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Harley_Davidson Golf Carts, Not Just Motorcycles

When somebody mentions Harley-Davidson, they think of motorcycles. The Harley Davidson company has been manufacturing motorcycles since the turn of the last century. In 1963 the company decided that the golf cart manufacturing process was similar to making motorcycles and thus began a couple decades of golf cart production.

Harley Davidson golf carts were manufactured in both gas and electric models. However their electric models were few and not very popular. The company started out making very popular gas powered golf carts in 1963. By 1969, the company decided to sell the golf cart division to AMF. However, the Harley Davidson name still was maintained by the new company. Columbia Par Car bought the division from AMF in 1982. Soon after that acquisition, the Harley Davidson name disappeared from new golf cart manufactured models.

The most famous Harley Davidson golf carts where of the three wheel version. They have since become popular with collectors. The three wheelers have a very classic golf cart look. With the addition of the Harley Davidson name, the older carts have become highly collectible. With the increase in demand, so goes the increase in fakes. Replicas have been created for the primary purpose of deceiving collectors.

For those collectors wanting to restore a Harley Davidson golf cart, they may want to check out local salvage yards or better yet, golf cart forums. there are numerous golf cart forums that exist to bring together like-minded collectors.

Collectors trying to restore a Harley Davidson golf cart should know how to read the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). It is a small tag made of metal that is just above the left side rear tire. In particular, it is on the rear frame cross brace. Later models will have the number located behind the batteries on the wall of the batter box.

Many collectors of these carts are interested in a model known as the "Classic". The Classic has a lift rear body feature that makes it truly unique. The rear end of the cart was raised to give the cart a deep well. These models are the three wheelers with one wheel in the front that steers and two drive wheels in the back.


Harley Davidson Golf Cart

A piece of americana.  Three wheel Harley Davidson Golf cart in working condition.

A piece of americana. Three wheel Harley Davidson Golf cart in working condition.

Harley Davidson Golf Carts Today

Harley Davidson golf carts eventually migrated to today's more familiar 4 wheel design. The unique thing they did with these carts was to allow the rear end of the buggy to be lifted upward. The rear end was on a hinge, could be raised up to allow the owner to work on the engine. At this time the company was starting to produce battery operated vehicles so the hinge allowed working on gas powered engines as well as batteries and battery powered engines.

The most unique feature of the three wheel Harley Davidson golf carts was the tiller steering handle. The tiller was the steering bar used instead of a steering wheel. It was so common on golf carts of the time that should you find one from the early 60's that has a steering wheel, you would have a very collectible cart with a good amount of money.

A two cycle, 250 cc gasoline engine was used in both the four-wheelers and three wheeler models of Harley Davidson golf carts. 6 - six volt batteries powered the 36 volt battery model.

The used golf carts themselves sell for about $200-$500 in poor condition. The key is trying to find the Harley Davidson golf cart parts that may be needed to finish the job. These can be found at flea markets, auctions, and online venues like ebay.

Harley Davidson Golf Cart

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Kimberly on February 03, 2020:

Im looking for gears for harley golfcart 3rd member that has an U-joint and a driveline...help

dave buski on June 03, 2016:

I have a 64 amf Harley golf cart 4 wheel gas .. cant for the life of me find a damn steering chain without buying sprockets and b.s. for like 65 bucks.. any help?

Eric Guerrero on March 01, 2016:

i Have a 3 wheel Harley Golf Cart for sale .Good running condition.asking 1500.00..Im in Austin tx. 7372102631.

jimmy cogburn on November 30, 2015:

I have a1975 h.d. golf cart gas. That has a steering wheel what is it worth

Casey on November 19, 2015:

Looking for a price on a gas powered year unknown. NO AMF visible.

Harry G on August 01, 2015:

Harley 4 wheel golf cart ele. 36 v can some one give me the year 8D11023H9

Lawrence so on July 24, 2015:

i have a 1966 h d 3wheeler gas engine gulf cart runs well has been a hooters car show winner needs points and I will listen to a good offer

Earnie Peel on March 27, 2015:

'79 Harley Davidson gas golf cart. Top end overhaul, bore, new piston, rings & belt, etc. Needs carburetor kit and primary clutch. Shop manual included. Exceptionally clean. $1,000. or best offer.

Gary Curtis on March 27, 2015:

I have a Harley Davidson 3 wheel gas golf cart with a surrey top. I am not sure of year or the value. The Serial number is 3B1.....H0. It is running and in good condition. The surrey top is also in good condition. How do I find out the year, value as I am interested in selling it.

ron dumm on December 01, 2014:

i have a 1966 harley davidson golf cart need points for it

Tom Hart on August 25, 2014:

I have a 1979/80 Harley/AMF 3 wheeler golf cart which runs great. Still used on the course. Will sell for 1000. Contact @ 509-680-3772

James ross on July 09, 2014:

i have early 60 three wheel electric golf cart for sale with steering wheel with sun roof . All works comes with charger . All original . Perfect to repaint would look fantastic . Offers over $2000 Jrvbflorida@centurylink.net.

hellow. I have a 1966 electric HD in good condition. everything works.. has alot of power. just bought new charger.. its a blast to ride on beach. if interested email me at tscoot05@yahoo.com . than on June 06, 2014:

Hello. I have a 1966 electric HD its is in good condition. Just needs a paint job. Seat are vinyl. Everything works. Just got a brand new charger. Its a blast to ride down the road on. Goes threw paths in the woods with ease and has a lot of power. I put a hitch on mine. Not many places if cant go. Like I said. This is a legitimate 1966 electric HD in great riding condition and its a perfect cart to put your own style to. If your interested email me at tscoot05@yahoo.com thanks.

Rod Elger on March 23, 2014:

I would like to know where I can get a sun top for my 1964 Harley Davidson Golf Cart. Please email me at: rodelger@sbcglobal.net

angie on March 23, 2014:

Can you tell me the value of a 1966 3 wheels, electric HD cart

David on November 18, 2013:

I'm looking for a 3wheel Harley Davidson gas golf cart. I want to buy one that is in good working condition! If you have one or know of one please get back with me 4804068076

Barb Martodam on September 23, 2013:

I have two HD golf carts. Both are in fair to good condition.

Vin #. 12501 and 13474

rikki lafountain on September 21, 2013:

I HAVE THREE HARLEY GOLF CARTS I WOULD LIKE TO SELL. TWO ARE ELECTRIC ONE IS GAS. RIKKI 1 269 626 4178 call or text also can be reached at ikkirlane73 @gmail

Marilyn on August 29, 2013:

above # 814-894-2704

Marilyn on August 29, 2013:

I have a 3 wheel HD Golf Cart for sale. Runs, fair-good shape. Columbia motor 82-85 Make offer.

joe on June 05, 2013:

i have a 1965 3 weel cart and i looking for drive shaft rubbers. were could I look?

Michelle on May 29, 2013:

I have 3 of these for sale, all of them need some work. Make me an offer

Doug on May 01, 2013:

I have a 73 harley 3 wheel cart for sale if anyone is interested, but also need info on the rear axle, it is all aluminum 1"axle shaft never seen this before looks heavy duty call 608-337-4266 or knotamish@yahoo.com

Manny Carrera on January 05, 2013:

I have a three wheeler Harley; electric utility cart need wiring manual

Rog (rogbou@aol.com) on June 27, 2012:

I have one for sale, Harley Daison Design Front, 3 wheel gas, runs great , Canopy has 2 small spot where it is peeling. I will look up the number if interested also pictures --Asking $1400.00 rogbou@aol.com

james mccrocklin on June 18, 2012:

need to no how to change front wheel of a amf harley golf cart

jd on June 17, 2012:

75 Harley-Davidson cart , working condition, steering bar,4sale call 304-629-5026

val (valerieteixeira@me.com on June 10, 2012:

have a 3 wheel gulf cart, harley davidson, need to know yr. and patent # 2,987,934.and what its worth?? where do I start, or who do I contact??

TODD on June 09, 2012:

where can I get a full size muffler for a 72 3-wheel harley golf cart

Jerry (jtlco@hughes.net on May 29, 2012:

I have a 1969 Harley Davidson 3 wheel golf cart or Utilicart as they called them (has a box in back ) vin # 69DC1097. Steering wheel, running condition plus a spare new motor for it, xtra parts, new top, Cart needs restoring. Was made by Harley Davidson near the end before they sold out to AMF.

Lorne Osborne on May 15, 2012:

Looking for a 3 wheel golf cart in fair condition.

mike stagg@hotmail.com on May 13, 2012:

i have a 3 wheel harley golf cart 60s with steering wheel need i bit of care but all there, 800. also have another one that is a parts, make an offer!

Myrtle Beach Golf from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on May 10, 2012:

Those are classic! I want one haha.

bart on April 08, 2012:

how do you find the model year?

DAN on March 06, 2012:

TRYING TO FIND A LEFT FRONT COWLIN FOR MY CART ANYONE THAT HAS BODY PARTS (541) 922- 4660

barack on February 09, 2012:

my nuts itch...

GIL on February 08, 2012:

Just bought an old harley 3 wheel golf cart..do any tops...windshields from other makes fit this?

wes on January 17, 2012:

wana know the price what's a 60s model 3 wheel harley davidson golf cart worth with origional steering wheel not stiring bar. ???

Bruce on December 19, 2011:

I have a 4-wheel Harley Davidson electric golf cart. Runs great $1,300.

Todd on December 14, 2011:

Thank you for the info. I would like to find a vintage HD cart. I appreciate the information for my search.

kirby on October 18, 2011:

bought a harley gas cart and looked up vin#s but mines alittle different, hopefully not fake, anyone know the year of this 4 wheel cart vin 5k 20**7 c7

hunsoot on October 05, 2011:

We have an electric model and are trying to hook up an LED battery status indicator, but cannot figure out the wiring since the batteries are not all in series.

any help would be appreciated.

lizzie on August 24, 2011:

I have a 1978 AMF/Harley Davidson gas powered golf cart for sale body in excelent condition new seats needs motor work asking $1500.00 or best offer (941)586-1417 give me a call with any questions.

Thanks Lizzie

jean-paul bonnieul on May 25, 2011:

hey i got one that run's exelent call me 705 856-2688

it's for sale $2000.00

tim on September 30, 2010:

would like to find out what would be the price of a harley davidson gas golf cart that is running and in pretty good shape.

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