In 1964, Grace Haines and her husband owned Northumberland Harley-Davidson in Northumberland, PA which has some of the most picturesque riding country in the U.S. It was the last year of the 6 volt Duo-Glide kick start Panhead and it was also the year that Grace ordered her dream bike from the company that she represented.
Her color choice was Hi-fi purple which was a carryover color from the colors available the previous year. A 1964 Hi-fi purple FLH was a rare color option and that color was never offered again. Grace also requested the earlier model bubble bags be installed, which were still an option, and added some more “bling” like brake cooling fins and dual exhaust.
This featured bike is an original paint machine that was a lady rider one owner bike until purchased by the current owner. While it is slightly faded from sitting in her shop’s display window, it is still the way that Grace rode it through the hills of Pennsylvania. Grace is now 89 years old and her dealership long gone but her ride, well preserved, lives on and is truly a tribute to her and the women riders of today who follow in her footsteps.
Special thanks to Jeff and Kristal from Iron Horse Livery for preserving this piece of our motorcycling history and giving us a glimpse of the past and what it was like to ride a motorcycle ~ back in the day!