1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint
1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint

1930 Indian Model 402 - Four Cylinder - Original Paint

Regular price$200,000.00
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Motorcycle Details:
Year: 
1930
Make:  Indian
Model:  402
Color:  Black
Engine Size:  1265cc
Cylinders:  4
Transmission:  3 Speed
VIN Number:  EA 1097
Frame Number:  No frame numbers on 1930 Fours until 1931 year
Motorcycle Currently Registered:  Yes
Ownership:  Clear Title in Owners Name
Location:  Northern Washington


Motorcycle Conditions:

Sheet Metal:  
The conditions of the sheet metal could be described as decent considering the that all the sheet metal on the bike is 95 years old. The fenders, tool box, battery box and chain guard are in clean condition. The original tank has a small dent below the speedometer, but does not detract from the overall presentation of the bike.


Paint Condition:
The paint appears to be scratched on every surface to some degree or another as the undercoating and or the bare sheet metal is exposed in places where the original paint has flaked away.


Chrome / Nickle / Misc. Plating Condition:
The original chromium plating is still seen on the shifter, but it appears that the shifter has been cropped short and rotated 90 degrees away from the tank, so that the shifter knob points toward the right. The plating on the intake manifold, cylinders, nuts, etc. is flaking in some spots due to the elements, but is largely intact. The gas tank has a syringe attached (possibly from a 1920's Chief) so that you can syphon
some gas into the syringe and inject it into the cylinders. This might not be original to the bike as I don't see a way to inject it like you would on a 1920's Chief where the spigots are attached to the cylinders. The plating on this has a nice patina.

Wheel and Tire Condition:
Front Wheel Size and Make 18 drop center
Rear Wheel Size and Make 18 drop center
Rear Tire Size and Make 400x18 Coker "Indian Script" tires
Rear Tire Size and Make 400-18 Coker "Indian Script" tires

These are not the original tires as the originals were rotted and the tubes did not hold air. The rims are in decent shape. You can see scratches on them from road debris and wear, they are the original black paint that would come standard from the factory.


Mechanical Condition:
The engine kicks over easily and you can feel the compression as you follow through with you foot. Nice and loose, it should be easy to start with the original correct carburetor and new float. A new copper fuel line has been provided from the tank to the carb.


Additional Descriptions of Motorcycle:
From my research, I believe the following to be true:
This motorcycle was special ordered from the Indian Factory in Springfield, Mass. by Detective James Stevens of Rensselaer, NY. May 29th 1930 started as a regular day with detective Stevens arriving at work approximately two blocks away from the Rensselaer bank. The 70 year old was first to respond when alarm sounded of a bank robbery in process. Instead of riding his Indian four to the scene he got up and ran the two blocks to the bank. As he entered the bank, the lights had been turned off and it appeared as if nobody was inside.  He turned to step out the door and Leonard Scarnici stepped out from behind a column and was shot in the back of the head and killed. Scarnici got the electric chair for this a few years later, back when they tried, convicted & sentenced you to death, only for it to be carried out within the year.

In 1950, a junk dealer happened to be at a motel near Rensselaer, NY and he called the police because someone was trying to get into his covered trailer to steal something. The police arrived, but the man was long gone. The asked the junk dealer what it was that he had in the trailer, so he went to show them. Inside the trailer, it was full of old Indian and Harley motorcycles, but mostly Indian fours. One of the officers said, "Hey we have one of those down at the station." The junk dealer asked if he could take a look
and followed them there. The junk dealer made an offer right on the spot picked up the 1930 Indian four police bike seen in these photos. Not much is known on who owned the bike after that, but a man in Mukilteo who died in 1999 happened to be the owner of this bike and many other 1936 & 37 Chiefs. All the bikes were stored at a farm south of Tacoma, WA. for over 20 years, before they were discovered and purchased. I purchased this bike from the man who found the horde and have had it ever since.