Harley Davidson Topper Scooter / Elvis / Vespa / Lambretta, Celebrity Owned, A++

1961 Harley-Davidson Other

Price: US $6,275.00
Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Make: Harley-Davidson
Model: Other
SubModel: Topper Scooter
Year: 1961
Mileage: 836
Color: Red/White
Vehicle Title: Clear
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....an Elvis connection is always good and here's a fresh one: a 1961 Harley Davidson Topper scooter given by Elvis Presley as a gift to his most prolific songwriter Ben Weisman. From 1956 to 1971 Ben Weisman wrote more songs recorded by Elvis Presley (fifty seven) than any other song writer in history such as "Follow That Dream" 'Pocket of Rainbows" "Rock-A-Hula Baby" (and 54 others)... Known as the Mad Professor to Mr Presley this gift was purely a leisure item and as such covered only approximately 800 miles. After Mr Weisman's death in 2007 we purchased this vehicle from his estate and proceeded to bring it back to life.Technical specifications for the Harley Davidson Topper show that production from 1960 to 1965 included a higher compression "H" model from 1961 which this unit has according to it's engine number (see photo). Harley Davidson makes a well known range of motorcycles and this is the ONLY scooter ever offered by the company. It has a very advanced front suspension link set up (see photos) that give the rider a very secure riding experience. The 165 cc two stroke (pre-mix) engine with a Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT) gives a 45 mph plus speed range with a Vespa / Lambretta feel. In 1959 an early production unit was ridden from Bakersfield CA to Death Valley and back going from 280 feet below sea level to a climb of 7850 feet - needing no repairs or adjustments requiring tools !!The mechanical and cosmetic condition of this vehicle is "Museum Quality". Mr Weisman was a very talented and meticulous person and this was a very special gift from a very special person in his world. At present the vehicle is 100% functional and usable. We recommend light to moderate riding to keep functionality intact while preserving thepaint / chrome / upholstery ...Aside from the Elvis Presley connection this scooter scores another high mark: Harley Davidson put a major effort into making a high quality "small motorcycle" and to the trained eye the good design and quality components are easy to see. The net result is a scooter that looks and drives great.This special Harley scooter is also available for sale locally and is subject to removal from the auction at anytime should it be sold. If you have any questions call Evan at 310-594-4224 or email. Shipping can be arranged worldwide. Thanks for looking! Sale is final at close of auctionSeller reserves the right to end auction early.No contingencies of any kind no re-negotiationsWe make great effort to disclose imperfections so that you know exactly what you are buying. However bear in mind that you are purchasing a pre-owned vehicle and in some cases it will have minor imperfections both in its cosmetic and/or mechanical condition. For this reason our vehicles are sold "as is" "where is" and without warranty unless otherwise noted. We encourage pre-purchase on-site inspections. Purchasers bear all inspection fees and charges. You may also want to have the vehicle checked out by a third-party inspector of your choice. The successful high bidder should contact Cali Auto Brokers by telephone within 24 hours or the next business day after the auction has ended to make arrangements to complete the transaction. If we do not hear from you the vehicle may be sold to other potential buyers on a first-come first-serve basis. Within 48 hours following the end of auction a 25% deposit to Cali Auto Brokers shall be sent in the form of cashiers-check or certified funds. If a deposit is not received and an alternate arrangement has not been made the vehicle may be sold to other potential buyers on a first-come first-serve basis. The transaction must be completed within FIVE business days of the auction end. If not and an alternative arrangement has not been made the vehicle may be sold to other potential buyers on a first-come first-serve basis. Every vehicle we list has a clean title (unless otherwise noted and disclosed). Buyer is responsible for Tax Title and Documentary Fees. Any disputes regarding the sale of this vehicle shall be resolved through arbitration in California Los Angeles under the laws of California. Notice: If you do not intend to buy this item please DO NOT BID! Shill bidding auction interference unqualified bidding or any form of fraud or harassment are subject to legal prosecution. By bidding and winning this auction you are entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle described above as outlined in the User Agreement that you accepted when you registered as an eBay Community Member. Buyer is responsible for shipping costs unless otherwise noted within this auction. Buyer Pickup:Buyers may also be picked up by our staff anywhere in the greater Los Angeles area. Buyers will not be reimbursed for any fees or charges incurred if he/she chooses other forms of customer pickup (taxi shuttle bus etc.). Payment types:We accept wire-transfer cashiers check and money ordersFinancing:we do NOT Finance. Escrow:We do NOT accept escrow. Evan Phone: 310.594.4224

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