1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112

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Lot 184
In single-ownership for nearly 40 years
1926 Henderson Four Deluxe

US$ 65,000 - 85,000
£ 52,000 - 68,000
1926 Henderson De Luxe

Engine no. D20112

The first new generation of Henderson motorcycles following the acquisition of the company by Ignaz Schwinn, were dramatically different from the earlier models. A new "compact" sidevalve engine debuted in 1920's with a 79.4 ci displacement providing reliable durability and speed over the previous model.

In 1922 the Henderson De Luxe made its appearance with subtle improvements meant to improve the already bullet-proof engine. Its capabilities gained a favorable reputation among police departments and competitors, as well as the gentlemen motorcyclists who desired to own one of the finest motorcycles to turn a wheel on American roads.

This 1926 Henderson De Luxe was initially used as a delivery motorcycle for a trucking company in Portland, Oregon. It eventually became part of a private motorcycle collection and later purchased by Tom Deem in 1977. Under Deem's stewardship, the Henderson slowly underwent a full restoration. The engine was overhauled by noted Henderson expert, Ian Davidson, and there is only 20 miles on this restored motorcycle. Although the motorcycle was restored several years ago, its finish remains excellent. The wheels were updated to safer drop center rims, resplendent in cream, contrasting nicely with Henderson's Balboa Blue on the cycle parts.

Henderson motorcycles are uniquely American and one of the greatest motorcycles to ever grace our roads. Antique Motorcycle Club of America's co-founder, Ted Hodgdon stated "if you are fortunate enough to own a Henderson, any model, restore it, rebuild it and treasure it. For you have one of the world's finest motorcycles."

Footnotes

  • Please note that this bike is titled under its engine number.
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1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
1926 Henderson De Luxe Engine no. D20112
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