1942 Harley-Davidson Model G Engine no. 52G2553
Lot 248
1942 Harley-Davidson Model G
Engine no. 52G2553
Sold for US$ 9,200 inc. premium
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1942 Harley-Davidson Model G
Engine no. 52G2553
"Prolific" best describes the workhorse series of 750cc flathead Harley-Davidsons. The 45-cubic-inch V-twin was introduced in 1929 as the Model D, and the simple, reliable engine would remain in production for the next four decades, used in WL street bikes, WR race bikes, WLA military bikes and three-wheeled Servi-Cars, the latter being produced until 1973! This Model G version uses lower-compression iron cylinder heads, but is gussied up with chrome-plating applied to the rims and hubs, springer fork assembly and front crash guards.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this motorcycle is titled under its engine number and its title is in transit. Additionally, please note that based on the engine number we believe that this motorcycle is a 1952 model, not a 1942 as stated in the catalog.
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