Late 1949 Harley Davidson FL Hydra Glide Panhead Very Original Low Mileage — luxury vehicle For Sale

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US $29.999.00
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Paynesville, Minnesota, United States
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Description for luxury vehicle Late 1949 Harley Davidson FL Hydra Glide Panhead Very Original Low Mileage


Late 1949 Harley Davidson FL (74 cu in)
Second Year Panhead

First Year Hydra Glide
It's a late '49 model, as the early '49 was not named anything other than FL.  During the '49 season the company decided to name the bike 'HydraGlide' and stamped the name into the front tins, behind the headlight.

Several experts have verified this bike to be "Very Original".

Has been ridden every year.

Well maintained.

Starts and runs well.

Very old re-paint in excellent condition.
Original gas tanks.
Original luggage rack.
Original mufflers, according to '49 advertising photos.
Original oil tank/battery box has been chromed.
Original tool box has been chromed.
New leather seat about 25 years ago, like new.
Original 'sergeant stripes' on rear fender.
Original 'tombstone' taillight, which was introduced by Harley on this model. The original glass lens is cracked across the middle as they are commonly are.

Original front fender trim.
Original front fender ornament (glass lens).

Original police spot lights.
Original stainless steel rocker lids.
Original stainless air cleaner cover.
Original stainless steel distributor cover.
Original stainless steel clutch cover and primary inspection cover.
Original stainless steel rocker foot clutch.
Handlebars appear to be original.
No modifications to the frame that we can see.
Linkert carb model M-45. It's brass body is marked 1 1/2 Mod M, 2-398 on forward-facing side.
Front head is marked 19482  D9
Rear head is marked 1948   A34
Crankcase halves are matching numbers 249-11222, both marked 7.
The gearbox is stamped "A9", which means Jan 1949.
(Please ask for photos)
Tool box and oil tank are original and were chromed many years ago.
Heat shield is verified original.
Most bolts are original.
Headlight is Westinghouse #2.
Looking from the front, you'll see 8211 marked on left side and USA 42 marked on right side.
New tires.

New 6v battery.

Totally serviced this fall.

Original rear fender.

See close-up of rear fender showing uneven hinge sizes, which proves originality.

Horn is missing.
Speedometer shows original mileage, overhauled by Palo Alto Speedometer in 2011.

Rear brake switch is period-correct, but not original.

Oil pressure sending unit is not original.

Rocker cover rings were introduced in '52 and are a necessary upgrade to prevent leaks.
Clear title in current owner's name. We'll put you in touch with the current owner after the sale.
Original Owner's Manual.
Original Spare Parts Catalog.
Make me a reasonable offer, and I'll talk to the owner.
See the bike being started on you tube  -- "Zap Leather and Cycle 1949 Panhead start up walk around"

free to ask for more photos.

my feedback, bid with confidence, and feel free to call with

Zap Leather and Cycle Paynesville, MN phone 320-243-3797 

and Store Hours M-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm Central Time

We sell worldwide, but we only ship to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Great Britain, and the lower 48 states of the USA.

We make all arrangements, which includes shipping to the US port of export. Inquire prices.

IMPORTANT: We don't arrange shipping to any other countries.

IMPORTANT: We don't arrange shipping to Canada or Alaska.

We will arrange shipping to most USA cities.

If you are shipping to a country other than those listed above, you will have to research shippers and arrange all shipping. Please don't buy this motorcycle without first finding out how much it is going to cost to ship it to your country.

Being an established wholesale motorcycle apparel outlet, a retail motorcycle apparel store, a full-service motorcycle shop, a vintage motorcycle restorer, and a builder of custom motorcycles, we have the opportunity to allow payments from
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and PayPal.  Call
for details: 320-243-3797

bike has no warranty, expressed or implied. Buyer is responsible for
arrangement of shipping, however I will assist in any reasonable way
possible. A non-refundable PayPal deposit of $1,000 is due within 48
hours of auction close. Remaining balance is due within 7 days of
auction close, by cash, check, money order, or limited amounts on
multiple credit cards or PayPal (see below for details). The
motorcycle will be released after all funds have cleared. I reserve
the right to end the auction early, as the bike is for sale locally.
Good luck bidding.




hereby emphasize our simple payment policy.

non-refundable PayPal deposit of $1,000 is due within 48 hours of
auction close, after
which a late fee of 1% of purchase price shall be assessed.

balance is due within 7 days of auction close, after which a
late fee of 2% of purchase price shall be assessed, and a
non-payment claim shall be filed against Buyer.

payment may be made by personal
check, bank check, money order, or bank wire transfer.

payment may be made by credit cards, or PayPal, with a 3% user fee added.

about other forms of payments accepted, such as overseas bank

motorcycle shall be released after all funds have cleared.

you all for your interest.

luck bidding.

at Zap Leather and Cycle


are set up to ship to Australia, NZ, UK, Hawaii.

do all the scheduling as far as shipping from our shop to your port.

Once the bike is in your port, you will be responsible for it.

Shipping Price:

to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane (Australia).

to Adelaide, Australia.

to Fremantle, Australia.

to New Zealand.

to Hawaii.

to United Kingdom.

is required at a cost of 2.5 % of claimed value.

You may have to pay destination charges, but those charges will be
assigned by your government

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