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.
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.
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