1957 Harley-Davidson Panhead Police

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Post-Sale Update: Wow. After 79 bids, this Harley-Davidson Panhead Police sold for $60,700.

We’ve featured a Custom Panhead before, but today we’re featuring a cop bike. This Harley-Davidson Panhead Police is an ex-Massachusetts State Police bike which features a special-ordered left hand throttle.

Harley-Davidson Panhead Police - Tank

Left hand throttles were ordered because that’s what the officers were used to: Indians that previously made up the police force featured the throttle on the left side.  As I’m originally from Massachusetts, this bike definitely hits a sweet spot. – this bike is just too cool. Those of you unfamiliar with Harley’s of this vintage should know that the Panheads gained hydraulically adjusted valves, a hydraulic telescoping fork, and a 74 cubic inch V-Twin. It’s unclear if this is a low or high compression model, but I think you can assume that the police ordered the high-compression spec, otherwise known as the FLH.

Harley-Davidson Panhead Police - Gauges

This specific Harley-Davidson Panhead Police features factory original paint – the tank looks hand-done. You’l get a comprehensive history starting with the Senior Trooper who rode it, and it’s last registration. After being returned to the dealership that sold this bike, it stayed in storage until it was privately sold in 1984. It still runs and rides, and it comes with the siren, first aid kit, and police side stand. The seller claims the only things this bike needs are a battery and some fuel.

Harley-Davidson Panhead Police - Left Side

Find this Harley-Davidson Panhead Police for sale with bidding up to $33,000 and the reserve not yet met in Plainfield, New Hampshire

Harley-Davidson Panhead Police - Right Side

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