1945 Harley Davidson EL CIVILIAN

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Buy it Now Price: $89,900 Price Range: $79,750 to $84,500 Inquire About this Motorcycle


1945 Harley Davidson EL CIVILIAN

Engine #   45 EL 1628

Frame #    N/A

VIN#           45 EL162

This 1945 Harley Davidson EL is a concours restoration of an incredible limited production model made during World War II. This 1945 EL model Knucklehead is a recent restoration (2022) using all original Harley Davidson parts. Literature indicates only 398 EL Models were made, paint colors available were Civil Defense Grey and Silver; and the carb body painted black. Current owner restorer found this basket case at an auction in California in the 90’s and put it away for future project.  The restoration is of Concourse quality and was completed in 2022. This 1945 Harley Davidson EL is all correct, hard to find 1945 Harley EL Parts. Engine was restored by a knowledgeable Knucklehead engine builder. This motorcycle has correctly completed 313 break in miles and it has been serviced so the bike is ready for show and go! Review the pictures carefully, she is a Beaut!

This bike has a clean California Title and current registration. It has matching belly numbers and would be expected to obtain 95 points or more if judged by an AMCA judging event.

MILEAGE: 313 miles showing on a working speedometer prepared by Stan.

PAINT: This motorcycle was painted by a professional and is an excellent application of quality product. No scratches or blemishes noted. Color is correct for a 1945 Harley Davidson EL.

SHEET METAL: Sheet metal is correct for a 1945 Harley Davidson EL. It is well fit and free of dings or dents.

CHROME: No Chrome on this bike and the other plated materials are correctly finished.

MECHANICAL: The engine was rebuilt by an experienced old timer that knows his business!  Bike is barely broken in with 313 miles on the rebuild and will need the correct TLC break in ride to set it up correctly. Bike is an easy start if you know the drill. It is smooth and clean through the gears.

WHEELS & TIRES: Harley Davidson Kelsy Hayes rims painted black with Cadmium plated spokes and nipples.

Front tire is a new Coker Firestone 500 X 16.

Rear tire is a new Coker Firestone 500 X 16.

TITLE: California Title and current registration

Engine #          45 EL 1628

Frame #           N/A

Value Guide Valuations:

NADA:           https://www.jdpower.com/motorcycles/1945/harley-davidson/el-61ci/values

Excellent:     $46,040

Very Good:   $25,860

Good:              $15,675


Hagerty Value Guide: Hagerty Value Guide 1945 Harley Davidson EL

Concours:   $135,000

Excellent:    $77,800

Good:            $52,800


PRICE:  Offered on the range of $79,750 to $84,500 with a Buy Now of $89,900

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