This is a real Class “C” racer “Indian Motorcycle” modified for serious Go, not Show. Once clocked at 98 mph!
This 1936 Sport Scout racer is not a “made for show” Indian racer, like the one that went for $52,000 last year at Las Vegas. This one has the heart of a racer, made for go, and has some history, like when the Unser’s asked me how I knew when to shift when I raced it up Pikes Peak (before it was paved) and they noticed it had no tachometer or speedo, and I answered:
“When your nuts start to vibrate so much your vision blurs, it’s time to shift.” I think that quote made it onto ESPN and some 16,000,000 viewers.
This racer was first raced in the areas around Pennsylvania, TT races, and then dissembled in 1947. It was left dissembled until 1989-1990 when well-known Indian and BMW racer and acclaimed mechanic, Stan Myers, acquired and restored it to racing condition for the current owner for “Pre-1940 Handshift” racing under AHRMA rules. Eventually it saw racing at Daytona (the big track), Sturgis (flat track), and in the famous Race to The Clouds (Pikes Peak). Other road races were at Steamboat Springs and Mead, Colorado. It was last running and entered in the Billings Hill Climb in 2018.This Indian Sport Scout motorcycle is in race trim and has been in the ownership of the seller for over 20 years. Acquired in 1990, first raced it 1991 (Savannah, GA).
As noted above, this motorcycle has some history on the track and race events.
This 1936 Indian Sport Scout Racer is tuned and ready for the next rider!
Indian Red paint with aged patina and sheen. Clean but not polished!
Sheet metal is patinaed, well fit, and has minimal dings, no dents.
Header and tail pipe only.
Last running in July, 2018. It’s a built-up race engine and frame, 45 CI originally, and still is. Shunk cams and intake ports have been "breathed on," as in opened and polished as well as carb opened up. Last rebuild 1997, and not run until 2018. Clutch is original Indian parts. Standard 3 speed Indian Scout transmission.
Wheels & Tires
Rims are 18-inch steel with painted rims and spokes.
Front Tire: Uniroyal MR 80 -18
Rear Tire: Uniroyal MR 80 -18
Clean Montana Title first titled in 2018;
There is also a PA Title signed by former owner in 1990 (that title being dated 1943)
Engine # HCH659
Frame # 636659
Valuation Resource Guide
● Spare chrome air cleaner cover and miscellaneous bits taken off the racer, such as the cast head light mount, center pressure plate for fork dampening;
● 1990’s complete leather racing suit;
● Gloves and boots (both 1990’s era);
● Well-aged trackside boxed tool kit with some spares, like a spare head gasket, spark plugs and assorted tools.
● 4’ x 6’ 1936 INDIAN SPORT SCOUT RACER poster.
● Title copies from 1943 and notarized for sale to current owner in 1990. Eventually titled 2018 by current owner.