Keep It Above Ground – 1973 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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Post-Sale Update: After 16 bids on eBay, this 1973 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide sold for $9,300.

After HD gave the FL series electric starters in 1965, they renamed the model the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide. Harley added a second disc brake in ’73, but what’s more interesting is what got removed this year – both hand shifters and the kick starter were yanked from the Electra Glide this year.

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide - Gauges

It featured the Shovelhead engine, which initially displaced 1,208cc and produced 10 percent more horsepower than the classic Panhead. The 74 ci engine produced 60 horsepower and 70 ft-lb of torque through a 4-speed transmission. That’s all well and good, you say, but why the odd post title? Because just a few days ago, Billy Standley was buried “riding” his 1967 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide. If you’re interested, the link has a photo of what the whole setup looked like before it was put into the ground.

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide - Left Side

This specific Harley-Davidson Electra Glide has just 13K miles and is claimed to be in ‘incredible’ condition. It comes with saddlebags, crash bars, a mini-backrest, and a few other semi-rare parts. You’ll just have to decide if you want to get buried with it or not.

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide - Right Side

Find this Harley-Davidson Electra Glide for sale in Tomball, Texas with bidding up to $7,000 and a BIN price of $11,000