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Sold 1940 Schwinn Standard Autocycle Restored...1st year for new Schwinn features..

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Price
4500.00
Location
California
Zipcode
90277

bobcycles

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Here's a nice one. A 1940 Schwinn standard Autocycle with the locking truss fork in Coach Green and Ivory.
I restored this bike some 8 or so years ago, it sold, but was recently acquired back in a trade that just happened.
Bike was stored indoors, looks like the day it was finished. 100% restoration of the bicycle to how it would have
appeared on the dealer floor.
Much time and effort AND expense went into resurrecting a bicycle where the parts on board are not only
very scarce but quite spendy once located if you're even fortunate enough to find the parts.
This 1940 is also a 1st for Schwinns' more "modern" look and styling with the debut of the built in fender light (w/patent decal
on the b side of light), 1st year for the Straight bar embossed streamlined tank, and also the new drum brakes
in this case the Hi-lo expander replacing the Forewheel 37' drum brakes used up to this time, the brake lever
was also a new design launching in 1940. A very unique bicycle with the early profile fenders that went to the larger width in
1941.
This bike is just killer, this is a pretty much 100% all original parts restoration aside from tubes and the battery
holder under the light lid. Fully restored with new chrome plating, nickel plating where applicable, and cad plating.
The tires are the correct and beautiful original impossible to find Good Year G3 White walls. Fully restored
Original Torrington 10 pedals, including the blocks, no repro stuff. EA bakelite horn in the tank, 1st year
for the Stepped rack reflector, and mint Schwinn glass fender reflector. The drop center wheels are the
correct newer profile, more straight sided. B-1 Leather saddle fully restored, NOS 'The World' head badge,
NOS and correct for 1940, Ball end grips. Single stage NO clear coat factory looking finish in enamel.
To source the parts to build a bike and restore it to this level....I guarantee would cost a considerable amount
more than the asking price. But then...aren't most of good original or restored top shelf Balloon bikes grossly
undervalued? They represent the most innovative and decorative time in Cycle manufacturing in the world,
not just the US. And I'll always hammer that home...NO where in the world were bicycles manufactured
with the styling and audacity of streamlining and art deco design that American Balloon tire bikes of the mid 30s thru
1950s were. The hours of work to restore bicycles like this as accurately as possible is ridiculous, but the reward
once completed makes it all worth while.

4500.00 plus assembled delivery which varies based on location.

[email protected]
or pm here.


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