In 1963, three-wheel Harley Davidson golf carts were introduced, with a four wheeled version following shortly there-after. These carts could be seen all over golf courses throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s.
In 1969, American Machinery and Foundery (AMF) bought the company and continued production of the golf carts until 1982 when they sold their cart division to Columbia ParCar, who is one of the major manufacturers of gasoline and electric golf carts.
Harley-Davidson golf carts are now considered classic and many enthusiasts take pride in restoring them to their original condition. Although restoring these vintage golf carts is not an easy task. Many Harley Davidson golf cart parts are rare and hard to find; so there is a large measure of legwork needed in order to bring the carts up to their classic condition.
Harley-Davidson Golf Manuals
If you are planning on restoring your Harley Davidson by yourself, then you should definitely consider getting a golf cart manual specific to your HD golf cart. A lot of online vendors carry these manuals, or you can check out online auctions where previous owners may be chucking their old manuals.
Harley Davidson Serial Numbers
1963 – 1982: Check the rear tire on the driver’s side, a metal plate with the serial number should be located on the rear frame cross brace. If you have an electric model, then it might be located on a metal plate behind the batteries.
Harley Davidson Values
Valuing these golf carts is difficult because most will be in various states of repair or disrepair. A lot that are selling online, on Craigslist, at auctions, and most other dealers are selling for anywhere from $50 to $500. While this seems like a good deal, most of these carts don’t even run and require a great deal of restoration to return to working order. Be sure to consider how much time and money it will take to get the cart running again. A good deal can quickly turn into a bad deal when replacement parts are scarce and expensive.
If you’d still like to find and restore an old Harley Davidson golf cart you might get lucky and find one at your local salvage yard. But if you’re in any sort of hurry then you’d have an easier time finding a seller else-where.
If you are looking to find out how much to price a Harley Davidson golf cart to sell, you can try jumping onto golf cart forums and asking around — golf cart enthusiasts will be more than happy to help you figure out a price, and you might even find a buyer!
Or you can lurk around online auctions for similar models and watch the auctions to see how much the carts are being sold for. Keep in mind that location may be an issue for buyers. Local buyers probably won’t have a problem, but shipping and freight costs may cause you to consider a lower price if there are no buyers in your local area.
If you are using Craiglist to advertise your cart, consider posting your advertisement in larger cities nearby. Harley Davidson golf cart enthusiasts may be willing to travel a greater distance for another vintage HD golf cart to add to their collection.