RECORD PRICE FOR OLD HAR­LEY

The Witness - Wheels - - FRONT PAGE -

This 1927 FHA 8-Valve V-Twin Har­ley David­son racer was one of fewer than 50 built. Af­ter more than 50 years in stor­age, it was found in an Aus­tralian barn. Shan­nons last week auc­tioned the bike to in­ter­na­tional bid­ders on its Mel­bourne Spring Auc­tion and sold it to an anony­mous Aus­tralian for 600 000 Oz dol­lars — just shy of R5,9 mil­lion. Christophe Bori­bon, na­tional auc­tions man­ager of Shan­nons Auc­tions, told the Bris­bane Times the new owner will leave the bike un­re­stored, as the vet­eran racer is worth more in its orig­i­nal con­di­tion.

PHOTO: SHAN­NONS AUC­TIONS

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