1908 Harley Davidson Model 4 Strap Tank Silent Gray Fellow
This beautiful example of Harley Davidson's fifth year production model single cylinder is selling with a complete and authentic Harley motor and carburetor that was purchased for $65,000 at a swap meet on the East Coast in the early 90’s. This motor was disassembled, inspected, repaired as needed and reassembled with cosmoline to protect it for the future with an anticipation of life as art rather than a riding motorcycle. The chassis has been fully reconstructed approximately twenty years ago by expert master fabricators. Every attention to detail was taken when building all of the components on this very rare motorcycle and in a side by side comparison, there are no flaws or details that can be distinguished form the items built back in 1908. The remainder of this machine was remanufactured to such exacting specifications that it was awarded a 99.75 point at the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) meet in Dixon CA in 2004. There are very few 100% real 1908 examples that exist and if one came on the market, the price would be in the half million range. This example has the true Harley Davidson heart and soul with the authentic power plant that was handled and built by the four founders. This very high quality example is a true bargain and is an excellent investment that will appreciate with time.


1912 Harley Davidson V-Twin "Silent Gray Fellow"
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!

1915 Harley Davidson V-Twin Model 11-F with Factory Sidecar

By far, one of the finest 1915 Harley Davidson V-Twin with three speed transmission that we have had through our facility. Featured at the 1910 Pebble Beach Concourse Invatational, this exceptionally beautiful motorcycle was restored with 100% all original Harley Davidson components with the exception of the rubber and leather components and very few sundries such as chains, spokes, and control wires. Other accessories include rear wheel drive Corbin speedometer, acetylene head light, tail light and sidecar rear light with Prestolite bottle attached to the rear of the sidecar chassis. Original factory sidecar with the new interior fabricated using the original 1915 patterns and is true to exacting details. The 1915 11 HP V-Twin motor was completely rebuilt with riding dependability and proformance in mind and will perform to 100% satisfaction. Show or go, this rig is ready for either use.


1918 Harley Davidson 8-Valve Board Track Racer

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.



1919 Harley Davidson Model J with sidecar

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)


1923 Harley Davidson Indirect Action Two Cam 8-Valve Board Track Racer
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.
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1924 Harley Davidson 8-Valve Board Track Racer

Beautiful example of the top of the line Harley Davidson factory built racing machines of the 1920's era. This fine racer has been hand crafted from an original Harley Davidson frame and other components such as the Bosch ZEV magneto and more. The famous "two cam" motor is a new build using the finest metals and components available and it is ready to ride, race or display. Finished in traditional olive green paint scheme with red panel stripe and gold pinstriping along with 28 inch wheels, ribbed tires, Schebler AMX alcohol/gas barrel slide carburetor, front fork scissor style tensioner, race handlebars and more. Show or go, this fine example is a tribute to the Harley racers of a long gone era.


1928 Harley Davidson FH 61ci. Factory Racer

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.


1930 Harley-Davidson DL Sport Solo

In 1929 Harley-Davidson introduced their first side valve powered motorcycle in a 45ci displacement. Rather than create a new frame, they utilized the frames from the smaller 21ci OHV singles, but new engine cases were designed to mount the generator vertically alongside the front cylinder, giving the motorcycle the appearance of a three cylinder engine. The following year in 1930, many improvements were made to the 45.
This 1930 Harley-Davidson DL Sport Solo was recently acquired by Bator International from the original family and imported back in to the US after it's 86 year stay in South Africa. This beauty is in amazing original condition with Harley's familiar olive green finish and orange striping, and is an export model featuring a front fender license plate and export front wheel stand. This DL is a late 1930 production model as only 3191 units were produced. The vertical generator is unique as it has two independent field coils. During daylight running only one coil is energized, the second coming on when the lights are switched on. The dual headlights are separate low beam and high beam with a toggle switch on the right hand handlebar. New 1930 features included a new lower frame, drop forge I-beam forks and drop center rims. This mid-displacement motorcycle made 18.5 hp and would top out at 60-65 mph, with a happy cruising speed of 50 mph. They are original only once so don't miss this one.



1933 Harley Davidson VLD Special Sport Solo
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.


1940 Harley Davidson EL Knucklehead Bobber
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. 



1940 Harley Davidson UA 74ci. Military

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.     

Engine# 40UA4295


1941 Harley Davidson WLA

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.


1941 Harley Davidson Model U 74ci

This exceptionally nice, fully restored beauty was originally sold by the factory to the Pittsburgh PA. Police Department back in 1941. The Harley U was a perfect motorcycle for such utilitarian use as they were quite dependable and very smooth running. This motorcycle has been in the same collection for over twenty years and has had undergone a full professional restoration utilizing a very complete and original motorcycle. Logging in only 738 miles since the resto, this bike has proven itself to be an excellent runner and she is ready for show or go. Because of the WWII efforts, new Harley's were very difficult to purchase and they only produced 884 U Models which many, if not all went to the police and CD department for official use. Painted in Flight red with original components including all sheet metal, full speedo and dash, headlight, taillight just to name a few. This is a lower case number matching motorcycle with excellent original stampings throughout. 


1942 Harley Davidson WLA Custom Bobber
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 XA

This very nice 750cc opposed cylinder military Harley is one of only 1000 model XA motorcycles produced by Harley Davidson for WWII. This very correct motorcycle runs very well, has all original sheet metal and has been fully restored with a complete and thorough mechanical rebuild. This bike is selling without rifle as shown in photos.


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.


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