RECORD PRICE FOR OLD HARLEY
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.