47WL1409 This 1947 Harley-Davidson WL utilized the legendary 45ci flathead twin engine. Harley Davidson is probably the most well-known name in motorcycles. Exhaust: 1950 H-D Photo gallery of the memorable moments from the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 1947 Harley-Davidson Prices, Values and Specs Select any 1947 Harley-Davidson model . Police departments were never slow in adopting emerging technologies. "Yeah, I catch a lot of flack for that brake," relates Chris, "and I still remember going Superman over a VW in 1967 because my old '55 Panhead had no front brake. All of the work was completed with original, new old stock (NOS) Harley-Davidson parts. This 1947 Harley-Davidson WL we found on Hemmings met that fate after an engine failure in 1955. For Chris Lastinger, his decision came after discovering a new old stock, original created, cosmoline coated Harley-Davidson 45 Flathead spare military engine. 1947 Harley-Davidson WL 45ci . All rights reserved. The 45 cubic inch Flathead V-twin was rebuilt, and now it’s up for sale at a dealership in Florida. Engine & Transmission Overhaul Manual, book Harley-Davidson 45 C.I. That said, seeing it all cleaned up has us impressed at the bike’s apparent durability. 1947 Harley-Davidson WL Police Bike This comprehensively restored 1947 Harley-Davidson WL Police model from Vannoy’s collection is part of the … The hardtail frame, springer front end, and overall design has influenced Harley-Davidsons for years. Part of us wishes that we’d been the ones to find this ourselves. It was only one of two American motorcycle brands to make it past the Great Depression. The purists tend to look down their noses at it; the other side gives it a big thumbs-up. Part of us wishes that we’d been the ones to find this ourselves. Even the modern Softail owes its distinctive long and low silhouette to the WL. "First, in order to build a bike, I needed a clean title basket case, and second, I actually knew nothing at all about 45 Flatheads." Full Screen. According to the seller, this 1947 Harley has been in his family since 1974. Please reduce your search criteria. Engine 45 CI; Color Blue; Highlights. Genuine 1942 WLA Harley Davidson - £25,000 Restored and sold by Steve Barber of ‘The 74 Shop’ of New York, U.S.A. Most Harley enthusiasts, though, will recognize it as a 1947 Harley-Davidson Model WL 45 cubic inch flathead. After joining the AMCA, Chris paid a visit to Dale Walkster at the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. While it is very attractively finished in black with a turquoise and black tank, the restoration … Lamp Bulbs F r 1947 Models Candlepo wer 32-21 21-3 32 32 Headlamp (pre-focused) Speedometer light Generator signal light__- Oil pressure signal light_ Stop and tail lamp (motorcycle and side Mudguard lamp (motorcycle and sidecar Spotlamp Police pursuit lamp. Founded in 1903, Harley-Davidson is an American motorcycle manufacturer that specializes in heavyweight motorcycles designed for highway cruising. That’s why tank pads exist. Engine: H-D Has original speedometer, horn, light, M88 carburettor etc. 1947 Harley-Davidson WL No Reserve. Metal surfaces were painted with PPG Midnight Pearl base and clear coat. This 1947 Harley-Davidson Wl is currently for sale at the Mecum Las Vegas - Motorcycles (2021) classic car auction on May 1, 2021. Tire/Size: Avon Venom 130-90 Tire/Size: Avon Venom 130-90 "I had no idea what the motor was other than pretty," admits Chris, but he brought it home anyway. **Figure based on a stock 1947 Harley-Davidson WL valued at $15,200 with OH rates with $100/300K liability/UM/UIM limits. It was based on an existing civilian model, the WL, and is of the 45 solo type, so called due to its 45-cubic-inch (740 cm 3) engine displacement and single-rider design. The 45 cubic inch Flathead V-twin was rebuilt, and now it’s up for sale at a dealership in Florida. Save search . The motor was assembled with 47 cases and everything else was donated by a 42 military bike except for the transmission, which is a 41 unit. Chris wanted the Linkert M-88 carb body to retain its brass finish but not be too polished and smooth. Create a search request and we'll notify you by e-mail when matching vehicles appear on Classic Trader. By submitting above, you agree to our privacy policy. 1940-1949 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles For Sale: 15 Motorcycles - Find 1940-1949 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles on Cycle Trader. It was only one of two American motorcycle brands to make it past the Great Depression. 1947 Harley-Davidson 45ci WL Engine no. Heads: 1945 H-D We’re fascinated by the idea that somewhere out there is an all-original bike, dusty but complete, just waiting for us to find it. The motor was assembled with 47 cases and everything else was donated by a 42 military bike except for the transmission, which is a 41 unit. Paint Codes - Here is a link to OEM paint codes, they are obsolete, no longer current or maintained by the manufacturer. Suspension: Pogo Seat Rotors: After Market A minor point but he did know about bikes and how to start researching his newfound project. Dale rolled out the red carpet and gave Chris a great start by giving him access to images and information that gave him a good idea of what the bike actually looked like. Something as silly as a pant button or zipper can do some serious scratch work to your motorcycle’s tank. Show vehicle. Will separate or sell everything together or will consider Trade for different Harley/Indian/Custom project, SWB Chevy C10 or Classic Car project of similar value. This 1947 Harley-Davidson WL Deluxe was acquired for the selling dealer’s personal collection in 2019, reportedly after sitting in a Vermont barn since its 45ci flathead V-twin broke down in 1955. Rear Take a closer look at this motorcycle with Glenn Bator. Email and I'll contact you back. Beautiful! I soon found out that I had two problems," relates Chris. But that bike sure looked cool!". List View. Harley Davidson is probably the most well-known name in motorcycles. Actual costs vary depending on the coverage selected, vehicle condition, state … A bottle of Texas Pete Hot Sauce applied with a toothbrush achieved the look he wanted. It reminded me that helmets are actually good. Air Cleaner: Round, Daytona Flea Market According to Chris this process takes forever but doesn't mess up the look of the metal surfaces. The owner did not like the 1947 style dash and tanks, so … Values Special Notes. Caliper: H-D Drum Brake Owner: Chris Lastinger Harley Davidson ca 1947 , 45 cubic-Inch, 750cc. Save this vehicle to get notifications - updates, prices and comments. This bike is for sale at http://www.batorinternational.com and can be yours! 1947 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles For Sale: 3 Motorcycles - Find 1947 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles on Cycle Trader. To this day I can still remember that lady's eyes when she made that left turn and heard my rear tire screaming totally locked up. Racing versions dominated throughout the 1950s, while the three-wheeled Servi-Car variant soldiered on until 1973. It's a common story how some projects start with a purely emotional decision and wind up coming home with you without too much thought about how you are really going to get it together. 1947 Harley-Davidson WL45. Primary Drive: Chain 33-tooth motor sprocket Harley-Davidson WL (1947) WLA. More recently, it’s had the carburetor overhauled as well. $6,870. The shiny black surfaces are courtesy of Rustoleum and the flatter black surfaces are a Dupli-Color ceramic high-heat finish. After sitting untouched for decades, it was unearthed and cleaned up. Copyright © 2021 Hot Bike. The tail lamp came off a 46 and no-one knows where the fenders came from but the front one was shortened and trimmed 13 inches. *RELISTED DUE TO NON-PAYING BIDDER* 1947 Harley-Davidson WL45. The Harley-Davidson WLA is a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was produced to US Army specifications in the years during and around World War II. Surprised? 1947 Harley-Davidson WL Harley-Davidson police motorcycle Mecum auction click to load Disqus comments for this story This enables Disqus, Inc. to process some of your data. Unfortunately, your search found no results. A genuine Harley with beautiful patina that starts and runs lik It probably looks about the same as it did back in the mid-1950s when it was parked. View more about this vehicle's history and comps below. Stumbling upon a long-abandoned motorcycle in a barn is the dream of many a classic motorcycle collector. Rotor The Skyway Blue paint, sprung leather saddle, and pitted chrome all show quite a bit of patina. Harley Davidson. We found a treasure trove of vibrant custom motorcycles from the. WL OEM Frame - Powder Coated Black with tabs etc. Model designation. Calipers: After Market Chris admits that he gets mixed responses from old bike enthusiasts. Triple Trees: Stock, Front The company has been around since 1903 when it was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Paint/Graphics: None. By 1947, the 45 was available in the handsome and highly developed WL model, as displayed by the example offered here from the Cars of Dreams Museum. 1947 Harley-Davidson listings within 0 miles of your ZIP code. $8,815. The oil filter was originally highly polished aluminum but after a trip to the aforementioned blast cabinet and some black accent paint, it became a real stand-out on the bike. Year/Type: 1941 three-speed Chris likes the look of the aluminum parts and admits that they have never been polished or gone over with a wire brush, instead he achieved the look by blasting it with walnut shells at very low pressure in a bead blaster. Big and brawny, loud and proud, Harley-Davidson is America on two wheels. Scratches or lint left over after a wipe-down are aggravating when it comes to the chore of cleaning your vehicle. Touring Bike; 747 ccm; 17/23 kw/hp; Watchlisted. In military WLA trim, it helped to win World War II, and surplus examples sold afterwards basically created American biker culture. Still, we’d be proud to ride this classic Harley as-is. * Motorcycles for Sale. hotbikeweb.com is part of the Cruiser Group, a division of Bonnier Corporation. Chris got his first bike in 1962, a 125 Honda Dream. Engine failure aside, this bike looks like it held up pretty well. Luckily there are microfiber cloths. Subscribe. Harley-Davidson’s first flathead V-twin appeared in 1929 as the Model D. Its 45-cubic-inch engine was smaller than the company’s existing 61- and 74-cubic-inch F-head V-twins, which then became known as "Big Twins." "It's still an eyesore," relates Chris, "but it's one of those things a ridden bike needs and Harley forgot.". All; Auction; Buy It Now; Sort: Best Match. 1947 Harley Davidson with sidecar $15,000.00 or best offer 12 volt electrical, auto spark advance, electric start, reverse transmission, needs minor work, title 1947 Harley Davidson with sidecar. Make sure you’re protected! The WLC motors were not all made in succession and from approximately 43WLC6000, 1944 dated crankcases were used. Vehicle history. It’s been gradually restored over the years, with an engine rebuild 20 years ago and new wheels 10 years ago. Colors: Black Pearl Create a search request . It’s a great bike with an amazing story to tell, and it wears its pitted chrome and rust-spotted paint with pride. Save BID AT Mecum. Aug 16, 2014 - For Chris Lastinger, his decision came after discovering a new old stock, original created, cosmoline coated Harley-Davidson 45 Flathead spare military engine. Imported in 2018 and U.K. road registered and complete with V5c. The engine features aluminum cylinder heads and is said to have been overhauled in 2019. All parts listed below. Time: ending soonest; Time: newly listed; Price + Shipping: lowest first; Price + Shipping: highest first; Distance: nearest first; View: Gallery View. Return to Lot List. Excellent. Starting off this 45s parts list are fuel and oil tanks from a 1946 Harley. Starting off this 45s parts list are fuel and oil tanks from a 1946 Harley. Prior to Chris, two other locals owned it. Sure glad I'd taken the windscreen off that bike because I sailed right over the bars and the VW, all in slo-mo and nothing hurt till I hit the other side. Harley Davidson. And then there is that great looking, but out of character, front disc brake that in a way looks as if it does belongs on the bike in the first place. As much as we’d love to enjoy this bike in its original state, it’s probably better off as a display piece than as a regular rider. 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