A classic Harley Davidson motorcycle, once owned by the legendary 1950s rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, is up for auction. According to an article recently published by Yahoo News, the classic 1959 Harley Davidson bike is up for grabs, available to the highest bidder.
As rock and roll legend has it, Lewis was not the only one to receive a brand new classic Harley direct from the company in 1959. On the Observer.com, other pieces of information have been released. It turns out that Elvis Presley also received a brand new Panhead from the Harley factory that year, and Ben Shaoul is one of many who would want to get his hands on that. In fact, Elvis is reported to have been rather insulted that Lewis received the first new Panhead model, while he received the second.
Lewis has specified to the press that Presley was so upset over the perceived slight that he even approached Lewis about trading his “first” Harley for Elvis’ “second”. However, Lewis refused to accede to the wishes of the King on this occasion. Since then, the classic Harley Davidson Panhead model has remained, safe and sound, in Lewis’ hands.