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Harley-Davidson Golf Carts

Updated on July 7, 2010

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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      dave buski 16 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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      Eric Guerrero 19 months ago

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

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      jimmy cogburn 23 months ago

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

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      jimmy cogburn 23 months ago

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

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      Casey 23 months ago

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

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      Harry G 2 years ago

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

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      Lawrence so 2 years 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

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      Jack Helmick 2 years 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

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      Earnie Peel 2 years 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.

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      Gary Curtis 2 years 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.

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      ron dumm 2 years ago

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

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      Tom Hart 3 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

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      James ross 3 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.

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      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 3 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.

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      Rod Elger 3 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

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      angie 3 years ago

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

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      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

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      Barb Martodam 4 years ago

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

      Vin #. 12501 and 13474

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      rikki lafountain 4 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

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      Marilyn 4 years ago

      above # 814-894-2704

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      Marilyn 4 years ago

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

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      joe 4 years ago

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

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      Michelle 4 years ago

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

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      Doug 4 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

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      Manny Carrera 4 years ago

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

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      Rog (rogbou@aol.com) 5 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

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      james mccrocklin 5 years ago

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

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      jd 5 years ago

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

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      val (valerieteixeira@me.com 5 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??

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      TODD 5 years ago

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

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      Jerry (jtlco@hughes.net 5 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.

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      Lorne Osborne 5 years ago

      Looking for a 3 wheel golf cart in fair condition.

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      mike stagg@hotmail.com 5 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!

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      Myrtle Beach Golf 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      Those are classic! I want one haha.

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      bart 5 years ago

      how do you find the model year?

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      DAN 5 years ago

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

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      barack 5 years ago

      my nuts itch...

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      GIL 5 years ago

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

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      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. ???

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      Bruce 5 years ago

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

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      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.

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      kirby 6 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

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      hunsoot 6 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.

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      lizzie 6 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

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      jean-paul bonnieul 6 years ago

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

      it's for sale $2000.00

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      tim 7 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.