Indian

Four-Cylinder Motorcycle: 1938 Indian Four

You’ve probably heard of the Indian Motorcycle Company but did you know they built a bike with a big four-cylinder strapped to it?!! This was an expensive bike when new (as much as a car) so there weren’t a… more»

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Original 1940 Indian With Fresh Inline-Four!

If anyone ever had any doubts about the desirability of vintage motorcycles, a few of the classic Harley-Davidsons that we have featured in recent times here at Barn Finds should provide a graphic insight into this desirability. However, if… more»

Boneyard Find? Rare 1958 Indian Lance Mark II

There’s a weird and wonderful history of the “Indian” motorcycle including how that venerable brand intertwines with one of the true heroes of WWII, the “Flying Flea.”  Huh?  More on that below–our subject machine above retains its original Sahara… more»

1947 Indian Chief Barn Find

This 1947 Indian Chief is a numbers-matching motorcycle, but restoring it could potentially be a significant undertaking. However, if you have limited space in your workshop, it could be the perfect project to tackle. It is a classic that… more»

“Essential Use” 1944 Indian Chief

During World War II, most U.S. manufacturing was geared toward the war effort and production for civilians was very limited. Some items were able to be siphoned off if they were considered “essential use.” Basically, if a law enforcement… more»

Dirt Track Special: 1940 Indian Scout

When I first saw the ad for this 1940 Indian Scout racer, I thought I was just going to be doing an update on the 1940 Indian I wrote about way back in 2015, which you can check out… more»

Former Museum Exhibit: 1937 Indian Scout/Chief

Sometimes it seems that Indian Motorcycles have had more lives than Lazarus. There are various incarnations but the focus here is on an original, a 1937 Scout 750 that was was part of the “Wheels Through Time” museum exhibit… more»

“Ol’ Smokey” 1946 Indian Chief Firefighter Bike!

This is probably one of the most unique 1946 Indian motorcycles on the planet! Not only is it an awesome vintage bike, but it is outfitted to be a firefighter bike! Named “Ol’ Smokey” it can be found here… more»

Bad Bobber: 1946 Indian Chief Motorcycle

We normally stick to four-wheeled finds around here at Barn Finds, but every once in a while we stumble upon motorcycles that deserve a mention. This 1946 Indian Chief is one of them. It has been parked since the… more»

Museum Piece: 1942 Indian 841

We recently featured a 1934 Indian factory hill-climber here on Barn Finds. That bike was part of the massive collection of bikes from the Wheels Through Time museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. It appears they are selling a few… more»

1934 Indian One-Off Factory Hillclimber!

It’s not very often a rare piece of motorcycle history is up for sale, let alone a museum exhibit. Well, this 1934 Indian is both and it could be yours! Found here on eBay with a current bid of just… more»

Post-War Project: 1948 Indian Chief

If you’ve seen or heard anything about classic motorcycles, it’s the details that make all the difference. An incorrect headlight, speedometer, engine heads, or any other parts can be very expensive and hard to find. If you are planning… more»

Get to Virginia: Classic Auto Auction in Bedford!

If you’re in the Virginia area, there’s a classic car, truck, and motorcycle auction happening on October 5 in Bedford that may be worth checking out. It’s being held at the Bedford Lions Club and looks to have a… more»

Swedish Barn Find! 1924 Indian Big Chief

This amazing 1924 Indian Big Chief is an unrestored barn find! Originally sold new in Sweden, it is up for auction at Mecum Las Vegas on Friday, January 25th. The amazing bike can be found here on Hemmings.com and… more»

Preserved Icon: 1948 Indian Chief

The 1948 Indian Chief motorcycle is an icon among vintage machinery, synonymous with the vast empire of American-made bikes that existed following WWII. The Indian factory was located in Springfield, Mass., and with even Harley-Davidson struggling to stay afloat… more»

Last Of The Mohicans: 1953 Indian Chief Police Special

Indian was a well revered American brand before ceasing production in 1953. This Indian Chief Police Special has lived an interesting life as a Police bike where it was then decommissioned and spent nearly 40 years in an equipment… more»