First Crocker V-Twin?? Bigsby Special!
1936 Crocker V-Twin Prototype SN: 36-61-A Built by P.A. Bigsby, Al Crocker’s #1 Designer, pattern make and fabricator.
This Crocker V-Twin prototype engine was installed in an early Harley-Davidson frame with Harley transmission, girder forks and Henderson aluminum tanks prior to Al Crocker building his own frames. The prototype V-Twin was then given the SN 36-61-A… the letters designated pre-production special features.
* Bronze timing cover
*Special early Hemi heads with the ‘Bigsby’ name on the Rocker covers
*Special oil pump etc,.
Engine was subsequently rebuilt by George Hood and is in running condition. The story behind the story and a very important and unique historical motorcycle!
- NOT FOR STREET USE
- OFFERED ON A BILL OF SALE
- Crocker Special Board track racer replica
- Possibly the first Crocker Hemi Head V-Twin engine
- Thought to be Paul A. Bigsby's test engine
- Some reproduction engine parts by Jim Lattin
- Engine cradled in a modified Harley Davidson frame with a special girder front end
- Engine rebuilt by George Hood
- Light weight Crocker Special, approximately 70ci with special cams
- Running condition
- Engine # 36-61-A
This bike will be auctioned at the Mecum auction in January, I believe it will go for around $300K give or take a nickel
Mr. Bigsby on an early Crocker