Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 168
Year : 1996
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : N666 HOG
Chassis No. : # 1HD1BJL4TY043213
Engine No. : # BJLT 043213
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


One of the more significant developments of Harley-Davidson's immediately post-AMF era was the introduction of the traditionally styled Softail featuring a cleverly disguised rear section looking like that of a pre-war rigid framed or 'hardtail' Harley but which was, in fact, sprung. Completing the 'vintage' retro image was a girder-type front fork with bottom link and centre spring. This was the look the die-hard Harley traditionalists had been waiting for, and the Softail and its variants would prove an enduring success.
This Heritage Softail Classic was purchased new by the current vendor and has always been very carefully maintained and garaged at all times. Thoroughly reliable, it has covered only 19,575 miles since delivery and comes with 18 MoT certificates and all 19 tax discs from new. Also on file is Stadium Harley-Davidson's original sales invoice for £13,838.17, which did not include the cost of the DVLA 'HOG' number plate. The vendor has since spent many hundred of pounds on accessories such as 'Live To Ride' chrome, H-D instruments including a tachometer, volt meter, oil pressure and temperature gauges, clock, and thermometer, plus heated handlebar grips. The vendor's reason for selling is that he is now in his mid-70s and is beginning to find the Harley heavy to manoeuvre. The machine is offered with MoT to July 2017, old/current V5/V5C registration documents, and both sets of keys.