This might be the most beautiful vintage Harley Davidson racing jersey I’ve seen. These were officially known as the Harley Davidson “Turtle Zip 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:
Here are the sale details:
vtg HARLEY DAVIDSON 30s Racing Jersey Sweater TALON red/white/blue Beautiful
Seller: ozarkdrygoods / Marina del Rey, CA
Label: Dick Fischer Athletic Goods Inc / 42
Condition: “Lots of wear, few holes, stains all over, well worn and all the better for it“