So a guy hears that an "old Royal Enfield" is going to be scrapped and asks to see it. It's an Interceptor, dirty and buried under trash but reasonably complete. He rescues it: for $150. I don't usually tout my blog here, but this is a pretty good story. Here's the link:
I did once fine a small Japanese motorcycle in a garbage heap (and even it had a hole in the motor). I was on my bicycle and couldn't work out a way to save it. I'd have tried harder for an Interceptor.
David in Fort Lauderdale