Clubman Classics is a personal blog inspired by the fearless, amateur road racers who competed in the 1947 - 1956 Isle Of Man Clubman's TT races and their production based machines.

Friday 6 May 2011

1926 Harley Davidson 1200c OHV Model J

Sold by Bonhams Auctioneers at the Hendon RAF Museum in 2010 was this angry looking 1926 Harley Davidson 1200c (74ci) OHV Model J racer.

I recently stumbled across  several images I took of the machine and just had to post them again.

Every part of the motorcycle had been tweaked in the search for more speed, the finish displaying an aged patina that only added to the appeal. Wearing number boards from a relatively recent event, I can only presume the bike runs very well.

Converted to OHV at some point during it's 85 year life, the Harley had straight through pipes, cheese-holed everything and a bum seat that resembled a kind of hernial ballooning! Fitting for a 85 year old machine capable of well over 100 mph.

Ideal as a vintage sprint and display bike, it sold, including taxes for £29,900.

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