- Costa Mesa, CA
- 6 months
As 1942 was a war year, a very limited number of civilian-model motorcycles were produced, with civilian automobile and motorcycle production ending officially on february 9, 1942. Scout or "30. 50" (model 542) had the fewest produced, with at least 35 manufactured. These truly are the last of the pre-war indians and the last genuine civilian models produced under dupont ownership. These are not to be confused with "essential use" models which were devoid of chrome and painted in limited colors or converted military models such as the 741. Scout were discontinued following this production run and are, therefore, the "last of the breed". The earlier production models of this collection (jr scout and indian 4) retained the "teardrop" tank badges while the later production models of this collection (sport scout and chief) came with the "lollipop" style tank badges which were last used on 1946 indian chiefs. This collection of 1942 indian civilian models may be the only such complete collection in the world. _________________________ mileageall of these 4 models have limited mileage since restoration. The paint was properly prepared and properly applied by professional painters. Scout and sport scout were prepped and painted by jimmy rader. Sheet metalall sheet metal is either original or provided by iron horse corral where needed, is well prepared and well fit. Chromefull chrome on the 1942 civilian models. The chrome is excellently prepared and in great shape. Mechanicalall these motorcycles were correctly restored by a knowledgeable indian motorcycle restorer and mechanic. They are complete, correctly built and in running condition. All have 3-speed transmissions. The engines for the jr. Scout and sport scout were built by doug burnett and come with a limited warranty from burnett. Wheels & tiresrims: vary by modelfront tire: varies by modelrear tire: varies by model title(from various states)engine # edb114; fdb336; cdb280; ddb160frame # 542114; 642336; 342280; 442160 nada-- jr. Scout (500cc v-twin): no price estimate due to extreme rarity. Estimated value $30,000-- sport scout (750cc v-twin): no price estimated due to limited civilian production. Estimated value $30,000-- chief (1200cc v-twin): no price estimated due to limited civilian production. Scout: cast tank emblems instead of factory decals. Engine is built to 42ci (700cc) specs using indian motoplane cylinders (very rare) with stock output increased from 12hp to about 20hp. Retains original engine appearance. Painted indian red, the only color offered on this model with black painted rims. Sport scout: two-tone paint (fallon brown over indian red) with black painted rims. Chief: kashan green with black painted rims. Rear crash barindian 4: yellow with chromed rims and whitewall tires, same for sidecar. Lightbar with two additional lamps, crocker steering damper, buddy seat clip on rear fender, covered spare tire mounted on sidecar. Sidecar also has a fitted passenger cover and the all-weather cover and windscreen, an option in 1942 (unfitted but new, never used) plus chrome crash bars (unfitted but new, never used).
999 Miles✔ 3-speed Gearbox✔ Crash bar✔ Spare tire✔ Light bar✔ Sidecar✔ Bars light