1968 Harley Davidson Servi-Car

In 3 Wheels, America by Tom WackerLeave a Comment

Harley Davidson put out their first 3 wheeled vehicle in 1913 that had a two wheeled front end with a cargo box between the wheels. By 1915 they were building the ‘package truck’ which was a sidecar attachment with a cargo box. In 1932 Harley introduced the Servi-Car with two rear wheels and a solid axle with a cargo box mounted between. In 1936 they installed the flathead V-twin ‘W’ motor that would remain the Servi-Car powerplant until it was discontinued in 1973. Incredibly popular with police and small delivery firms (including the post office) it stands as one of HD’s most successful models.

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The 1968 Harley Davidson Servi-Car used a 45.1 CID (740 CC) air cooled flat head side valve V-twin four stroke motor that pushed 24 HP through a three speed hand shifted transmission to a solid axle for a top speed of 68 MPH. The rear track was 42 inches wide and the axle was mounted directly to the body (rigid) with Hydra-Glide front forks, brakes on all three wheels and electric start.

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This particular 1968 Servi-Car is in Mohave Valley, Arizona and is listed as a good running 13,501 mile unmolested survivor. The bike is still sitting on it’s starting bid of $9,000