1977 Harley Davidson Electra-Glide
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1977 Harley-Davidson 1,200cc Electra Glide
Registration no. RJM 288R
Frame no. 2A37230H7
Two important events in the lengthy development of Harley's perennial v-twin occurred in the mid-1960s when the 74ci (1,200cc) Duo Glide adopted electric starting (1965) and the 'Shovelhead' engine the following year. Now known as the 'Electra Glide', without question one of the most evocative names in motorcycling history, Harley's updated cruiser featured a new frame to house the large 12-volt battery and a reshaped primary drive cover to accommodate the electric starter mechanism. The Shovelhead 'Glide continued in production for a further 18 years, gaining alternator electrics, electronic ignition and disc braking as the years progressed. Boasting a host of desirable factory-fitted 'extras', this stunning top-of-the-range 'Glide remained with its original owner in the USA until he became ill in 1988. A friend would start the machine a few times each year but after the owner died in 1995 it stood idle. The last Harley-Davidson service sticker (dated 1988) is still in place. The current vendor purchased the Harley in Florida in 2009 and brought it to the UK the following year. Since acquisition, the only items that have been replaced are the footrest rubbers, brake hoses, tyres, clutch and seat, the latter being a correct new-old-stock item. Described as in generally excellent condition and said to ride well, this beautiful classic Harley-Davidson is offered with US paperwork, current MoT certificate and V5C registration document. A total of 16,400 miles is currently displayed on the odometer.