Harley-Davidson Golf Carts

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

Comments 46 comments

tim 6 years ago

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.

jean-paul bonnieul 5 years ago

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

it's for sale $2000.00

lizzie 5 years ago

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

hunsoot 5 years ago

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.

kirby 5 years ago

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

Todd 5 years ago

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

Bruce 5 years ago

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

wes 5 years ago

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

GIL 4 years ago

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

barack 4 years ago

my nuts itch...

DAN 4 years ago


bart 4 years ago

how do you find the model year?

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Myrtle Beach Golf 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Those are classic! I want one haha.

mike stagg@hotmail.com 4 years ago

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!

Lorne Osborne 4 years ago

Looking for a 3 wheel golf cart in fair condition.

Jerry (jtlco@hughes.net 4 years ago

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.

TODD 4 years ago

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

val (valerieteixeira@me.com 4 years ago

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??

jd 4 years ago

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

james mccrocklin 4 years ago

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

Rog (rogbou@aol.com) 4 years ago

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

Manny Carrera 4 years ago

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

Doug 3 years ago

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

Michelle 3 years ago

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

joe 3 years ago

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

Marilyn 3 years ago

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

Marilyn 3 years ago

above # 814-894-2704

rikki lafountain 3 years ago

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

Barb Martodam 3 years ago

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

Vin #. 12501 and 13474

David 3 years ago

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

angie 2 years ago

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

Rod Elger 2 years ago

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

hellow. I have a 1966 electric HD in good condition. everything works.. has a lot of power. just bought new charger.. its a blast to ride on beach. if interested email me at tscoot05@yahoo.com . than 2 years ago

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.

James ross 2 years ago

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.

Tom Hart 2 years ago

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

ron dumm 2 years ago

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

Gary Curtis 22 months ago

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.

Earnie Peel 22 months ago

'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.

Jack Helmick 21 months ago

I have a white vintage with canopy and beverage cart-good condition, runs great, gas powered in Spokane, WA 509-994-4089 Will sell for $1000

Lawrence so 18 months ago

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

Harry G 17 months ago

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

Casey 14 months ago

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

jimmy cogburn 13 months ago

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

jimmy cogburn 13 months ago

1975D h.d. golf cart with steering wheel call 828 734-0710 or email at cogburnjimmy@gmail.com

Eric Guerrero 10 months ago

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

dave buski 7 months ago

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?

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