Here’s reason No. 935,000 for collectors to always check old barns for treasures hidden under the hay. A 1908 Harley-Davidson Strap Tank motorcycle recently sold at Mecum Auctions for $935,000, making it the most valuable motorcycle ever sold at auction. The motorcycle, one of only 450 motorcycles produced by Harley-Davidson in 1908, is one of the oldest surviving models. Less than a dozen are thought to have survived. The bike was discovered in 1941 in a Wisconsin barn and then kept in the state for 66 years. It is professionally restored and includes the motorcycle’s original tank, wheels, engine belt pulley, seat cover and muffler sleeve.

harley davidson 1908 strap tank motorcycle

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