SPECIAL FEATURE / 1932 Harley Davidson VL of Jimmy "Dare Devil" Washburn
The actual Harley Davidson VL that Jimmy "Daredevil" Washburn used in his spectacular "Daredevils on Parade" and performing all around the world with his "Mystery Squadron" . Owned by the Washburn family since new. This motorcycle is being offered with all of the memorabilia, posters, banners, original photos and much more. Way too many items to list. A very rare opportunity to own an absolute piece of early Americana motorcycling history. AMAZING!
The collection of memorabilia "motomobilia" that comes with this bike is absolutely amazing. In all my years in this business, I yet to see a collection that better tells the story of a bike and the life of its owner better than this. This very rare find is abaolutely a great movie or book just waiting to happen. This would be a perfect fit for a museum or Hollywood prop house. Please contact us directly for more detailed information.
The real deal, a very rare 1917 Harley Davidson Model T Factory V-Twin Track Racer. Only one known to be built in 1917 and 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. Very rare and desirable.
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.
Ultra rare Harley Davidson factory built racer with a 500cc blocked off V-Twin motor. This well known motorcycle is not a replica but a true factory survivor. Aquired out of Australia well over thirty years ago and traded for a Flying Merkel motor. Motorcycle was restored by Gary Oakford back in the late 1980s and painted Bruster green with gold pinstriping. The SCA1 motor is ultra rare with only two known to exist.
1927 Harley Davidson 61ci. J Model Cut Down. Originally customized back in the day with many cool features such as bobbed fenders, Pea Shooter gas tanks with hand peen indents to clear the over head intake valves and a competition tank mounted hand operated oil pump. This bike sports 18 inch tapered wheel rims with original tires, really cool upswept exhaust and electric lighting. Jump on this bike and terrorize the locals or head out to Hollister to join up with Brando and Lee Marvin and the rest of the Wild One's! "What are you rebelling against Johnny?"
Model BA, 350cc single cylinder overhead valve motor with three speed tank shift transmission, turn down handlebars, race seat, beautiful dark blue paint scheme with blue and red pinstripes, battery ignition and full lighting, . Professionally restored by RL Jones a number of years ago and has remained on static display in a private collection.
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.
Factory two bolt frame (lighter than stock road frame), factory civilian fork, two inches shorter than military, 19 inch wheels, "factory option for racers", new brake linings front and rear, with narrow rear brakes shoes. Al Knapp one off prototype ball bearing experimental 4 speed two bolt gearbox with racing clutch and supports. Narrow primaries, factory handmade WLDR fenders, factory five gallon daytona style tanks with trim and emblems. Factory 5 quart aluminum oil tank, "large cap model". Lowered racing bars,
WR kit, includes lighter flywheels and rods
Big fin cylinders with tipped valves
Heavy duty valve springs and guides
Chisel point cams with roller tappets and bushings for camshafts
Large four bolt manifold with a M53 Linkert carburetor with bombsight venturi
Special air cleaner made out of stainless steel to capture the air from the rear cylinder
Wico racing ignition
Factory handmade chest pad and pillion pad
Handmade WR road racing exhaust
This bike has just undergone a complete, professional restoration, is a great runner and ready to go!
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.
Pre war Harley Knuckleheads are one of the most sought after classic motorcycles today. The older they look, the more desirable they are. This motorcycle is a very nice runner and starts without issue. Most importantly, the motor cases are in excellent condition with matching belly numbers and no cracks or welds known or seen. All sheet metal and tanks look to be all factory and the frame is very nice as well. Known reproduction parts are the speedometer, tail light, horn and most likely, the head light as well. Ride it as is, restore it if desired, either way, this motorcycle is a very solid investment!
45ci V-Twin "Liberator" Recently and professionally restored by David Sarafan. This very nice example is one of many Harley Davidson's contribution to WWII as well as Korea, Viet Nam and many other conflicts around the world from the early 1940's and in to the mid 1960's. Thousands of these motorcycles were produced for the war efforts and in today's world, locating fine example is getting very difficult to find. This motorcycle has many original items including frame, forks, motor, speedometer, sheet metal and the hard to find engine fording kit is present and accounted for. The aftermarket items are limited to leather and rubber products, headlight, voltage regulator, skid plate, ammo box, wiring and ID tag. Excellent runner and ready for any parade or museum.
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.
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 complete sheet metal. 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.