1948 Indian Chief 348 Restored Matching Numbers, Great Running Condition!

1948 Indian Chief

Price: US $13,100.00
Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Make: Indian
Model: Chief
SubModel: 348
Type: Cruiser
Year: 1948
Mileage: 1
VIN: 3486906
Color: White/Red
Engine size: 1200 cc
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1948 Indian Chief 348 Description 1948 Indian Chief 348 Motor and frame are matching numbers Personal bike of former Indian Motorcycle dealership in Cortez, ol. Original repair and overhaul manual included Previous owner stored cycle since 2003 in climate-controlled basement Redone seat and two-tone paint; rebuilt speedometer New exhaust system

MotoeXotica Classic Cars’ latest showroom addition is our fully-restored 1948 Indian Chief 348 motorcycle. This bike was the personal motorcycle of Larry Melcher who owned Melcher Indian Motorcycle dealership in Cortez, olo., ack in the day. The previous owner purchased the cycle from Melcher who owned and maintained the bike for many a year, ost likely since new!

Indian is a U.S. brand of Motorcycles headquartered in Massachusetts from 1901-1953. The Scout and the Chief models were Indian’s two biggest sellers. After bankruptcy in 1953, ecades went by before Polaris Industries purchased Indian Motorcycles in 2011.In 1940, ll Indian Chief models were fitted with large skirted fenders which eventually became the Indian trademark. The new frame was superior to rival Harley-Davidson’s unsprung rear end. All ’40s Chiefs were comfortable and capable of more than 100 mph rides when tuned.

MotoeXotica has acquired an inter-war era Indian Chief bike. This 1948 motorcycle has had an extensive nut-and-bolt restoration by Mr. Melcher. The previous owner bought the motorcycle in 2001, nd since ’03 the Chief has been kept in a climate-controlled basement. The motor and frame are matching numbers, aking this cycle very rare and highly original.

New parts on this Chief are pistons, ings, ins, rings, alve guides, alve keepers, alve covers, alve springs, alve collars, ylinder gaskets, ead gaskets, ase gaskets, ylinder sleeves, enerator belt, egulator, iring harness, am case line, ender light complete, ims, pokes, eat springs, ront and rear safety guards and more.The previous owners went to great lengths to help restore and maintain this ’40s classic. Restoration includes – but is not limited to – leather seat, new two-tone Red and White paintjob and a rebuilt speedometer. The exhaust system is new, nd there are receipts documenting this work. There are even letters from the previous owner to the companies that helped restore his bike. Descriptions of how each part was fixed or restored are documented as well. Labor tally sheets show at least 71 hours went into the restoration and repair. The original repair and overhaul manual from the ’40s is included.

The engine this Chief has is new and rebuilt with 1,200 CC. The motor and body numbers are matching, aking this motorcycle even more valuable and rare! This bike is in good running condition! If you’re looking for a classic, ell-cared for motorcycle to spice up your collection or for a fun weekend ride, otoeXotica has your solution with this 1948 Indian Chief 348. GET OUT AND DRIVE!

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Specifications Asking Price: $26,900 Miles: VIN: 3486906 Year: 1948 Make: Indian Model: Chief Title: Clear Warranty: No Condition: Used Options: Engine: V Twin Transmission: Manual Body: Motorcycle Doors: Stock Number: 141008 Lot Number: Exterior: Red/White Interior: Video

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