1999 Excelsior-Henderson Super X with 7 Miles

SOLD FOR: $6,848

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 17, 2023

Winner: k*******e

Winning Bid: $6,400
Buyer Fee: $448
Total: $6,848

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Description

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Back around the turn of the turn of the 20th Century, Excelsior and Henderson were two of the most prominent motorcycle manufacturers in the United States — and for good reason. The former had successfully built the first bike to officially hit 100mph, whereas the latter produced a range of models that proved especially popular with law enforcement. Though Schwinn eventually acquired both companies, the financial hardships of the Great Depression forced their closure in 1931.

Come 1993, the Excelsior and Henderson names finally made their return by way of the Minnesota-based Hanlon Manufacturing Company. In an appeal to American nostalgia, they dubbed the revived brand’s first offering the ‘Super X’ — a nod to the 1929 model bearing the same name.

Under the proverbial hood, the bike boasted a 1,400cc air-cooled V-twin based on a design by British Weslake Engineering. When paired with a five-speed transmission and a toothed rear belt, the block was good for some 63 horsepower and 70lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel. Of course, the big cruiser wasn’t intended for spirited riding; rather, it was meant to charm riders with its retro style. Up front, it featured a leading-link fork meant to resemble the setup found on its ancestor. In addition to four prominent legs running through the fender, it sported a pair of gas-filled damping cartridges.

While production of the Super X began in 1999, unfortunately, the second incarnation of Excelsior-Henderson was as doomed as the first. The .com bubble of the 1990s meant that the Hanlon Manufacturing Company could not secure its next round of funding, and the remaining assets were sold off. Upon closure, only 1,952 Super X’s had been produced over two years.

Manufactured in May of 1999, this example is VIN: 5EH1HCX00XB000712, Engine #: 000712. The seller acquired the bike four years from a private party in El Cajon. He is the second owner. He reports that the bike “has always been stored inside, in a climate-controlled garage.”


It is #712 out of the “initial Production Series.”

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately four miles. The odometer shows seven miles.

Modifications:
This Super X appears to be completely stock.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on its original Dunlop Flite II tires.

The sale includes two keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:






Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Excelsior-Henderson is offered on its original MSO. Have any Super X stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1999

Make

Excelsior-Henderson

Model

Super X

Mileage

Seven

VIN

5EH1HCX00XB000712

Title

MSO

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 37

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: k*******e

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
k*******e May 17, 2023 6:18 am PDT $6,400
b*****7 May 17, 2023 6:18 am PDT $6,300 Auto
b*****7 May 16, 2023 5:58 pm PDT $6,201 Reserve
k*******e May 16, 2023 5:47 pm PDT $6,200 Auto
b*****7 May 16, 2023 5:47 pm PDT $6,100
k*******e May 16, 2023 3:57 pm PDT $6,000 Auto
b*****7 May 16, 2023 3:57 pm PDT $5,900
k*******e May 16, 2023 3:53 pm PDT $5,800 Auto
b*****7 May 16, 2023 3:53 pm PDT $5,700
k*******e May 16, 2023 3:14 pm PDT $5,400
t*******2 May 15, 2023 9:28 pm PDT $5,300
k*******e May 15, 2023 9:28 pm PDT $5,200 Auto
k*******e May 15, 2023 9:27 pm PDT $5,100 Auto
t*******2 May 15, 2023 9:27 pm PDT $5,000
k*******e May 15, 2023 7:13 pm PDT $4,800 Auto
b*****7 May 15, 2023 7:13 pm PDT $4,700
k*******e May 15, 2023 8:39 am PDT $4,300 Auto
b*****7 May 15, 2023 8:39 am PDT $4,200
k*******e May 15, 2023 12:46 am PDT $3,875 Auto
t*******2 May 15, 2023 12:46 am PDT $3,775
k*******e May 14, 2023 9:59 pm PDT $3,600 Auto
b*****7 May 14, 2023 9:59 pm PDT $3,500
k*******e May 14, 2023 9:29 am PDT $3,100
b*****7 May 14, 2023 9:29 am PDT $3,000 Auto
b*****7 May 14, 2023 9:28 am PDT $2,600
t*******2 May 14, 2023 9:28 am PDT $2,500 Auto
t*******2 May 13, 2023 6:49 pm PDT $2,100
b*****7 May 13, 2023 6:49 pm PDT $2,000 Auto
b*****7 May 11, 2023 6:28 am PDT $1,800 Auto
s******b May 11, 2023 6:28 am PDT $1,700
b*****7 May 11, 2023 6:26 am PDT $1,600
s******b May 11, 2023 6:26 am PDT $1,500 Auto
s******b May 11, 2023 5:57 am PDT $850
b*****7 May 11, 2023 5:57 am PDT $750 Auto
b*****7 May 10, 2023 11:10 pm PDT $600
t*******2 May 10, 2023 11:10 pm PDT $500 Auto
t*******2 May 10, 2023 1:56 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 10, 2023 1:22 pm PDT
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