Gas Monkey Garage managed to find and somehow decide to part ways with a vintage 1947 Indian Chief. This motorcycle was restored and quite literally museum quality and we’re not just saying that… Richard found it in a museum. It’s an excellent example of the iconic 1947 Indian Chief and historic because it’s one of the first motorcycles to hit the road after the company transitioned to new ownership in 1946. While representing the resurgence of a company under new ownership it sadly represents the demise as the Indian company would fold shortly after in 1953.
The 1947 Chief included new features that would remain till the end of the run in 1953, such as: the War Bonnet head on the front mudguard, the chrome-plated Indian fuel tank emblems and double-spring girder front fork and hydraulic shock absorber. The bike also has traditional Indian features like foot clutch and hand operated three-speed gearshift. The 1947 Indian Chief is a quintessential Indian, made for the open road and this particular example is perfect for home display, a museum or weekend cruiser.
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