1957 Harley Davidson FL Panhead




Date : May 16, 2022

1957 Harley Davidson FL Panhead, custom restoration built by Hank Young, Young Choppers & Hot Rods.

Build Details & Specs:

Uncut straight leg Harley frame with sidecar loops and original toolbox (converted to hold oil filter); last year of rigid frame Rebuilt 74″ cu. in, 1200 cc, numbers matching engine & 4 speed transmission by Slims Garage in Atlanta, GA;115 miles  since build was complete.  Have full paperwork on engine & transmission build and clean Florida title.  Engine fed by S&S Super E carburetor with custom air deflector & auto advance distributor12V conversion, new battery and vintage cloth wrapped wire largely concealed in the frame. Narrowed and chopped tank-shift style gas tanks and year specific tank badge.   Matching bobbed & rolled rear fender finished in gloss black over birch white to match factory paint scheme and body lines. (stock motorcycle shown in last two pictures as example/reference)Custom brushed aluminum front nacelle and fork tube covers with Accutronix mid-glide triple trees with Hydra Glide emblem and vintage driving light.  Custom Young Choppers aerolight rear brake light and a license plate mount. 19″ Triumph Bonneville conical hub and brake front wheel assembly and factory rear Harley 16″ wheel and OEM brake finished in satin black with stainless steel Buchannan spokes and reproduction Firestone tires.Custom stainless steel exhaust with braised welds along with custom sissy bar and rear wheel cover create vintage flat track racing style.  Touches of brass, copper and tumbled metal finishes throughout, along with race “safety wire” complete the vintage race styling cuesOriginal Harley seat pan was narrowed and lowered then wrapped and hand dyed  by Christian Marsh, Xian Leathers.

History & Condition:
Owned the motorcycle for 12 years, bought from long term owner who had motorcycle stored in North Florida barn.  Restoration was completed ~10 years ago and then  featured in Iron Works magazine.
It’s largely been stored in our basement living room, ridden occasionally around the neighborhood to keep fresh.
The motorcycle does have signs of wear. There are some paint chips on rear fender where chain has rubbed along with a small ding in front nacelle. There is also a paint chip & ding on the bottom of the primary cover where the kickstand rubbed while turning. All are from normal use but wanted to mention for full transparency.
Only selling due to upcoming move and looking to free up space. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for looking.