Rare 1942 WL Readers Ride

Posted on 8th April 2010 by Electra Glide In Blue in Harley-Davidson,Readers Ride - Tags: , , ,

Harley Davidson was gearing up for the war effort in 1942. There were few 42 models manufactured for civilian use before a total freeze was put on non-essential war production.

Out of this production year only 142 WL’s were manufactured. The WL, a 45 twin with high compression had a retail price of $350.00.

This rare 1942 WL reader’s ride comes from Jay, out of western NY. Jay tells me this bike came out of Texas and he bought it in Ohio. Jay’s an old school 50’s kind of guy and loves motorcycles and cars that are bobbed or rodded from the 40’s and 50’s.

Be sure to check out the last photo, a reader’s ride bonus.

1942 WL

1942 WL

The 42 WL Engine.

1942 WL

1942 WL

And the bonus, Jays 1928 Ford Roadster.

1942 WL

A big thanks to Jay for sharing his 42 WL and the 28 roadster. Stay tuned for Jay’s Panhead and Sporty pic’s.
As always, thanks for stopping by and ride safe,

Electra Glide In Blue