1924 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D11907A

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Lot 110
1924 Henderson De Luxe
Engine no. D11907A

Sold for US$ 44,850 inc. premium
1924 Henderson De Luxe

Engine no. D11907A

Here's a dirty little secret in the antique motorcycle world. Unrestored motorcycles are fun! Not only can you ride them, unrestrained by concerns about dirt and scratches but allows you to share the experience with others by introducing them to your bike. And to the uninitiated who can't believe a seemingly neglected piece of machinery can run, you can astound them when it fires over with the first kick.

The Henderson De Luxe made its appearance in 1922 after only a short 10 years from the first Henderson motorcycle. The De Luxe had many improvements, some very subtle, to make the bike more durable in the harsh conditions that prevailed on the roads in the 1920's. Engine shafts were increased in diameter and keyways increased as were clutch parts beefed up. The frame was made more robust to better survive the combination of greater speeds, sidecar use and the punishments of the roads. The wheel hubs were improved with the use of automotive style roller bearings to replace ball bearing hubs, as introduced by the Ace Motor Corporation a year earlier. The De Luxe model also did away with the enclosed chain guard introduced in 1920, giving the motorcycles a much more modern appearance.

This well preserved 1924 Henderson being offered is a mostly complete motorcycle in running condition. Any pieces missing are very minor and do not detract from the operation and enjoyment of the motorcycle. The engine was recently broken down, thoroughly cleaned and reassembled. The magneto was refurbished and restored. The rear brake is fully operational. Remnants of the original dark Henderson Blue and cream colored wheel rims are intact. This 1924 Henderson awaits a new owner to enjoy its original condition and enjoy once more on the road, or provide it with a full restoration deserving of the queen it is.

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1924 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D11907A
1924 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D11907A
1924 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D11907A
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