Harley-Davidson 46

Body styleCruiser
Mileage82690 km
VAT / MarginMargin
  • Steib sidecart
  • Very good condition
Price on request

Import & Export

We can assist in cars purchased from the US and arrange transportation. We'll take care of all necessary papers. Please contact us for further information.

The story of Harley-Davidson started literally in a shed when two young engineers and friends William Davidson and Arthur Harley worked in their spare time on what would become their first motorcycle. Helped by Arthur’s two brothers, Walther and William Davidson and an unknown German immigrant the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was started up on 30th August 1903.

Starting in a shed they probably did not foresee they would become today’s most famous motorcycle brand on the planet when their 3hp single cylinder motorcycle came on the market in 1903. In 1909 the first V-twin appeared (2 cylinders at 45 degrees angle), the hallmark of a Harley-Davidson today. After the 1st World War, the Milwaukee plant was opened leading to worldwide fame. During the 2nd World War, the motorcycle became known as the Liberator. The rest, as they say, is history.

The second World War is over when this 1946 Harley-Davidson is registered in Sweden, making it an original European-supplied one with the speedometer showing kilometres instead of miles. Our Harley still bears its Swedish registration. The fact Harley-Davidson stood for reliability is proven with this Harley as it starts the first time round and runs as you would a Harley-Davidson to run; Loud and clear. This 750cc V-twin produces an almighty sound, which coupled with the 3-speed manual transmission is simply breathtaking.

This ‘46 has a German Steib sidecar, Steib being the largest sidecar producer at the time.

What makes our Harley stand out is that today in 2022 is the fact it does not stand perfectly restored on view in our showroom. The passage of time is beautifully detailed. The paintwork is largely original having been touched up here and there without loosing any of the authentic sense. The leather seating in the Steib also appears to be original with associated wear, 76 years and what appears to be 82,690 km it is three-wheeled history. We say: Leave well alone!

Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom