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Lot 613
1942 Indian Sport Scout Motorcycle


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• Rare, 1 of fewer than 300 produced
• Beautifully and fully restored
• An excellent example of one of America's most iconic motorcycles

Over its early years of existence, the Indian Motorcycle company displayed extraordinary resilience as its trailblazing success in innovation and on the racetrack continued despite the advent of the Great Depression and two world wars. In fact, not only did the brand survive these tumultuous times, but it also thrived, building some of the most iconic and cult-like following motorcycles to ever grace the pavement of the American road.

This expertly restored 1942 Indian Sport Scout is an excellent example of one of America's most iconic motorcycles. Number 236 out of fewer than 300 produced in ‘42, this Indian is a true rarity. Nearly all of the restoration was completed using orignal and OEM parts. Some additional components were borrowed from earlier Indian models such as the 1939 style grips and Indian script outer primary covers. The bike still retains its original fork and frame, as well as headlights. This Indian’s restoration story takes place in multiple states across the country. The engine and tranny were both built by Doug Burnett in California, a well-known Indian motorcycle powerplant builder. Also, while in California, Jimmy Radar applied the beautiful and correct Fallon Brown and Indian Red paint. During the process, the chrome oil pump was rebuilt, a correct 642 linker was found and attached and only point correct sheet metal was used. The final assembly and fine-tuning of the engine would take place in Indianapolis, Indiana at Indian Keith’s Motorcycle Shop. Under the current owner's watchful eyes for the last five years, he made sure to keep all the receipts and paperwork pertaining to the restoration. After the break-in miles were carefully exercised, this rare 1942 Indian Sport Scout was tucked away in our consignor's living room where it was proudly displayed for onlookers and guests. It has recently been awakened and runs quite nicely. A work of art on two wheels, this Indian stands ready to be enjoyed on a beautiful day, or proudly displayed among significant automobile and motorcycle collections.

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