1964 Harley-Davidson (Aermacchi) 250cc Sprint H Street Scrambler Registration no. SRH 107B Frame no. 64H2897 Engine no. 64H2897
In 1960, an unlikely alliance between the Italian Aermacchi concern and Harley-Davidson resulted in the former's lightweight motorcycles being sold in the USA alongside H-D's traditional v-twins. Marketed as Harley-Davidsons in the USA and as Aermacchi-Harley-Davidsons elsewhere, the first models offered were re-badged versions of Aermacchi's 250 and 350cc four-stroke singles. In recent years there has been an upsurge in interest in these Italian-built Harleys, some 50,000 of which were sold in the USA during the two firms' 14-year association. This 'street scrambler' version of the Sprint - the Sprint H - has been imported from the USA and in April of this year was registered in the UK on an age-related plate following the payment of all duties. Some 1,550 examples of this model were sold in the USA in 1964, making it by far the most popular of the Italian-built Harleys. Although the machine has been started and MoT'd, it has not been ridden and would benefit from a thorough safety check before returning to the road. It is rare to find one of these Sprints in such original and unmolested condition, particularly on this side of the Atlantic. Accompanying paperwork consists of a State of Washington Certificate of Title, MoT to April 2016 and a V5C registration document.