Oli’s 1948 EL
I bought this bike from the First owner’s son. His dad was a Belgian citizen, taken prisoner by the german troops and liberated by the American souldiers in ’44. He emigrated with them to the US. Bought the bike new in 48 and took it back to Belgium in 49. Funny detail, customers service tax label is still on the bike today. He rode it until the early seventies, than gave it to his son who was going to restore it, which he luckyly never did. It took me 5 years to buy it from him. the Bike was in pieces but complete. A 48 Pan is pretty rare, a 48 EL even more, not to talk about original paint 48’s. And a barn find original paint 48EL here in Belgium is an absolutely rarity. I was lucky to find it and a long time dream came true. Keep on searching for those treasures, cause they’re out there, somewhere…..