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This 1950 Indian Chief is an 80-inch specimen built at the end of the second series of builds in 1950. Indian changed their numbering system mid-year, therefore this is a second series numbered bike. At the number C-2441 the bikes all went to the PDNYC. It is unknown what the last number for civilian use was issued. This is number C-2405 so it is one of the last civilian bikes built in 1950.
This Indian Chief has been in possession of this family since the early 80’s. It was a freshly restored bike at the time. The bike had the transmission rebuilt in 2015 by Kiwi.
Limited use since then because of health, this bike has been indoors in a garage since. The bike is in need of a service to be a rider, it was running when parked. The bike has an Iowa Title and Registration.
Pictures taken Sept 15, 2022. Bike was barely dusted off.
Mileage: 2256 showing on a working speedometer.
Paint: Paint is in great condition with minimal storage flaws noted. Candy apple red is not an Indian correct color, but it is beautiful!
Sheet Metal: Sheet metal is in excellent condition and well fit. No dings or dents noted. Check the pictures carefully. The front fender is a customized touch.
Chrome: Chrome is in need of attention. Rust spots evident in a few places.
Tires and Rims:
Rims are chrome steel with chrome steel spokes and nipples.
Front Tire is Avon 3.25 X 19 Speedmaster
Rear Tire is Armstrong 500 X 16
Mechanical: This power plant was last serviced by Kiwi back in 2015, or so. It was run a few times during the summer months upon its return and ran great. It was put away about that time and has not started or run since. It has been kicked through, engine is free.
Title: Clear Iowa Title and Current Registration
Engine # C 2405
Case # Match 69
Frame # Info coming soon!
Indian Serial Data Source to verify the change in numbering on a 1950 Indian Chief:
Year: 1950 Model: 350
Eng #: C2001-C2500
Frame #: C2001-C2500
Chief 80ci, 2nd series, numbers changed C2441-C2500 sent to PDNYC Police
NADA: 1950 Indian Chief — NADA Valuation
Very Good $31,600
Hagerty Value Guide: 1950 Indian Chief — Hagerty Valuation
Very Good $27,500
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