Started life as a California Highway patrol motorcycle in 1939 as stamped on the origional matching engine cam cover and speedo facia. This motorcycle is a very rare 1200cc (74ci) numbers matching Flathead U model with an origional double downtube frame, 4 speed kickstart gearbox with tank shift & Foot clutch with 3 inch open primary belt, a fully polished mid 40's service cart adustable rake front end, absolutly mechanicaly sound. Very strong motor which was fully rebuilt during the restoration period with polished - numbers matching engine cases, cam cover, and aliminuim heads. mikuni Carby, Joe Hunt 12 volt Magneto which has proven to be incredibly reliable, does not leak oil & is still running the origional drum brakes that work adiquitly. Chopped down origional ducktail rear guard, 18 inch ape hangers and a 21 inch front rim & zoomie style exhaust pipes to top off the look of a real deal chopper. personalised number plate reads - OLD-39 - The Whole Bike including the frame is painted in a beutiful glasurit Blue Pearl which still looks like it was painted yesterday yet being an older restoration. this bike would make a great meusium piece or on show at a cafe.. or better yet ridden on special occasions. Being a Pre war motorcycle, they are becoming more and more difficult to obtain and are proving to be more desiarable then post war bikes due to the standard of the metals used in the production being of a higher quality then early post war bikes. this motorcycle has been featured in many of australias top motorcycle magazines, in music video clips and won many many shows to its credit. Ive owned this motorcycle for 25 years and yes it is a very regretful sale. Restored 20 years ago to a extreamly high standard and is in no doubt one of the best choppers in the world. SOME SAY IT'S OLD SCHOOL.. I SAY IT IS SCHOOL.