1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single Engine no. 6026

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1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single
Engine no. 6026

Sold for US$ 38,525 inc. premium
1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single
Engine no. 6026
• Restored finish in Harley's Renault Grey
• Built from an incomplete basket
• Comprehensive history file with invoices for the work done

Early Harley-Davidson history has always been shrouded in mystery since the beginning years, perhaps intentionally to put its own stamp on history during those days. The Harley and Davidson boys experimented initially with a small engine but soon learned it was underpowered and quickly settled on a 24.7 cubic inch engine of inlet-over-exhaust design. Working on a shoestring, they couldn't afford to miss their targets, so they wisely were conservative in their approach to design, gleaning the best ideas they saw in the new industry. By 1905, new Harley-Davidsons were moving out of their small shop and into the hands of local enthusiasts. They continued to grow as a company and the motorcycle evolved in sensible progressions, proving their ideas were good and the results reliable.

Harley Davidson only built single cylinder machines in 1910, and only 334 of these were magneto equipped. Total production of this year was only 3,168. Original costs in 1910 were $210 for the more common battery ignition units and $250 for the up-graded magneto ignition examples.

This is a restored example found by the seller as a basket case with a number of parts missing. Said parts were found or machined from similar parts from other models – for example the flywheels and connecting rod are from a 1914 model, and the bike assembled. There is large history file complete with invoices for the restoration work.

This machine is restored from a mostly all original motorcycle, using the original engine, original magneto (proper Bosch DA2), original 3/4" Schebler carburetor, and most of the original frame and fork. Some of the sheet metal has been meticulously replicated to the highest museum quality that this bike deserves. No expense was spared on this fine example of a prime American belt drive. This motorcycle is built to be used and driven, yet it has a pristine museum finish and presence.

This fresh example of perhaps the most favored and usable, early belt-drive Harleys has been owned by the vendor for the last 22 years. During his tenure, the vendor restored the bike to the condition it is today in his award winning shop.

These super-rare early Harleys have become very desirable and sought after. Belt drives have a special niche. This is truly a usable link to Harley history, and the importance of which will only escalate.

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1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single Engine no. 6026
1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single Engine no. 6026
1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single Engine no. 6026
1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single Engine no. 6026
1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single Engine no. 6026
1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single Engine no. 6026
1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single Engine no. 6026
1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single Engine no. 6026
1910 Harley-Davidson Model 6A 30.2ci single Engine no. 6026
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