Take a 'Gander' At This Harley!

| March/April 1994

  • Harley Davidson Motor

  • Harley Davidson Motor

1043 N. County Road 760 W. Greensburg, Indiana 47240

I purchased this engine approximately two years ago. I owned a 1932 Harley Davidson motorcycle when I was 17 years old. I saw this 1932 Harley Davidson power unit and asked if it was for sale. It was. When the seller told me the price I thought, 'No way!' I went home and talked to my son, who owns a 1983 Harley Davidson motorcycle, and he said, 'Why not?' So, I purchased it.

I have shown this engine the past two years at the Pioneer Engineer's Club of Indiana, in Rushville, Indiana. I have shown it the past two years at the Power of the Past Show in Greensburg, Indiana. It is all original and runs like new. The man I purchased it from told me there was one in Florida. A man at the Rushville, Indiana, show told me he visited the Harley Davidson Museum in York, Pennsylvania, and all they have there is a picture of one like it.

I have the original bill of lading, #6961, stamped April 5, 1932. I also have the original specifications and dimensions for this single cylinder engine: 1800 r.p.m., 3 HP; 2200 r.p.m., 3 HP.

I have a letter from the Harley Davidson Motor Company to the customer dated April 14, 1932 with the signature of William H. Davidson.