1948 Indian Chief Bonneville – Prairie Green — SOLD!

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Buy it Now Price: $$$ SOLD SOLD SOLD $$$ Price Range: $35,000 to $37,250 Inquire About this Motorcycle


This is a very unique, one of 250 Indian Chiefs from 1948 painted in a prairie green color and delivered in 80-inch Bonneville trim.

This bike was found in a barn in the early 80’s. Check the barn picture provided. The bike changed hands twice since then and the current owner decided to make it a runner. Fortunately, he left it as barn fresh as possible. He purchased but did not apply, new fender trim, new exhausts, new green grips, and a new seat. He cleaned what he could, serviced the bike and called it ready. He had trouble starting the bike, so he added the electric start and a 12-volt battery. This bike is a great runner with a new title and an electric start. It is ready for the road!


Less than 36,000 showing on the original speedometer which is working.


Original Prairie Green paint. Paint cleaned up real nice and has some great patina including scratches.

Sheet Metal

Sheet metal is in excellent condition and well fit. All original. Tanks were sent out for cleaning and lining. Great job accomplished including removing some of the dings without bothering the original paint


Minimal chrome which was attended to with some Never Dull and then left alone.


This motorcycle is in outstanding mechanical condition. The engine was free and had lots of compression, so it was soaked in an internal oil batch and placed in service.

Wheels & Tires

Rims are original chrome with Stainless steel spokes and nipples.
Front Tire is a new Avon 500 X 16
Rear Tire is a new Avon 500 X 16


Clear California Title with a non op registration.
Engine # CDH 3462
Frame # 348 346

Valuation Resource Guide

Excellent $42,635
Very Good $22,595

Hagerty Value Guide:
• 1 Concours $35,000
• #2 Excellent $28,000



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