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Sold on eBay: Deadstock Vintage Harley Davidson Leather Jacket – the “Sportster” for $560

I’m not sure how I missed this – it’s a real rarity. It’s an amazing vintage Harley Davidson Leather jacket (called the “Sportster” jacket) in deadstock condition! It was even auctioned with the original box! Harley Davidson first launched the “Sportster” in the mid 1950’s and started by making them out of horsehide. This one being the white label is most likely from the 1960’s and was made of steerhide. The zippers are made by Conmar, the lining was mint and the size is small – 34/36. With the condition of this jacket, I really can’t believe that it sold for only $560…. To me, this jacket should be worth much, much more. Somebody got themselves a deal.

I did a write up about the vintage Harley Davidson leather jacket “Sportster” model  back in September and I go into much more detail about the history and style of this jacket. You can check that out at the link below:

 

Harley Davidson Leather Jacket – The Vintage 60′s Cafe Racer “Sportster” Jacket | Link

 

Here are the auction details:

DEADSTOCK 1960 HARLEY DAVIDSON BLK LEATHER CAFE RACER JACKET NIB NOS MOTORCYCLE

Seller: eddymerckx14 / Brooklyn, NY
Price: $560
Label: Harley Davidson White Label / Size 34 – 36
Condition: Deadstock – New in Box.

 

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One comment

  1. Amazing jacket. What a find!
    Were later variations of the Sportster made with an additional chest pocket and a vertical seam down the back? I’ve seen photos of white label 60s HD cafe racer j ackets with this configuration. Some have had wonderful patina, though the versions above without the vertical back seam appear more desirable

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