Following-up on yesterday’s Indian 3-wheeler, here’s the more common competitor: the Harley-Davidson Servicar. Produced for nearly 40 years, the Servicar was a three-wheeler HD produced in an attempt to further expand their target customer base during the Great Depression. One of their selected targets was automotive mechanics, so this bike was designed to allow mechanics put their tools in the rear storage box to make house calls. It also had a tow hitch, so if a customer’s car was finished, the mechanic could take both vehicles to the client’s home, then ride the trike back.
Released in 1932, the Servicar evolved nearly year over year. The three-wheeled nature and the giant storage box in back lent the Harley Davidson Servi-car to a wide variety of uses. This example was with the same owner since 1996, and he spent almost sixteen years restoring it to “almost better than new condition.” In seven years of display and short rides, it has accumulated just 347 miles. The seller has retired and is looking to free up some money.
Restoration work on this example (VIN: 51G2135) included black chroming of all the hardware, powdercoating of the frame, wheels, handlebars, and crash bars, a repaint with hand striping and lettering, rebuilt drivetrain, and more. The sale includes several spare parts and the original tow bar.
Find this Servicar for sale in Grants Pass, Oregon for $19,995 here at AutoMania.