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1948 Indian Cheif - Restored - Investment Grade - 1200 CC- Numbers Matching-LQQK

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1948 Indian Chief 348 Motor and frame are matching numbers Personal bike of former Indian

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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: 1948 Indian Chief 348 Motor and frame are matching numbers Personal bike of former Indian Motorcycle dealership in Cortez, Col. Original repair and overhaul manual included Previous owner stored cycle since 2003 in climate-controlled basement Redone seat and two-tone paint; rebuilt speedometer New exhaust systemMotoeXotica Classic Cars' latest showroom addition is our fully-restored 1948 Indian Chief 348 motorcycle. This bike was the personal motorcycle of Larry Melcher who owned Melcher Indian Motorcycle dealership in Cortez, Colo., back in the day. The previous owner purchased the cycle from Melcher who owned and maintained the bike for many a year, most likely since new!
Year: 1948 Engine Size (cc): 1,200
Make: Indian Vehicle Title: Clear
Model: Cheif For Sale By: Motoexotica Classic Cars
Mileage: 0

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1948 Indian Chief

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  • 1948 Indian Chief 348
  • Motor and frame are matching numbers
  • Personal bike of former Indian Motorcycle dealership in Cortez, Col.
  • Original repair and overhaul manual included
  • Previous owner stored cycle since 2003 in climate-controlled basement
  • Redone seat and two-tone paint; rebuilt speedometer
  • New exhaust system

MotoeXotica Classic Cars’ latest showroom addition is our fully-restored 1948 Indian Chief 348 motorcycle. This bike was the personal motorcycle of Larry Melcher who owned Melcher Indian Motorcycle dealership in Cortez, Colo., back in the day. The previous owner purchased the cycle from Melcher who owned and maintained the bike for many a year, most likely since new!

Indian is a U.S. brand of Motorcycles headquartered in Massachusetts from 1901-1953. The Scout and the Chief models were Indian’s two biggest sellers. After bankruptcy in 1953, decades went by before Polaris Industries purchased Indian Motorcycles in 2011.In 1940, all Indian Chief models were fitted with large skirted fenders which eventually became the Indian trademark. The new frame was superior to rival Harley-Davidson’s unsprung rear end. All ’40s Chiefs were comfortable and capable of more than 100 mph rides when tuned. The ’48 Chief had a 74-CC engine, foot clutch and hand shift.

MotoeXotica has acquired an inter-war era Indian Chief bike. This 1948 motorcycle has had an extensive nut-and-bolt restoration by Mr. Melcher. The previous owner bought the motorcycle in 2001, and since ’03 the Chief has been kept in a climate-controlled basement. The motor and frame are matching numbers, making this cycle very rare and highly original.

New parts on this Chief are pistons, rings, pins, G rings, valve guides, valve keepers, valve covers, valve springs, valve collars, cylinder gaskets, head gaskets, base gaskets, cylinder sleeves, generator belt, regulator, wiring harness, cam case line, fender light complete, rims, spokes, seat springs, front and rear safety guards and more.The previous owners went to great lengths to help restore and maintain this ’40s classic. Restoration includes – but is not limited to – leather seat, a new two-tone Red and White paintjob and a rebuilt speedometer. The exhaust system is new, and there are receipts documenting this work. There are even letters from the previous owner to the companies that helped restore his bike. Descriptions of how each part was fixed or restored are documented as well. Labor tally sheets show at least 71 hours went into the restoration and repair. The original repair and overhaul manual from the ’40s is included.

The engine this Chief has is new and rebuilt with 1,200 CC. The motor and body numbers are matching, making this motorcycle even more valuable and rare! This bike has been sitting and not started for almost 10 years. The gas was drained, and it was running at that time. The bike will need a new battery to start with. If you’re looking for a classic, well-cared for motorcycle to spice up your collection or for a fun weekend ride, MotoeXotica has your solution with our 1948 Indian Chief 348. GET OUT AND DRIVE!

Specifications

Asking Price: $36,900 Miles: VIN:
Year: 1948 Make: Indian Model: Chief
Title: Clear Warranty: No Condition: Used
Options: Engine: Transmission: Manual
Body: Doors: Stock Number: C00083
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TO BID YOU MUST BE OVER 18 and pay with a money order, cashiers check or wire transfer. Please do not bid without the intent to finalize this transaction. Winning bidders that do not finalize will receive negative feedback. Sorry, NO bid retractions allowed in the last 24 hours of the auction, ask questions BEFORE you bid. IF YOU SHOULD GET HERE AND NOT LIKE THE CAR FOR WHATEVER REASON, I WILL PROMPTLY REFUND YOUR MONEY WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195.00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer, inventory tax, holding costs, vehicle preparation, storage and overnight documentation delivery. ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE/IS, AS/IS. ! …Please, ASK if you have a question! Seller reserves the right to end auction early. Cell phone provided below and all Email will be answered PROMPTLY. Bidders with less than 10 feedbacks MUST email us before bidding showing their intent to purchase the vehicle. Due to increasing non-paying bidders, we reserve the right to cancel your bid if you do not have more then 10 feedbacks. Sorry. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE BID INTERFERENCE! The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. Whether a buyer decides to inspect a vehicle themselves/have a 3rd party inspection or no inspection at all, feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. This is due to our generous refund and return policy. Motoexotica Classic Cars has been a part of eBay Motors since 1999 and has maintained a great reputation. We would like to keep it that way for future customers! The Vehicle is being sold by a Licensed State of Missouri Dealer (Motoexotica Classic Cars). Any Missouri resident must pay local MO sales tax and licensing fees. All other will do so in their home state. All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. No vehicle is perfect to everyone. Each vehicle has its strengths, styles, tendencies and shortcomings. Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle\\\\\\\’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold \\\\\\\”AS/IS\\\\\\\”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle. You need to check with your local goverment for any special rules regarding these older vehicles passing inspections. We are not liable for any vehicle not passing inspection for your state or country. If for any reason you recieve your vehicle and have buyers remorse, are not happy with the vehicle or just don\\\\\\\’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) business days of your receipt of the vehicle. The vehicle must not have more than 75 additional miles on it since it left our posession. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense. The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close, you or an agent will have seven(7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations. All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis, Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales, whether through Ebay or otherwise. Sorry, but in all fairness to the bidding process, I will NOT disclose my reserve price until the auction has ended.

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For a quote on shipping any where in the world, please feel free to email us at sales@motoexotica.com. We will give you a cost for open and/or enclosed transport as well as overseas shipping if necessary. International Transportation We are happy to accommodate our overseas buyers! Over the last 10 years we have exported cars to Norway, Germany, Estonia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, Costa Rica, Brazil, British Columbia, Canada and other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage. We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer the service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping.

Financing

We offer financing through two of the best lenders in the industry. If you visit www.jjbest.com or www.woodsidecredit.com they are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10,000 to $500,000, and flexible terms of up to 12 years, you can get financed for as low as 6.99%. www.jjbest.com www.woodsidecredit.com

Warranty

ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE IS, AS IS. ! …Please, ASK if you have a question! Seller reserves the right to end auction early. Cell phone provided below and all Email will be answered PROMPTLY. The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The Vehicle is being sold by a Licensed State of Missouri Dealer (Motoexotica Classic Cars). Any Missouri resident must pay local MO sales tax and licensing fees. All other will do so in their home state. The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close, you or an agent will have (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.

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