Courtesy of reader Zack B, we’re mixing it up a bit today with a Harley Panhead Custom. The Panhead is actually the name for a HD engine – named because the rocker covers resembled upside-down pans. Produced for 17 years, the Panhead was (of course) a V-Twin, with two vales per cylinder. The original Captain America bike utilized one of the famous engines, as well.
This bike was recently built for the Born Free show where it won Best Panhead. It will be featured in Easyriders magazine, amongst others. Based on a 1948 wishbone frame, there are lots of trick features all over the place. The important stuff? Custom cosmetics surround a rebuilt 4-speed OEM transmission, vintage Hunt magneto, and a modified British Wassell tank.
But the most interesting feature of this specific Harley Panhead Custom is the dual carb modified heads by the founder of S&S cycles back in the 50’s. Claimed to be worth $5,000 just by themselves, the heads run a MR4 Linkert race carb, something you will struggle to find anywhere else. There are some minor oil leaks, but the bike runs well and would might just make the ultimate bar hopper.
Find this Harley Panhead Custom for sale here on Craigslist for $23,000 with the rare head setup in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This bike brought to you by Zack B.