Friday Forum Foraging: A 40 Year-Old Chrome Delight From Honda

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

You want chrome? We'll give you chrome.

You might be used to seeing Harleys decked out in chrome, but this 40-year-old Honda might have them beat. Feast your eyes on this 1984 Honda VT700C that's up for sale in Salem, Ohio, coming to us from our sister site Admittedly, I don't know much about these bikes so I'm going to go off the seller's listing. Originally a black bike, the chrome tank, side panels, and fender were a factory option – and a rare one at that. Not seen are the gold decals that are also part of the package but are not installed. Those, along with the original black tank, are included in the sale.

With only 6964 miles on the odometer, this classic Honda cruiser is said to be in good working condition, and judging by the photos anyway, we don't really have any reason not to believe him. As usual, we've copied the original listing below. If you're interested in the bike, head over to the original listing at to contact the seller.

Super Rare, Sweet original 40yo bike. Needs to be in a museum. Bought in 2016 with 3400 mile miles . Now 6964 original miles. Installed factory limited edition chrome on it. I have the factory box and instructions. .Was a black beauty . The gold decals in cardboard tube that never were installed included . Original black tank and side covers and rear fender etc. included. One price non negational. Won't ship .No joy rides. Ride it home. Clear Ohio title in my name.

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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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