Henderson Custom 1930

Sitting low on 10-inch wheels, its chassis was fully enclosed in a gracefully shaped shell that began with a rounded nose and grille similar to a ’34 Chrysler Airflow, and ended with a boat-tail reminiscent of the Auburn Speedster. Between, was a Coke-bottle-shaped body with a low seat for a single passenger.
By virtue of its small wheels, some people have referred to Courtney’s creation as a “scooter.” But its big four-cylinder engine makes it hard to think of the creation as anything less than a true motorcycle, since it is powered by a 1,300cc four-cylinder engine from a Henderson Model KJ.
The flowing bodywork was shaped entirely by Courtney from steel, using a power hammer. The hidden chassis has a modified Henderson KJ fork in front and a complicated suspension system in back derived from the auto industry. The machine also features hydraulic brakes.
The finished product is so breathtaking that it’s difficult to do it justice in photographs. The graceful curves are seductive, and from every angle, new subtleties appear in the continuity of its form.
The streamlined Henderson was a pure concept vehicle, built to express modern concepts and Courtney’s artistic vision. The conservative motorcycle community of the era did not understand it. References to it in print often used the term “Buck Rogers,” treating it like something out of a futuristic cartoon.

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Source: http://motoblogn.blogspot.com.br/2012/08/1930-henderson-custom.html