With a healthy 90,170 miles on the odometer, this FLH impresses as it’s mechanically original with all matching numbers as well as the 6V electrical system and Linkert carb.
Harley made some headlines with the 1959 model year of the FLH by giving away one to Jerry Lee Lewis and another to Elvis Presley. It was the second year of the “Duo-Glide”, a name that came about because of the recently-added rear swingarm to complement the suspension up front. The FLH offered a slight power bump due to high-comp pistons, but these were obviously best known at the time for their style and comfort, not the horsepower.
This example (VIN: 59FLH1234) has been repainted in Vintage Turquoise/Birch White, and the seller says that the bike “runs and rides beautifully.”
Find this FLH for sale in Vinton, Virginia with an unmet opening bid of $15,000 here on eBay.