Lot 101 - 1999 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic FLSTC
|Odometer reading||151 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
Bill Davis, an avid Harley rider and engineer from St. Louis, Missouri. designed the softail in the mid-1970s. His first design, which he worked on in 1974 and 1975, used a prototype based on his 1972 Super Glide. Davis patented his design and contacted Willie G. Davidson, arranging a meeting in August 1976. Davidson was impressed, but made no commitments. Davidson replied six months later, stating that the company would not be able to use the design at the time but was still interested in it.
Davis continued to develop the design and Harley-Davidson executive Jeffrey Bleustein contacted Davis and began negotiations to buy Davis's design. Davis sold his patents, prototype, and tooling to Harley-Davidson in January 1982.After further testing and development, Davis's design was introduced in June 1983 as the 1984 Harley-Davidson FXST Softail.
This 1999 model Harley-Davidson softail 1340 cc ‘Evo’ engined bike was customised by a well known Italian styling house as a unique ‘one off’ design. The fuel tank and body work were specially crafted and custom painted using gold leaf. The bike featured in many articles and magazines and became known as the ‘Shogun Special’ due to the Japanese characters and ‘rising sun’ motif. Having been used mainly for display at shows the bike has not seen much road use and remains in fine overall condition and has covered a mere 151 miles since customisation with the vendor believing the bike has covered no more than 2,500 miles in total. In great running order it is supplied with an MoT test certificate valid until September 2018 and the UK logbook with the registration number T40 USA.
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