Indian Chief description
This barn find 1946 Indian Chief was found by a friend of mine in the Carolina hills, It had been in a barn for many decades.
It is in great original condition, the frame and fork are very straight and solid, do dents or road rash on it at all, the fenders and tanks are very nice as well, no rust holes with only a little surface rust and a lot of original paint which should buff out nicely. I've been told this color blue is a 1946 only color, or possibly a 2 year color only. The original tank badges are in very nice condition and very hard to come by. The motor turns very smooth and the cylinders look very nice, it is missing the pistons, the cases look great with no cracks.
I was hoping to finish this bike but don't have time with too many projects getting in the way so this will have to go to a new lucky home.
It is obviously missing a few parts, ie. Trans, headlight, horn, gauge panel, axles etc. The original seat pan has been cut off in the back but I have a nice complete buddy seat if the buyer is interested in it. Handlebar controls and cables all turn smoothly.
Original paint bikes are becoming more and more valuable every day and this is a very worthy project to get running and back on the road as is, or if your the restored bike type, this is a great solid bike that hasn't seen many miles to restore. Or, strip it down, build a racer and bring it to Trog!
Please ask any questions and good luck getting this great Indian barnfind bike.
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