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A Beautiful Vintage1938 Restored Indian Chief Motorcycle

Join Irv Byers as he shows off his restored 1938 Indian Chief motorcycle. His brother bought it in 1940 from a Rockford, Il dealer and its stayed in the family ever since.

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This vintage cruiser wears its factory Apache Blue and Navejo Grey paint option which was a one year only feature.

The slumbering Chief was awakened from its resting spot and, after basic cleaning and maintenance, the 1,200cc, two-cylinder engine fired up.


Despite its vintage nature, this majestic cruiser does see regular use by both riding father and son. The odometer now reads 36,800 miles.The Indian Chief is a motorcycle that was built by the Hendee Manufacturing Company and the subsequent Indian Motocycle Company from 1922 to the end of the company’s production in 1953.