1948 INDIAN CHIEF ROADMASTER MOTORCYCLE - 22162 Sold* at Scottsdale 2004 - Lot #156 1948 INDIAN CHIEF ROADMASTER MOTORCYCLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/22162/22162_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #156

1948 INDIAN CHIEF ROADMASTER MOTORCYCLE

Auction Scottsdale 2004
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 156
Year 1948
Make INDIAN CHIEF
Model
Style ROADMASTER MOTORCYCLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN C2158
Exterior Color YELLOW/ WHITE/ BLACK
Interior Color
Cylinders 0
Engine Size 0
Transmission
Description

Lot #156 - Many U.S. motorcycle manufacturers had come and gone in the 1920's, 30's and 40's. By 1948 only Indian and Harley Davidson were still in business, and Indian was struggling! These Indians were known to be smoother and faster than the Harleys but also more expensive to build and buy. By 1953 Indian would cease production, leaving only Harley Davidson as a U.S. builder. Only a few Indian Chiefs were given the full dress "Roadmaster" treatment in 1948. 74 cubic inch V-Twin engine. Full frame-off restoration by Glenn Shaffer.
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