Formerly the property of the Denver, Colorado Police Department ,1966 Harley-Davidson  1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide  Chassis no. 66FLH14582

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Lot 11
1966 Harley-Davidson 1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide

Sold for € 20,700 (US$ 23,372) inc. premium
Formerly the property of the Denver, Colorado Police Department
1966 Harley-Davidson 1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide
Chassis no. 66FLH14582
•Iconic American cruiser
•Dating from the first year of Shovelhead production
•Ex-Denver Police
•Never restored
•Registered in Belgium

Footnotes

  • Two important events in the lengthy development of Harley-Davidson's perennial v-twin occurred in the mid-1960s when the 74 cubic-inch (1,200cc) FH and FLH Duo Glide adopted electric starting (1965) and the revised 'Shovelhead' engine the following year. Now known as the 'Electra Glide' - without question one of the most evocative names in motorcycling history – Harley's updated cruiser featured a new frame to house the large 12-volt battery and a reshaped primary drive cover to accommodate the electric starter mechanism. H-D was unable to afford the costs of developing an entirely new engine, so made do instead with a revised top end (the 'Shovelhead') featuring a larger aluminium version of the Sportster cylinder head, an improvement that liberated a further 5bhp. The new heads also greatly reduced oil leaks, while the Shovelhead also benefited from a new type of Linkert carburettor.

    The Shovelhead 'Glide continued in production for a further 18 years, gaining alternator electrics, electronic ignition, and disc braking as the years progressed, before bowing out in 1983 with the arrival of the Evolution-engined 'Glide. The world's oldest surviving motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson is acutely aware of its heritage, and the Electra Glide has remained a cornerstone of the range to this day.

    Police forces throughout the USA have used Harleys since the marque's earliest days, the police-specification Electra Glide being designated 'FLHP'. Dating from the first year of Shovelhead production, this example was previously in service with Denver Police before being imported into Belgium in the mid-1980s. Presented in Good overall condition, this motorcycle has never been restored and is currently registered in Belgium.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the lid of the right-handside plastic luggage compartment is missing. Let op: het deksel van het kunststof bagage compartiment aan de rechterachterzijde ontbreekt. Merci de prendre note que le couvercle de la valise plastique droite est manquant.
Formerly the property of the Denver, Colorado Police Department ,1966 Harley-Davidson  1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide  Chassis no. 66FLH14582
Formerly the property of the Denver, Colorado Police Department ,1966 Harley-Davidson  1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide  Chassis no. 66FLH14582
Formerly the property of the Denver, Colorado Police Department ,1966 Harley-Davidson  1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide  Chassis no. 66FLH14582
Formerly the property of the Denver, Colorado Police Department ,1966 Harley-Davidson  1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide  Chassis no. 66FLH14582
Formerly the property of the Denver, Colorado Police Department ,1966 Harley-Davidson  1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide  Chassis no. 66FLH14582
Formerly the property of the Denver, Colorado Police Department ,1966 Harley-Davidson  1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide  Chassis no. 66FLH14582
Formerly the property of the Denver, Colorado Police Department ,1966 Harley-Davidson  1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide  Chassis no. 66FLH14582
Formerly the property of the Denver, Colorado Police Department ,1966 Harley-Davidson  1,200cc FLHP Electra Glide  Chassis no. 66FLH14582
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