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No, this is not Elvis Presley’s bike, but he did own a 1966 FLH (which can be seen in the movie “Spinout”) and he cruised the streets of Memphis and Hollywood with various beautiful starlets, tightly hanging on.
The 1966 FLH was the first of the Shovelheads, which were fitted with the new “Power Pack” top ends that were good for 10 more horses and promised better top-end lubrication. The Shovelheads lasted until 1984, when federal exhaust and noise emission regulations (along with fierce competition from Japan) forced their replacement by the popular “E-Head engine”, better known as the Evolution. Unique to the 1966 FLH is the fuel petcock on the right side tank (a very rare piece), and Linkert carburetor with front mounted float bowl. The Motor Company had not yet gone to an alternator for the charging system, so the Panhead engine’s right side gears were still needed to spin the generator. For this reason, these early Shovelheads are sometimes called “Pan Shovels”, “Generator Shovels”, or “Flat Side Shovels”.All Knuckleheads and Panheads are selling for astronomical prices, so now the early Shovelheads are becoming very collectable, even in chopper form.
Less than 7,000
Great patina with few chips and scratches in various places. Some wrinkling and flaking paint on the left side fuel tank (see photo).
All sheet metal is original, but it has been repainted by the previous owner.
Very good condition and takes a great shine.
This motorcycle is in excellent condition and is a 'survivor' that has been ridden and pampered. Current condition and rideability are factored into the offering.Like almost all old Harleys, it does leave its mark on the garage floor unless a pan is placed under it. It does not burn oil.
Rims: Original steel Harley rims.
Front: 5.10 x 16 whitewall (brand unknown)
Rear: 5.10 x 16 whitewall (brand unknown)
As the photos show, the tread is in good shape.
Clear Wisconsin Title
Note: The Harley frames did not get stamped with the VIN until 1970, but the left side steering head is stamped with the "anti theft" number D356, which the factory did on Big Twin frames from 1963 - 1969.
Very Good $12,615
HAGERTY VALUE GUIDES:
#1 Concours $20,000
#2 Excellent $16,000
#3 Good $12,000
Included in the sale are the stock windshield, buddy seat (but no T-bar), stock one-piece primary cover, luggage rack, and various other King of the Highway trim pieces. See Photo.