there were any questions. I called and asked if I could come see it, the seller said yes, and when I saw it I had to have it! It was a real, never-been ridden bike! I had never seen one before.”

The seller states that it’s never been started, only pushed around. “I’ve kept it in my garage the whole time. I don’t want anyone messing with it. The battery has never had acid in it, and the tank has never had gas in it!”

He adds that there are no known mechanical issues and that the only cosmetic issue is that the “front fender looks aged but it adds to the authenticity of it.”

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, this RD400F is offered on a clean California title with current non-op registration.

The seller is letting this go as he’s moving from motorcycles to cars and is selling all of his bikes – if you know someone who’s selling a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, he wants to talk to you!

Have any RD stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1979

Make

Yamaha

Model

RD400

Mileage

1

VIN

2V0-003948

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 32

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Moriwaki Kawasaki

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $15,000 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 10:59 am $11,200
sironald February 26, 2021 10:56 am $11,100
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 10:33 am $11,000
sironald February 26, 2021 10:29 am $10,900
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 10:28 am $10,800 Auto
sironald February 26, 2021 10:28 am $10,700
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 10:17 am $10,600
Samuel Oliva February 26, 2021 10:17 am $10,500 Auto
Samuel Oliva February 26, 2021 10:16 am $10,300 Auto
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 10:16 am $10,200
Samuel Oliva February 26, 2021 5:50 am $10,000 Auto
Toolman February 26, 2021 5:50 am $9,900
Samuel Oliva February 24, 2021 11:40 am $9,500 Auto
BWrosch February 24, 2021 11:40 am $9,400
Samuel Oliva February 20, 2021 11:46 am $9,300
woodpenguin February 20, 2021 11:46 am $9,200 Auto
woodpenguin February 20, 2021 11:40 am $9,100
Samuel Oliva February 20, 2021 11:40 am $9,000 Auto
Samuel Oliva February 20, 2021 10:32 am $8,100
mrvtwin95 February 20, 2021 9:59 am $8,000 Auto
shelbyjones February 20, 2021 9:59 am $7,900
mrvtwin95 February 20, 2021 9:07 am $7,600
woodpenguin February 20, 2021 9:07 am $7,500 Auto
woodpenguin February 20, 2021 9:02 am $6,100
mrvtwin95 February 20, 2021 9:02 am $6,000 Auto
mrvtwin95 February 20, 2021 8:12 am $5,100
Samuel Oliva February 20, 2021 8:12 am $5,000 Auto
Samuel Oliva February 20, 2021 8:12 am $4,100 Auto
mrvtwin95 February 20, 2021 8:12 am $4,000
Samuel Oliva February 20, 2021 8:09 am $3,100 Auto
mrvtwin95 February 20, 2021 8:09 am $3,000
Samuel Oliva February 19, 2021 2:07 pm $1,000
Auction started February 13, 2021 10:59 pm
Subscribe
Notify of
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

Alaska/Hawaii:
Please contact concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com for a quote.

Canada:
We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio

$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Australia/New Zealand:
We recommend Bikes Abroad

$1,500 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Sorry, CycleVIN report not available.

Iconic Motorbike Auctions