Lot 279 - 1956 Harley-Davidson Panhead
|Odometer reading||1,687 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £13,500|
There is little doubt that the Harley Davidson brand is one of the recognizable in the world. Little did William Harley and Arthur Davidson know that they were to provide the backbone for motorcycle production in the U.S. from the early days in at the beginning of the last century, through two world wars and right up to the present day. The panhead was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine, so nicknamed because of the distinct shape of the rocker covers. The engine is a two-cylinder, two-valve-per-cylinder, pushrod V-twin. The engine replaced the Knucklehead engine in 1948 and was manufactured until 1965 when it was replaced by the shovelhead. As the design of Harley-Davidson engines has evolved through the years, the distinctive shape of the valve covers has allowed Harley enthusiasts to classify an engine simply by looking at the shape of the covers, and the panhead has covers said to resemble an upside-down pan.
This beautiful Harley Davidson in the distinctive colours of red and white is without doubt, a classic shape epitomising everything Harley Davidson stands for. Having been restored with an S&S casing this bike awaits a new owner who is looking for the classic look but the reliability of an everyday bike to transport you in comfort and style, either to a local meet or a long summer tour. The vendor is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and collector, supplied with a V5 registration document.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.