Thursday, July 18, 2019

1926 Harley-Davidson Peashooter

Auction Lot F44, Monterey. From the estate of long time AMA racer and collector. Powered by 1928 H-D race motor, very common with successful race bikes.

Factory built Harley-Davidson racer. Not restored. First year produced. Rare original short frame by Harley. Board track racer. Overhead valve twin port. Barrel valve alcohol carburetor. Equipped with 1928 21 CI engine. Direct drive no brakes.
Harley-Davidson built a pair of new machines with single-cylinder side-valve engines in 1926: the Models A and B. Harley-Davidson's factory-built production racer was known as the Peashooter.

The unrestored machine features a patina from its years of racing, which included a replacement motor in 1928.
There are very few Peashooters left with an as-last-raced finish, meaning a machine in this condition will be desired. Estimate is $70k to $90k.