Rare barn find Harley-Davidson racer auctioned

1927 Harley-Davidson 8-Valve Racer with sidecar

A barn find Harley-Davidson racing outfit that was literally locked away in dry storage for the past 50 years is being auctioned in Melbourne next month with no reserve.

The rare 1927 Harley-Davidson 8-Valve Racer with sidecar is among many other rare vehicles to be offered at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction on September 21.

It was reportedly delivered new through Milledge Brothers of Melbourne.

Now the late owner’s family is selling the bike after it was locked away in dry storage for 50 years.

The 8-Valve Racer is one of the rarest and most collectible models in international Harley circles.

These powerful bikes were only offered to up and coming racers of the times and were not available to the general public.

Because of its rarity and collectible value, Shannons expect the bike to be pursued by collectors around the world. They expect it to sell well into the six-figures.

1927 Harley-Davidson 8-Valve Racer with sidecar - barn find

 

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