Aero Fontana Cafe Racer in Black CXL steerhide - 42

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Cheech, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Cheech

    Cheech One of the Regulars

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    Here's another cafe racer that I picked up fairly recently and have decided to sell. This one is a Thurston Bros. design, and it has all the features that I love in a cafe racer: 2 chest pockets, no handwarmer pockets, single Western yoke on the back, and shoulder gussets. The only problem is, I already have a cafe racer with these features (from Simmons Bilt) that fits me a little better.

    Here's the kicker: This is a @ton312 original - see post below. Here's his original post on the jacket when he received it new back in 2018: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/aero-fontana-cr-black-steer-cxl-v-1-0.93391/. So, if you're on the fence, get off it!

    This jacket has some slight signs of wear, a scratch in the left sleeve gusset, an impression in the right sleeve (see 4th photo), and some signs of the teacore coming through. That said, this jacket has not been worn a lot. The cotton drill lining is in excellent shape, the puny Talon zipper that Aero insists on using is impeccable, and the steerhide is still stiff but showing excellent graining. Completely odor-free and ready to be broken in.

    Seeking $650 (PayPal F&F, add fees if business transaction preferred). That includes shipping in the continental US. I'll split shipping with any overseas buyer.

    Measurements are as follows:
    -Chest (pit-to-pit): 22.5 inches
    -Shoulder (seam-to-seam straight across): 19 inches
    -Sleeve (shoulder seam-to-cuff straight down): 26.5 inches
    -Back (collar seam-to-hem): 25 inches
    -Hem (along bottom): 19.5 inches

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  2. ton312

    ton312

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    That one was mine! Beautiful jacket, I styled it after a Bates CR.
     
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  3. Cheech

    Cheech One of the Regulars

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    There you have it, folks! I'll edit my original post now that there is proof of provenance. I'll refrain from doubling the asking price, though. Thanks, Tony!
     
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  4. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    PM Sent - I am a sucker for Steerhide... :)
     
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  5. Cheech

    Cheech One of the Regulars

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    Sold (pending funds)!
     
  6. ksozay

    ksozay Practically Family

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    AF!

    When you get it and don't like the fit, send to me. :)
     
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  7. Cheech

    Cheech One of the Regulars

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    And SOLD! The jacket will be headed off to @AeroFan_07 in the morning. Thanks, Randy!
     
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  8. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    Will do! I hope this one is a Great Fit, so I will have no reason to move it along...

    Cheech - thanks for being great to do business with, looking forward to recieving this unique CR soon. :)
     
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  9. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    this one looked great. Saw it early. Anyway, last thing on my to do list is a black racer, but it was that good, that it still tempted me. When Aero gets them right, I don't think there's anyone out there making as nice of a racer.
     
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