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This 1946 Indian Chief motorcycle was purchased in San Diego in 1998. It had been recently restored and power plant had been rebuilt. It is correct Indian red. This Indian chief has a 1946 Indian frame 346 2196 (VIN) and a rebuilt 1940 Indian Motor . CDO 116
This Indian Chief has completed numerous AMCA Road runs including the Borrego Springs Winter Road run and a few in the Pacific North West.
This motorcycle has completed several AMCA road runs and is reliable. It was last serviced early June to get it ready for sale. An excellent 100-mile break in ride was completed in the Lake Tahoe area to ensure that it is road worthy June of 2018.
Unknown how many miles on rebuild assembly. Believed to be less than 2,000 miles.
Paint: This is an older restoration repaint. Minimal scratches and good sheen but there are strong areas where the paint has flaked off; spots noted on front fender,under the left side tank, and around the filler neck.
Sheet metal is in excellent condition and well fit. Appears to be all original sheet metal except for the front fender. Close examination reveals that the front fender is a fiberglass fender, possibly from the batch made up by Bob Stark in the 70’s. PRICE DISCOUNTED BECAUSE OF THE FRONT FENDER. The gas tanks have been previously lined with cream and currently show no signs of leaking.
Chrome is in great shape and takes a good polishing.
This motorcycle is in good mechanical condition. It has less than 2,000 miles in the power plant since the rebuild. Nothing is known of the builder. The engine starts easy, sounds good, and runs very smooth through the gears.
Bad gas left in the carb means that it needs to be cleaned
Rims are Chromed Steel with Stainless Steel Spokes and Nipples.
Front Tire is 16-inch
Rear Tire is 16-inch
TITLE: Washington Title
Engine # CDO 116
Frame # 346 2196 (non matching)
NADA: This bike would rate as Very Good to Excellent
• Excellent $38,820
• Very Good $21,105
HAGERTY VALUE GUIDE: This bike would rate as Very Good to Excellent.
• #2 Excellent $28,000
• #3 Good $21,000