Kelly Vaughn’s ’66 H-D Custom
Back in the early 1980s a service manager at Monty’s HarleyDavidson in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, by the name of Bobby Vaughn built this here 1966 H- D for his then-17-yearold daughter Kelly. Bobby kept the swingarm on the bike for comfort’s sake but grafted on a GMA front section, which added 6 degrees of rake and a little bit of stretch to the frame legs. Dave and Dino of Cycle Fabrication in Brockton, Massachusetts, aided in the fabrication and the frame molding as well.
Once the bike was a roller, the slightly bobbed and modified Super Glide rear fender and 3.5- gallon tank were sent off to none other than the living legend Dave Perewitz. Dave applied numerous coats of black lacquer before getting down with some gold leaf work, which was then pinstriped by Roy Mason.
The boys at Cycle Fab also upped the bike’s custom quotient with some serious amount of engraving for the day. The engine received some porting, polishing, and a bit of balancing, and the barrels were hexed as well. The bike rolled on a set of 16- and 19-inch polished, anodized, and engraved Borrani and Akront high- shoulder wheels wrapped in some now- obsolete rubber. All in all, this is one killer machine from our archives that we are very proud to reshare with you.