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Lot 312: 1941 Indian Scout "Bobber" 57ci

Sale of Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams & Butterfields (12 November 2005)

Although the name "bobber" originally referred to the shortened or bobbed fenders, it has come to mean any period-customized motocycle with a standard frame. "Chopper", on the other hand pertains to modification of the frame and other components. This bobber was restored by craftsman Jim Crocker and is very well presented, attracting crowds at motorcycles shows. The build consists of an Indian 741 frame and engine cased, Chief flywheels, and Indian Sport Scout 45ci heads and cylinders. The resultant engine has a 57 cubic inch capacity. Other period components of the machine are 741 military gas tanks, Chief rear fender, Chief bars with risers, 16" Kelsey Hayes wheels and Moto headlamp, both proper Indian. Period customer motocycles are American folk art, and few have survived. This presents an opportunity to own a very useable period custom American motocycle

Lot Details
Auction Sale of Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams & Butterfields, Petersen Museum, Los Angeles, CA
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number312
Estimate$12000-$18000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$16000
Hammer Price (inc premium)$18400
Year1941
Condition rating0
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