Show all images
View video

Harley-Davidson Model J 1000cc V2 — 1929

A fantastically well-renovated Swedish-sold Harley in the absolute best exhibition condition.

Ted Gryth
Send message
Ida Johansen
Case manager
Send message

"No effort has been spared here to reach top condition both in appearance and mechanically."

399 000SEK
You need an account and be logged in to place bids.
Tip and share
Ted Gryth
Send message
Ida Johansen
Case manager
Send message

"No effort has been spared here to reach top condition both in appearance and mechanically."


1929 was the last production year of this model and then only 2,286 were produced. One of these made its way to Åmsele in Västerbotten, where forestry worker Gustaf Lindblad is said to have attracted a lot of attention with his magnificent American motorcycle.
Twin headlights lit up the gravel country roads and the mufflers with their four pipes, and a very unusual design, created a sound that no one could mistake. But whether Gustaf ever reached the top speed of 138 km/h is probably extremely doubtful.
Over the decades, the Harley wandered to the south of Sweden and in 2003 it ended up with the current owner in Blekinge. Then it was stripped down in parts and a seven-year renovation began.
Several parts were missing and could not be obtained either. But with a background as a designer and toolmaker, the very skilled owner was able to manufacture what was needed himself, including the exhaust system and the engine's camshafts.
When the renovation was coming to an end and the painting was to be done, a slightly more unusual H-D colour was chosen, Maroon with tank sides in creamy white. This colour was optional on the Harley-Davidson program in 1929, but the vast majority of Model Js received the classic olive green colour.
The result was a 20s Harley in a top class, both in terms of mechanics and finish. The renovation was completed in 2010, but it was not registered until 2016. It then won two first prizes at the Nostalgia Festival in Ronneby, the Jury's choice and the Audience's choice.
After it was completed, the motorcycle has only been ridden a few miles. Now the owner thinks that someone else should get to enjoy this fine motorcycle and therefore chooses to sell it.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
  • Kw / hp
    8 / 12 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Starts and runs very nicely and works perfectly in all mechanics

  • Exterior condition:

    Paintwork and other finishes on all details in the highest class. There is absolutely nothing to complain about, but the bike is ready for any museum.

  • General condition:

    This is a unique opportunity for a collector or museum to acquire an incredibly fine exhibition object.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2016-06-22
Ursprungsbesiktning: 2016-06-20 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 2016-06-22
Senast godkända besiktning: 2016-06-20
Besiktningsbefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 4

Facts about the model

Model J från 1929 med en V-twin på 1000 kubik och 12 hästkrafter. Som ny kostade den i USA 370 dollar, vilket var lika mycket som en Ford Model A.
Harley-Davidsons ”J” kom redan 1915 och den största kunden vid den tiden var den amerikanska armén, men efterhand blev den civila marknaden allt viktigare.
1929 var sista produktionsåret och då tillverkades enbart 2 286 stycken.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Fågelmara

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Ted Gryth
+46 705-65 67 27

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2022-12-22.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

General information about the condition of the vehicles .
  • At this auction, many vehicles have been included in car collections and have been stored (mothballed) for a long time. For this reason, they are described from a collector's perspective and may need technical reviews and maintenance service - oil, battery replacement, new tires, brake review, etc. - before they can be used. .
  • During the auction days information about a vehicle may be updated up to the day before the auction ends. When you bid at the end of the auction period - and also if you have made an earlier bid - we therefore ask you to read the descriptions carefully, in case something has been changed due to new information.
Important to know before placing your bids!
  • Once you have called in an item and the reservation price is reached we want you to deposit the entire purchase amount into our client funds account before retrieval can take place.
  • When you need to retrieve a called in object we want you to examine it carefully. If you consider that the item does not match our description you do not need to complete the purchase. In this case the deposited purchase sum and the entry fee are refunded.
  • If you do not examine the item on the spot the call charge will be debited, but you do not have to complete the deal.
  • If you make the entire purchase exclusively at a distance you have 14 days to cancel, but must return the item at your own expense.
  • Your shipping costs and other costs are not reimbursed when the right of withdrawal is exercised. Swedish court applies.
  • For items that have not been collected within 14 days storage costs may be charged.

Thank you for following our auctions!

We will send you an email when bidding starts.

Tack för visat intresse, du kommer nu få nyheter och information om kommande auktioner.