1936 HARLEY-DAVIDSON EL KNUCKLEHEAD
- Date Published:
- 17 Apr 2020
- Maryland, USA
1936 marked the introduction of the new overhead valve EL 61 cubic inch knucklehead. The bike on offer is one of the highly collectible first-year EL examples. Equipped with a 40 hp, 61 cu. in. V-Twin engine and four-speed transmission. Harley-Davidson introduced its new EL model in 1936, and it was nicknamed the â€œknuckleheadâ€ for the bumps on the cylinder heads. The OHV engine development had been delayed since 1934 by the Depression, but after a few initial teething troubles were resolved, it would remain a steadfast performer in the H-D lineup. It was later bumped up to 74 cubic inches in 1941 and production lasted until 1947. It was expertly refinished in handsome Sherwood Green with Silver contrasts. Restored with no-expenses-spared and using NOS parts, even the tires, it has been judged at 99 points by the AMCA. This beautiful early Knucklehead would be a welcome addition to any discerning collector.