1946 Harley-Davidson Other for sale
Price: $47 000 ≈ €43484 ≈ £37323
Item location: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, US
Up for sale is a pristine 1946 Harley Davidson FL with a Factory 1947 Sidecar with brackets/trim/wheel needed to attached it to the frame.
This FL is 95% original including frame, matching numbers engine, speedo, transmission, sheet metal/tins, lights, front springer, rear stand, primary... ect. The piece that is laying on the floor by the front wheel is the original engine guard that goes with it. This truly is an exceptional motorcycle. It was AMCA restoration 20 years ago (while keep some sole/life still in it), refinishing all OEM parts in nickel/chrome/paint. Comes with a clean/clear Wisconsin Title! Under 200 miles on the bike since the restoration.
Motorcycle was last ran in June 2020. Have not Been siting in my shop on display and we are looking to do an addition so something needs to go to help fund this project. This one hurts me to see leave as same with the other antique Harleys that I have recently sold.
Short blast to the past about the 1946 FL -
For the first year of increased Knucklehead production following World War II, Harley-Davidson offered an increased (30-degree) neck angle frame, optional fork shock absorbers, off-set forks and a few more chrome pieces. However, a restored 1946 Harley-Davidson, like this one, is sure to have a bit more chrome parts than those originally offered out of the Milwaukee Motor Company's doors in 1946.
With World War II still fresh in people's minds, materials and resources remained hard-to-find. Among those scarce items was chromium for plating motorcycle parts, so Harley-Davidson relied on paint to give its new motorcycles some shine. For instance, the Big Twin's valve tappet guides were painted silver to help give the same bright effect as chrome plating, and wheel rims were given a coat of black paint or a color matching the bike's tins as well. While wartime manufacturing might have limited what Harley-Davidson was able to do when it started shifting back into civilian production, the company was still finding ways to provide its customers with a little bit of flash along with the reliability it had come to be known for.
However, the truth is that none of that really mattered to customers who were eager to just have a brand-new motorcycle, and by year's end, 2,098 customers were treated to new EL Knuckleheads. The FL remained the biggest seller, though, with 3,986 on record as being built and sold that model year. Government sales of 15,000 surplus Model WLA motorcycles meant the war was over, and the public was eager to get out and ride. This 1946 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead was purchased by J.C. Burgin in 1996 for his museum, and then restored by Burgin and his team of experts at Vintage Motorcycles Northwest.
Ask any questions that you may have and I will be sure to answer them. This one will not disappoint you. Please contact me if you need shipping assistance #9204959370
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Has wishbone frame. VERY nice.