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1942 HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA For Sale

1942 HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA 42WLA28410
1942 HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA 42WLA28410
1942 HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA 42WLA28410
1942 HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA 42WLA28410

1942 HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA

 WLAs produced after Pearl Harbor, regardless of the actual year, would be given serial numbers indicating 1942 production. Thus, war-time machines would come to be known as 42WLAs. This may have been in recognition of the use of the continued use of the same specification. Most WLCs were produced in 1943, and are marked 43WLC. The precise serial number, as well as casting marks, can be used to date a specific motor accurately, and some other parts bear year and month stamps. Frames and many other parts were not tagged with the serial number, and cannot generally be dated. This is common prior to adoption of the VIN.The US Army would use motorcycles for police and escort work, courier duties, and some scouting, as well as limited use to transport radio and radio suppression equipment. Allied motorcycles were almost never used as combat vehicles or for troop mobility, and so were rarely equipped with sidecars as was common on the German side. Nevertheless, the WLA acquired the nickname "Liberator", since it was seen ridden by soldiers liberating occupied Europe.

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  • Price: Contact Us
  • Engine: 45CI
  • Color: OLIVE GREEN
  • VIN: 42WLA28410

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