Author Topic: STREAMLINER 1959 Harley Davidson Powered, Mecum Auction Phoenix AZ March 2019.  (Read 900 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline J79

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 110
  • Location: San Francisco Bay Area
  • J79 Exhaust from a F4 Phantom II
Coming up at the Mecum Auction Phoenix AZ March 14-16, 2019. STREAMLINER 1959 Harley Davidson Powered, estimated selling price $125,000-200,000.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/AZ0319-366600/1959-bonneville-streamliner-super-shaker/

Built and raced by Bill Burke of San Gabriel, California
Bonneville Nationals competitor in August of 1959
151.38 MPH achieved at the 1959 Bonneville Nationals
This car opened the 2008 Bonneville Nationals by being the first car to drive off the starting line
Meticulous, multi-year restoration by Jerry (Weeks) Baker of Indianapolis
Original body panels over a tubular chassis based on a British-built Cooper road racer
Original wheels and Goodyear tires
Harley-Davidson Knucklehead V-Twin engine
Harley-Davidson Servicar rear axle assembly
604-pound dry weight
Distinctive Yellow racing livery
Former owners include Bill Burke, Jim Deist, Jim Mann, Joe Baird and Jerry (Weeks) Baker
Restoration album, vintage photographs, magazines and videos are included in the sale
Appeared on the cover of the January of 1960 issue of “Hot Rod” magazine
Appeared on the cover of the August of 1960 issue of “Rod and Custom” magazine
Eligible for display at the Wally Parks NHRA Museum in Pomona, California
Sold on a Bill of Sale
« Last Edit: March 07, 2019, 11:30:14 PM by J79 »
"My, people come and go so quickly here." Dorothy, from the movie Wizard of Oz.

"I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure, and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety." Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer, 1874-1922.

From the movie Dr. Strangelove, General Jack D. Ripper:

"Mandrake, in the name of Her Majesty and the Continental Congress come here and feed me this belt boy... Mandrake, come over here, the Red Coats are coming!"

"He said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious "automotive" bodily fluids."

Offline J79

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 110
  • Location: San Francisco Bay Area
  • J79 Exhaust from a F4 Phantom II
"My, people come and go so quickly here." Dorothy, from the movie Wizard of Oz.

"I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure, and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety." Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer, 1874-1922.

From the movie Dr. Strangelove, General Jack D. Ripper:

"Mandrake, in the name of Her Majesty and the Continental Congress come here and feed me this belt boy... Mandrake, come over here, the Red Coats are coming!"

"He said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious "automotive" bodily fluids."