This very correct and beautiful 1905 Harley Davidson Strap Tank single cylinder motorcycle has been expertly recreated in every detail to one of the very first models that Harley Davidson produced well over a century ago. This motorcycle is one of approximately ten bikes that were produced in the 1990's by Lonnie Isam. Full internal mechanics have been built as new to original specifications which makes this motorcycle capable to start and run if desired. Excellent motorcycle for any display.
Very rare all matching numbers 1912 Harley Davidson Model X8E with the top of the line 8 HP V-Twin motor, Bosch magneto with chain drive and free wheel back hub. This motorcycle has undergone a full nut and bolt correct restoration with no expense spared! The motor has been completely rebuilt and bench tested prior to installing in the perfectly restored chassis. Correct Troxel solo seat, white button tread tires, Schebler carburetor and the list goes on! Excellent motorcycle for any museum or private collection. You would be hard pressed to find another example available for sale or one that has been restored any nicer than this one!
1917 Harley Davidson V-Twin Board Track Racer. Fully restored by RL Jones many years ago. Better known as a "Strip Stock", the racers of the day would ride these bikes to the track, compete, and if still in one piece, would ride them back home at the end of the day.
Restored and built well over twenty five years ago, this motorcycle sports an original Harley Davidson Twin Cam low end from the late John Cameron collection. Eight valve cylinders produced by the late Steven Wright and a Chadwell board track race frame. Original front end, fuel tank and other components make up this very rare and highly collectable motorcycle. This motorcycle has just come off of a fifteen year long static display at the Peterson Museum in Los Angeles, CA. and has been featured in a number of books, magazines and posters. Case number 18.8V.1 can be viewed on the left side of motor below the cylinders.
Winner of the the FIVA trophy or the "Best Preserved Motorcycle" at the 2013 Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Ex-Bud Ekins (owned for 10 years, and have hand signed letters from him for provenance), and 20th Century Fox before that. Sold at Kirk White's 1971 Collector Car Auction (have all associated paperwork, catalog & documents) It was featured in a 1971 movie with Keith Carradine riding it (have press kit)
This very rare and original 1923 Harley Davidson Indirect Action Two Cam 8-Valve Board Track Racer is one of only a small handful of original factory 8-Valve racers are still in existence. This factory racer is well documented and has known history back to the day it was shipped by the factory to the Ogden Race Team in Australia. Many decades later, Bill Macnamara purchased this motorcycle direct from the Ogden family and reported to find the motor submerged in a barrel of oil. Along with the original frame, forks, a number of other original components were present and accounted for. Bill also located one of the original racers by the name of Jack Patman, "well in to his years" and was able to reunite him once again with this motorcycle. As any race team, this chassis was also used with a number of motor configurations. Besides the Harley 8-Valve motor, it was also used with this indirect action two cam low end with one cylinder blocked off for the 500cc class. Other brand motors such as BSA and what looks to be a British build Excelsior motor were also installed and raced in different classes. When the 8-Valve motor was located, one of it's cylinders was missing, so a newly cast part was used in it's place. This chassis was a very unique design built by Harley which makes this combination even more rare. This motorcycle is one of the rarest Harley's in the world, and would be a stand out center piece for any collection or museum.
Special Solo Twin with small wheels, sport solo bars and magneto ignition. Very rare twin cam high performance factory hot rod and reported to be the only known survivor of approximately twenty-five built. Restored by RL Jones about twenty years ago with what looks to be original paint, twin straight header pipes, and much more. Excellent motorcycle for any private collection or museum.
After the rise and passing of Harley Davidson's famous J Models, (1915 to 1929) Harley came out in 1930 with the new side valve motor design for their 45ci models as well as their big twin line up. In 1933, Harley introduced their very beautiful paint schemes and gone was their tried and true olive drab or other monotone paint color with a pinstripe or two to accent their models. This nearly perfect 1933 74ci. beauty has been adorned with their mandarin red and black paint scheme with the Phoenix or Eagle design on the side of the gas tanks and beautifully hand laid gold pin striping. Judged by the AMCA through the Junior and Senior First classes, this bike has earned it's place in the winner circle while being scored in the very high nineties on a scale of one hundred. This motorcycle has been restored inside and out with professional attention to detail on every nut, bolt and any other part that was installed back on the bike. The motor and trans was handed off to Jim Trochet for a no expense spared complete mechanical rebuild with many other parts and work coming from Steve Slocombe. Every sub component such as wheel hubs, front forks, seat post, speedometer, you name it has been fully rebuilt. In my many years in this industry, very seldom have I seen such a perfect motorcycle. Excellent runner and ready for any show or would be an excellent to any high class museum or private collection.
One of only 273 WLDD's ever produced by the factory for Sport Solo use. This very fast and well put together Pre-War Harley Davidson WLDD was owned and built by David Sarafan for the past twenty years. This very fast racer sports an S&S lower end motor with special connecting rods, highly modified flywheels, WLDR big port barrels with oversized valves, modified large fin aluminum heads, road race cams, Wico vertical race magneto and high compression pistons. Chassis and front end is from a 1941 and later that uses the three bolt transmission casting. Front and rear 18 inch wheels with Z rated Avon tires, high performance brake shoes and vented front brake backing plate. WR exhaust system, handlebars, narrow WR road race gas tank and WR 5 QT WR road race oil tank. Reported to be one of the fastest 45ci to exist.
Built a number of years ago, this very nice Pre War 61 ci. V-Twin Knucklehead sports a Superior style upswept exhaust, inline springer front forks, Flanders style risers and handlebars, 3 1/gal Fat Bob tanks with frame mounted police style hand shifter and foot clutch. 19 in front wheel, 16 inch rear, original Panhead speedo, black solo seat, tombstone taillight, Cycle-Ray headlight, 6 volt electrical system, and period correct four speed transmission. Also has the straight leg, short rake frame with all sidecar tabs present. aluminum cast extra spark plug holder, Linkert carb and much more.
One of only 300 74ci. Harley Davidson UA model produced for the US Marine Corps. This period correct and authentically restored motorcycle is perfect in every way. Every attention to detail has been taken to restore this very rare "pre Jeep" motorcycle back to the way it rolled off of the Harley Davidson assembly line back in 1940. Unlike the ten's of thousand's Harley WLA's produced for WWII, these 74ci motorcycles were only produced from 1939 to 1941 and very few survivors are known to exist. This motorcycle is another fine example coming from the David Sarafan stables and all attention to detail has been researched and applied to this ultra rare pre WWII military vehicle. An excellent machine for any military or motorcycle museum. Also a great runner for any military or 4th of July parade.
This 1941 Harley Davidson WLA is a classic American Military Motorcycle.
Engine # 41WLA2136 is one of 2,282 total units produced that year.
Special features include:
2" longer forks with attching brackets (1940-41 only), early pre 1942 horn assembly with winged face (1936-41), higher handlebars, louvered black out lights - made of pot metal (1941 only experimentla units), special front and rear fenders, long seat "T" bracket (standard civilian production to move riders back), buddy seat mountings, 1/2 year only tool box bracket and much much more.
Have a closer look at this beautiful period correct motorcycle and please contact us today for complete details and information.
Owned and built by David Sarafan well over twenty-four years ago. Highly modified motor sporting a 55ci displacement, Truett and Osborne flywheels, WLDR big port barrels, modified aluminum big fin heads, large valves, WLDR cams and Indian racing Linkert carburetor. Four speed transmission in three speed case, original WLDR gas tanks, 1940 dash plate with a rebuilt original white face speedometer, 1929/30 45ci. custom tuned exhaust, 18 and 19 inch wheels with aluminum rims, front disc brake, Jack Tracey windshield, original period correct Hydra-Glide handlebar conversion dog bones and Speedster handlebars. Harley Hummer head and tail lights and much more. Motor number 42WLA 1023 meaning that this motor was the 23rd WLA built from an 88k production run. Maybe the lowest serial number to exist! Excellent runner and ready to show or go!
1942 Harley Davidson WLA 45ci. Military Cut Away Display
Ultra rare and collectable. This Harley Davidson Factory school display has been in a private collection for decades. All original with every part "cut away" for viewing by the military mechanics/students to learn what it takes to keep these old war horses running. Once in a life time opportunity to own a true piece of history and an excellent display for any collection or museum.
Very nicely restored 45ci. Harley Davidson "Liberator" military motorcycle with Goulding sidecar. This motorcycle is a proven rider with an updated 12 volt electrical system and has many original components used in the restoration with a few aftermarket items such as sidecar tub, saddle bags, Thompson rifle scabbard and speedometer to name a few. Great bike for show or go!
Another fine example of the 45ci V-Twin "Liberator" recently and professionally restored by David Sarafan. The motorcycles restored by Sarafan are correct in every way and David cut's no corners to either save time or money to bring these motorcycles back to excellent running and historical condition. These bikes are rebuilt as they would have been done by the US motorcycle ordinance rebuild shop's back in the 1940's. This motorcycle has many original items including frame, forks, motor, speedometer and gas tanks. The aftermarket items are of the finest quality available and not your basic cheap repop items from China or India. Most items are built here in the USA with a few items from Europe and Australia. Excellent runner and ready for any parade or museum. Saddle bags are also included in on the sale.