Two Engelbert Humperdinck Harley-Davidsons are coming up for sale at auction this weekend.
Humperdinck, the entertainer and recording artist, whose singles “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz” both topped the UK charts in 1967, sold more than 150 million records worldwide and is still performing.
Humperdinck bikes at auction
Now the Humperdinck Harley-Davidsons are to be sold at the Spring Stafford Sale of Pioneer, Vintage & Collectors’ Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia & Spares on Sunday.
The bikes going under the hammer are a 1,340CC FXDC Super Dyna Glide Custom from 1992 and a FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic from the same year. There are just 2,500 miles on Super Dyna and 21,000 on the Softail.
‘Synonymous with rugged individualism’
The motorcycling world’s biggest and most widely recognised brand, Harley-Davidson has been synonymous with rugged, uncompromising individualism for more than 100 years.
The Stafford sale notes say: “Large-capacity V-twins have been Harley’s stock-in trade since the Edwardian era, their various incarnations progressing through countless technological developments that continue to this day.
“Harley-Davidson’s big news for the 1990s decade was its introduction of an entirely new frame – the ‘Dyna Glide’ – that debuted on the revived Sturgis ‘low rider’ model in 1991.
“Computer-aided design work underpinned this new chassis, which featured a square-section backbone, forged rather than stamped frame junctions and two (down from four) rubber mounts for the air-cooled Evolution engine.”
Humperdinck Harley-Davidsons – £9-£11,000 each
The Humperdinck Harley Davidsons were first registered to Arnold Dorsey (Humperdinck’s birth name) in the UK in 1995 and they are both valued at £9,000-£11,000.
Last run in November 2017 and described as in excellent condition, the Harleys are offered with shipping paperwork, DVLA correspondence, and V5/V5C registration documents.
If you have a bike as rare as either of Humperdinck’s Harley Davidsons you really should ensure it is well protected.