This beautifully restored, Malcolm Smith signed, 1973 Husqvarna 450 CR Desert Master is an exceptionally rare piece of off-road motorcycle racing history. She just arrived at our store and is now available for purchase. This particular Desert Master was featured on a West Coast promotional tour with off-road racing legend Malcolm Smith and in a series of magazine advertisements with Malcolm. Malcolm Smith is one of the most iconic racers in off-road racing history and he was launched into "big screen stardom", along side Steve McQueen, in Bruce Brown's epic film, "On Any Sunday". Malcolm personally signed the beautiful yellow and chrome gas tank on this spectacular Desert Master. This beauty comes with much additional paperwork and documentation as proof of her very special history. This true "one of a kind" find comes complete with not only one Malcolm Smith "Sharpie Autograph", on the tank, but with three more authentic Malcolm Smith autographs. One on the title page of the included deluxe edition of "Malcolm The Autobiography" (the actual print ad is pictured on page 248 of the autobiography). Another, along with a personalized note about this very Husky, in the margin on that same page 248 advertisement. And, by the way, even if you don't buy the Desert Master you should still buy a copy of Malcolm's autobiography, it is an extraordinary story told in both words and pictures) and the the fourth on the numbered (#259 of 300) limited edition label sewn inside the included, brand new, MSR Malcolm Smith Racing 6 Day Limited Edition Signed Motorcycle Riding Jacket. Also included are the pictured magazines, vintage print advertising, historical photos, and the aforementioned paperwork and documentation giving proof to her regal provenance (yes, Malcolms derriere was indeed on this very seat).
Please feel free to contact us with any questions about this spectacular Desert Master. We will be glad to help in arranging transportation to any of the lower 48 states.
Note: Malcolm Smith is to motorcycle legend that which Carrol Shelby is to automobiles. There will only ever be one Malcolm Smith. The uniqueness of his relationship to this very special motorcycle makes its investment potential almost incalculable. It is hard to imagine why anyone would renew a bank certificate of deposit, at less than 1% return today, when those same dollars could be invested in this highly prized and admired tangible asset.
Automobile, Truck, and SUV Note: All of our cars, trucks, and SUVs are professionally detailed both inside and out. All of our cars and trucks receive a multi-point safety inspection and a fresh Mobil 1 full synthetic oil change, oil filter, air filter, and cabin filter service. Every car and truck sold, at Minnesota Motorcars, leaves our store with a full tank of gas and a road side emergency kit (which we hope that you will never need to use). Please visit our car store to experience our very relaxed and friendly approach to car sales and see just how easy and pleasant car buying can be.
Vintage Motorcycle Note: With all of our vintage motorcycles, we first fully inspect them, then we service all the fluids with the proper viscosity oils of the highest quality, then they are started and test ridden to check engine, brakes, clutch, and gearbox function along with carburetor jetting and function. After that, we drain the fuel from the tanks and carburetors and treat the interior of the tanks and the pistons and cylinder bores with "Corrosion X aviation grade" preservative. All of our beautiful vintage motorcycles are then finely detailed to as close to concours collectible condition as possible. All of these beauties are ready for home, office, man cave, or museum display. Or, if you are like us, you can fuel them up and take them for a "rip".