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1947 Indian Chief


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Buy it Now Price: $30,500 Price Range: $25,500 to $28,750 Inquire About this Motorcycle


This 1947 Indian Chief has been in possession of the current owner since 2006. It was purchased from a contractor in Lake Matthews CA which is a few miles from Bob Stark’s compound in Perris California. The motorcycle was moved from there to be restored by Bob Stark. It has less than 2,000 miles on a new engine.

This motorcycle runs great and has been lightly used by the current owner because of health issues. It’s time to move the bike to a new aficionado. This beautiful motorcycle has been stored indoors its entire life and has been pampered and well cared for.

Some historical paperwork and a trophy will accompany the bike to the new owner.


1927 miles showing on the working odometer.


Red & Black with a Gold pin stripe. Paint is in excellent condition and tales a great shine. There is a storage scratch noted on the left tank. Minor road chips to be expected. No Scratches noted. The pictures have false illusions from the lights!

Sheet Metal

All original and in excellent fit. No dings or dents noted.


Chrome is in excellent condition. It needs some polish. Extras include chrome springer front end.


This motorcycle is in excellent mechanical condition. It would need a service to get it ready for road use because of the length of time in since the last use approx. 2 years. Last service was completed by a classic Indian specialist in Stanton CA; John Bibbens.

Wheels & Tires

Rims: Rims are chromed steel with chrome spokes and nipples.
Front Tire: Avon MK II in serviceable condition
Rear Tire: Avon MKII in serviceable condition


Clear California Title with current registration
Engine # CDG 416
Frame # 347 416


Excellent $40,180
Very Good $21,505
Good $15,065

Hagerty Value guide:
• #1 Concours $35,000
• #2 Excellent $28,000
• #3 Good $21,000


Some historical paperwork including the DMV title transfer from Contractor to sell in 2006. Some write-ups, and a Best of Show trophy among other items.

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