Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey

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Sold on eBay: Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey from the 1930’s

This might be the most beautiful vintage Harley Davidson racing jersey I’ve seen. These were officially known as the Harley Davidson “Turtle ZipĀ  Sweater” and were produced between the early 1930’s and the mid 1950’s. You can see a later example of this sweater here.

This particular Harley Davidson Turtle Zip Sweater sold back on February 9th and featured the unique “Dick Fischer Athletic Goods” label, the front Harley Davidson lettering in white, the unique “97” on the back in blue and an original Talon bell zipper closure. In excellent vintage shape, this sale price doesn’t surprise me. As far as I can tell, this red/white/blue color combo is certainly unique and quite rare. I’m sure “Bill” loved this thing. I know I do.

Check out a previous post featuring vintage photographs of this jersey being worn by competition racers from the 1930’s – 50’s:

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirts : Classic Motorcycle Swag | Link

 

Here are the sale details:

vtg HARLEY DAVIDSON 30s Racing Jersey Sweater TALON red/white/blue Beautiful

Seller: ozarkdrygoods / Marina del Rey, CA

Price: $2,400

Label: Dick Fischer Athletic Goods Inc / 42

Condition: “Lots of wear, few holes, stains all over, well worn and all the better for it

 

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Vintage Harley Davidson Jersey Shirt Featured

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirts : Classic Motorcycle Swag

Recently I’ve discovered lots of great photos of motorcycle riders sporting the classic vintage Harley Davidson racing jersey. These photos are excellent and capture the beauty that is Vintage Motorcycle Apparel. The brand Harley Davidson has become synonymous with motorcycles. Harley is a defining force in the history of motorcycle racing, cross country touring and general motorcycle club mayhem with their great machines; but Harley Davidson’s apparel history is just as rich and intriguing.

Check out these old photographs of dudes wearing the vintage Harley Davidson racing jersey…

Enjoy.

 

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Celebrate.

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Lou Balinski, of Kalamazoo, MI posing in August of 1939. Harley-Davidson Archives.

 

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Check out those gorgeous engineer boots.

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This one has the button at the collar instead of the zip. Could this be more sweater than jersey?

 

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I love the white HD lettering on the dark body.

 

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Rockin’ that collar wide open.

 

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Awesome.