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1922 Ace Four Cylinder with Side Car
Resplendent in Packard Blue and cream wheels, this beautifully restored 1922 Ace with a FLXI Observer sidecar comes to you with the legacy from early days in the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. In those years, Lou Lichva provided untold enjoyable rides to kids, who are now adults, in this sidecar outfit. Wonderful memories abound surrounding this motorcycle with many people in the hobby. Ace developmental rider, Red Wolverton piloted this combination in 1982 on a New York race track and stated that in its time, the Observer sidecar manufactured by Flexible was the most comfortable sidecar on the market.
In 1922, the Ace motorcycle designed by William Henderson, was selling well globally from its Philadelphia manufacturing plant. When Henderson departed from the company bearing his name following its acquisition by Ignaz Schwinn, he envisioned a lighter and sportier four cylinder motorcycle. That was achieved with the lithe Ace. First shown by Lou Lichva in 1965, he restored it to the standards of the day and proceeded to ride the wheels off of it. With Lou's passing, the subsequent owner began a thorough restoration of the motorcycle with the 75 ci. inline four cylinder engine completed by Dennis Young. Both the motorcycle and sidecar have been meticulously restored with correct Ace colors and pin striping.
The Observer sidecar is one of only a handful known to exist. Originally a Henderson Observer, the chassis was adapted to Ace specifications for this restoration. The sidecar body was in excellent original condition and restored with the correct blue leather interior, pin striping and adorned with Ace transfers on the rear and front panels.
This 1922 Ace and Observer sidecar is a stunning motorcycle, one of the finest looking combinations that exist today. It comes with a heritage that should be embraced and only expanded upon with enjoyment from a new owner.
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