1961 Servi-Car G 45C.I., Harley Davidson "Longest Production Model-EVER"
1961, G 45 c.i. Servi Car, Harley Davidson, Exempt Miles Color: Blue / White The Servi-Car was designed during the Great Depression when Harley-Davidson was desperate to expand its product base to increase sales. Targeted at the automotive service industry, the vehicle was designed to be towed behind a car to be delivered to a customer; when the car was delivered at its destination, the driver would unhitch the Servi-Car and ride back to the garage. For this reason, it was available with a tow bar at the front and a large 60 Ah battery. In addition to its intended use for car delivery and retrieval, the Servi-Car was also popular as a utility vehicle for small businesses and mobile vendors. They proved to be particularly popular with the police departments, some of which still used Servi-Cars into the 1990s. Engine The engine initially used by the Servi-Car was the 45 cubic inch flathead used in the 1932-36 R model. It was changed in 1937 to the engine used in the W model, which differed mainly in having a recirculating oil system instead of the constant-loss system of the R. The "W" flathead engine continued until the end of production in 1973, despite the "W" solo series being replaced by the "K" series in 1952. An electric starter became available on the Servi-Car in 1964, making it the first civilian Harley with an electric starter, one year before the debut of the Electra Glide. Call Howie at 386-235-6379 Wheeler Cycles LLC is the âHome of NO DEALER FEESâ We BUY Bikesâ¦Call Rob at 352-874-1978
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