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Bonhams Motorcycle Department

1951 Harley-davidson Panhead

Date Published:
02 Aug 2019

For sale is an extraordinary example of an original, unmolested early Panhead with a known history and a wealth of seldom seen historical documents, spare parts, supplies and accessories. This bike was purchased new in 1951 by Mr. F.E. Steuk of Omaha, Nebraska and it remained in his possession throughout his lifetime (along with a 1951 Indian Chief and a 1951 BSA Gold Star all purchased near the same time). Mr. Steuk’s nephew inherited the bikes and offered this one for sale about a year ago. The bike itself is an extraordinary piece covered in period correct accessories. Of particular note is the unmolested Rio Blue paint on the original sheetmetal (a color offered in 1951-1952). Another unusual part is the front stand, which pivots off the sidecar loops and attaches to the engine guard (no one in our circle of restorers/collectors has seen another in person). Other OEM features include: Matching Cases Engine (VIN 51FL3983) Frame 4-Speed Transmission Hydraglide Front End Dash Assembly Speedometer Saddlebags Handlebars Windshield Solo Seat Oil Tank Wheels Lights Horn Brake and Clutch Assemblies Complete Original Tool Kit..