1942 Harley Davidson WLA Project
Used 1942 Harley-Davidson W 21,880 miles
This bike has been in storage for over 45 years. Engine kicks over with plenty of compression but would need some fettling before it would be ready to start. It was used regularly until layed up.It was painted and chromed and then used regularly for about the next 6 or 7 years. Mileage reads 21,880.Regarding mechanical integrity. The engine and gearbox fasteners are in generally good condition which to me is a strong indication the bike has been looked after and not abused.The paint is faded, chipped, tarnished and and the chromed parts have plenty of surface rust. However, all the steel cycle parts seem pretty solid without any cracks, holes or dents. In other words the bike has a patina that cannot be faked.
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