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This is a 1931 Indian 101 Scout. The 101 Scout is an icon in the Indian motorcycle world. It was only made for 4 years and the 1931 model is the last of the build. This motorcycle was the most important acquisition of the owner. The title on this motorcycle states it as a 1931 but the engine number is a 1930 number. The frame number is not correct in the 101 Indian sequence but is used as the VIN on the California Title.
This bike was prepped by John Eagles a few years back and was the last machine that Hobo rode prior to his passing. It was last started in the fall of 2017.
Unknown mileage. This motorcycle WAS RIDDEN LOCALLY by the seller in the last few years.1566 showing on the odometer.
The paint on this motorcycle is a fresh repaint from the late 70’s. It was well applied and well maintained. This paint will take a good shine with a little labor. There are a few chips and scratches.
This is an original sheet metal motorcycle. The sheet metal is well fit and without dents or dings.
There is no chrome on this motorcycle.
The mechanical condition of this motorcycle is excellent. The motorcycle was last serviced by Johnny Eagles in 2012 and it was used by Hobo as a rider for the last years of his riding time. . There is no outward indicator of repairs needed. The engine and drive train are intact and appear to have been operable when parked. The chains are properly in place as are all mechanical parts. No damage noted to the cylinders or heads except a few broken fins near the plugs. This motorcycle could be placed in service with a flush of the lubricants and fresh fuel with a carburetor cleaning and ignition cleaning.
Rims are painted steel with painted spokes and nipples.
Front Tire is Coker 400 X 18 Tires are minimally used and serviceable.
Rear Tire is Coker 400 X 18 minimally used and currently serviceable.
Clear California Title with a non-op registration.
Engine # EGP 1036
Frame # 531 1036
Note: The title on this motorcycle states it as a 1931 but the engine number is a 1930 number. The frame number is not correct in the 101 Indian sequence but is used as the VIN on the California Title.
NADA: Year, model values indicated below:
#1 Excellent $ 38,175 #2 Very Good $19,980 #3 Good $11,395
HAGERTY VALUE GUIDE: Year, Model price values indicated below
#1 Concours $40,000 #2 Excellent $32,000 #3 Good $24,00000
MECUM AUCTIONS: 3 similar comps at $40,000