If you have visited our website, before, then you know that we are fond of all vintage off-road motorcycles. But, without question, vintage Husqvarna Motorcycles from the "On Any Sunday" classic movie era are our favorites. We were lucky enough to acquire this magnificent 1973 Husky 450 WR from the New England Motorcycle Museum collection and she has just arrived at our store. This one is not only "museum quality" it is one of the finest full restorations that we have ever seen. Full Frame Off, Every Nut & Bolt, Complete Restoration. Crank Up rebuild of the Engine to original specifications. She is sporting rebuilt Akront Wheels, Factory Magura Controls, Rebuilt factory suspension, New Gear Lube, New Spark Plug, New Uni Air Filter, Newly Rebuilt & Tuned Bing Carburetor, New Gold Chain, New Dunlop 952 tires, New Oury Grips, and she is freshly Tuned & Runs to Perfection. This magnificent "work of art" looks, runs, and sounds like new. And, speaking of sound, the 456cc Husqvarna single sounds even better, if that is possible, than the much revered "400 Cross" (The absolute Holy Grail of Moto-cross History). The deeply resonant crackle of this big bore two stroke single is nothing short of "spine tingling". Today, most of these remaining beauties are on display in museums, held in lavish private collections, and/or displayed prominently as the focal point of an investment banker's penthouse office foyer. This exact Wide Ratio model is the same model used by J. N. Roberts, the Desert Fox, to win the 1971 Barstow to Vegas Race. It is also the WR model twin of the CR model shown in the included vintage print ad, with Malcolm Smith, highlighted in the accompanying photos. This is your opportunity to acquire, ride, and display one of the most stunning and rarest pieces of off-road motorcycle racing history available today.
Automobile, Truck, and SUV Note:
As an added bonus, included in this sale is a hand signed, brand new, MSR Malcolm Smith Racing 6 Day Limited Edition Signed Motorcycle Riding Jacket, as also shown in the listing photos. This is a collectible (#282 of 300) limited edition jacket numbered and personally signed by Malcolm, himself.
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: All of our vintage motorcycles are inspected, started, and test ridden. We then service all of the fluids with the proper viscosity oils of the highest quality currently available. All of our beautiful vintage motorcycles are finely detailed to as close to concours collectible condition as possible. We also believe that all of these vintage beauties should be started and ridden at least once a month to keep the carbs clear and the fluids circulating throughout the gearboxes and wet clutches. So that is just what we do with every one of them. It's our favorite part of the job!