1951 Harley-Davidson FL HYDRA GLIDE 74CI PANHEAD CUSTOM Engine no. 51FL2019

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 129
1951 Harley-Davidson FL HYDRA GLIDE 74CI PANHEAD CUSTOM
Engine no. 51FL2019

Sold for US$ 11,500 inc. premium
1951 Harley-Davidson FL HYDRA GLIDE 74CI PANHEAD CUSTOM
Engine no. 51FL2019
The FL was introduced to the Harley-Davidson model line in 1941. It used a 74ci version of the "Knucklehead" OHV engine; the EL a 61ci version. The FL and EL shared the same frame, and with the U and UL, which used a 74ci flathead engine. The FL replaced the UH and ULH using the same frame but with an 80ci flathead engine. And then the FL continued relatively unchanged until 1948, when it (with the EL) was given redesigned "Panhead" engines of the same capacities, 74ci and 61ci, respectively, as before. These engines now including self-adjusting hydraulic lifters and aluminum cylinder heads to reduce weight and improve cooling. The U and UL flathead twins were discontinued in 1948, leaving the OHV EL and FL models as Harley-Davidson's large-frame, large capacity, highly stylized motorcycles.

This bright blue FL, complete with the new "Hydra Glide" telescopic fork front end, is nothing short of immaculate; it's a beautifully "retro custom" motorcycle, restored to the very highest standard. Not over restored, just very well done, complete with electric starter, a foot clutch, tank shifter – the motor and transmission was completed by famed engine builder Glen Lenz of The Iron Works in Rockford, Illinois - and high quality new paint that is darn close to its original look. The leather seat and saddlebags were custom tooled in New Mexico to the seller's specification. The mileage recorded on the odometer is less than 500 since it was built, and there's a long history file that comes with it. Here is a unique opportunity to acquire a near new Panhead...
Contacts
1951 Harley-Davidson FL HYDRA GLIDE 74CI PANHEAD CUSTOM Engine no. 51FL2019
1951 Harley-Davidson FL HYDRA GLIDE 74CI PANHEAD CUSTOM Engine no. 51FL2019
1951 Harley-Davidson FL HYDRA GLIDE 74CI PANHEAD CUSTOM Engine no. 51FL2019
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $12,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $12,500 up to and including $600,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $600,000 up to and including $6,000,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $6,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card for returning clients only. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Special Car Dealer Notices

For all registrable motorcycles, Bonhams will be working in conjunction with Nevada dealer Munari Auctions Inc., number DLR000042175

App