Lot 357: 1961 Harley-Davidson Panhead Custom
Here�s an unusual situation. Call it a once upon a Pan. Panheads were built by the factory from 1948-52 in 61 cubic inches and from1948-65 in 74 cubic inches. It was succeeded by the Shovelhead in 1966 and built through 1985 first in 74 cubes then 82 inches since late 1978. What we got here is listed as a �61 Panhead but it�s got a Shovelhead top end and cone lower. Call it a bike on the cusp between the last of the Pans and the first of the Shovels.
In any case, it�s set up as a sweet runner�and it�s a looker, too, thanks to its trick flamed custom paint, twisted spoke wheels and miles of gleaming chrome including its swingarm. It tracks smoothly via a Glide front end and stops just as well thanks to a disc rear brake on the rear 16 wheel with a 21 rolling up front. It carries classic Fatbobs and a set of low set dragpipes. As far as its nomenclature, its new owner can tag it with whatever feels right. This is one Old Time that still has some kick in the gas and ready to rock and roll.
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Bonhams, The Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||$7605|
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