It has been restored to about 98 percent original, including an 85-horsepower flathead V-8 engine.
Complete frame-off restoration, hunting down the flathead engine and many days walking through swap meets. My father did all the mechanical work, with a little help from my younger brother, the transmission builder.
My father bought it in Minnesota for a move to California; the year purchased was 1955. It’s been in the family a long time.
I picked it for the family memories. It was my dad’s daily driver when I was a kid.
Just following in Dad’s footsteps.
Make sure you have a thick wallet!
I have three old Honda motorcycles, the best one is an early 1960s Honda Dream.
Watching my father drive it after the restoration was complete; that was a very cool day. I also have a nice four-generation photo with Dad, me, my son and grandson.