Very clean, very original, matching numbers 1948 Indian Chief in first class running condition. Odometer shows just over 2100 miles, but actual mileage is unknown. The previous owner says the engine was rebuilt by friend of his who builds flat-head Fords to run at Bonneville. The engine work included porting and polishing inlets, new valve springs, high-compression pistons, high-lift cams with lightened followers, a rebuilt distributor and rebuilt Bonneville carb. Less than 500 miles have been put on the bike since the rebuild. A new wiring harness and ignition switch from Jerry Greer's Indian have recently been installed, plus new battery. Original horn and all lights, including Indian head on front fender, in good working order. Paint work is excellent overall, some patina on chrome and fasteners, including some rust on front fork springs. Tires are in good condition but brand new set of Shinko wide whites are included. To get good idea of the overall condition of this bike, please see the accompanying pictures. To view short video of this Indian running, do YouTube search for 1948 Indian Chief Running Demo.
Before bidding, please makesure that you understand that if you win the auction you must:a) pay the deposit ofUS$1000 by PayPal within 48 hours of the auction ending;b) pay the remainingbalance of the purchase price by bank draft/funds transfer, or by cash inperson – and not by PayPal - within days of the auctionending;c) assume responsibilityfor making any necessary pick-up or shipping arrangements. This bike is also listedfor sale locally, so auction may end early if sold to local buyer. The bike is located in Canada, but the seller will be happy to assist US buyer with making arrangements for shipping into the US.