1907 Indian ‘Camelback’
This is a 1907 Indian Motocycle. It is original, it is historical, and it has real pedigree. The original owner of this motorcycle was a Providence RI dealer. This bike was recalled by the factory to change it back to a chain drive from a gear drive. Indian Motorcycle placed this motorcycle in an attic and forgot about it. In 1956 This motorcycle was found in the attic of the original Indian building, and it was removed by a friend of the building’s owner and sold to a gentleman from the area, Romie Lambert, and placed in storage in his barn. (Original bill of sale available).
This bike was then found by Ted Hodgdon President of USA, BSA. Ted had worked for Indian and was aware of the historical value of this motorcycle. Ted was also a founding member of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, and he was intent on preserving this motorcycle.
This 1907 Indian Camelback motorcycle resurfaced in 2001 along with Romie Lambert at the Chester MA motorcycle rally where it received much attention and best of show awards. The bike was also presented at the Indian Motorcycle Museum in Springfield MA winning best of show in Indian Day 2011.
This motorcycle was reviewed and tuned in 2006 by Walker Machine in MA, a noted Indian motorcycle expert. (Invoice available).
This historical motorcycle has a great, proven pedigree. It has a Massachusetts title and is a correctly operating machine with mostly original parts. Very few machines of this year are known to exist with only 2176 total Indian motorcycles produced in 1907.
Paint: Paint is in great shape and believed to be as found in 1956, Unknow if it is factory original.
Sheet Metal: Great condition, well fit and appears to be original except for parts supplied by Walker machine to get the bike running.
Mechanical: This Indian Motorcycle was reviewed by Walkers Machine In MA. They are a renown Indian Motorcycle restorer and parts supplier. Walker Machine tuned this motorcycle and supports its originality and current operating status.
Wheels & Tires: Rims: Original steel clincher rims and spokes.
Title: Clear MA title
Engine # 5781
Frame # N/A
Hagerty Value Guide: https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1907-Indian-Single
- #1 Concours $86,500
- #2 Excellent $63,100
Accessories: As shown on the bike in the pictures including records and receipts.