Only 75 miles from new,2000 Panzer 1,500cc Captain  Frame no. 1P9PC79U3YC332129
Lot 474
Only 75 miles from new,2000 Panzer 1,500cc Captain
Registration no. V772 MRO Frame no. 1P9PC79U3YC332129
Sold for £ 18,400 (US$ 23,831) inc. premium

Lot Details
Only 75 miles from new
2000 Panzer 1,500cc Captain
Registration no. V772 MRO
Frame no. 1P9PC79U3YC332129
Known as 'Captain America', the Harley-Davidson chopper ridden by Peter Fonda in the iconic movie 'Easy Rider' is one of the most readily identifiable motorcycles ever made. Since the movie's release in 1968 there have been countless replicas made, usually by individual customisers or enthusiasts, but a few years ago an American motorcycle manufacturer decided to put its own version into limited production. In creating their 'Captain America' replica, Panzer Motorcycle Works was able to call on the resources of a sizeable industry of engine and component manufacturers devoted to producing their own Harley-style motors. Panzer's 90ci (1,500cc) Neo-Pan unit is sourced from specialist engine builders, Accurate Engineering of Dohan, Alabama and incorporates crankcases, crankshaft, rods, cylinders and pistons from S&S, and STD cylinder heads. The frame and most of the cycle parts come from Paughco, so it made sense for the Captain to be assembled by them rather than at Panzer's factory in Canyon City, Colorado. Almost inevitably, there have been some departures from the original movie bike's specification, Panzer's version incorporating a RevTech five-speed gearbox, belt final drive, disc brakes and an electric starter in the interests of improved performance and practicality, as well as other changes to conform with Federal traffic laws.

One of reputedly only 50 made, this Panzer Captain was purchased new by the current owner in June 2001. The list price was $24,995, or approximately £16,000 at today's exchange rate. Kept in dry storage, the machine displays a total of only 75 miles on the odometer and is presented in effectively 'as new' condition. Most definitely not a machine for the shy or retiring, this beautiful 'Captain America' replica comes with Panzer's Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Authenticity and sales invoice, import duty/VAT invoice, SORN and Swansea V5 registration document.
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