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mrindian
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I was wondering what the average cost will be to get a 1930's - 40's Indian that is running but needs some TLC? I am just curious what I can expect to pay per the average member’s experience. I am open to suggestion on other American bikes to consider that mite cost me a little less $ and cause me less frustration


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mrindian
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Dear jj6143... during the 30's and 40's Indian as Harley made many models. To play with these old motorcycle you must be a kind of "doityourself" biker. Generally the less you pay for a machine the more work to be done you will have. A 1940 sport scout, chief or four have a lot of difference in term of value. It's impossible to put an "average cost" on  such a large inventory of motorcycles.(please excuse my too precise amount). If I ask this:" What would be the average cost of a running ford car between 1960 and 1980"? You will ask me a Pinto? or a Mustang super Cobra Jet 429 Boss? $50.00 for the pinto And $250,000 for the Mustang. The best for you is to check carefully the model you would like to own and after come back in this forum and let's talk............Alain


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The latest Stark's "Smoke Signal" has approximate values of different running Indians.  You can also look on ebay to see what various Indians actually sell for.


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So have you figured out what your working on? What condition is the rolling chassis in? Do you have a picture?

If there not any broken fins on the engine and everything is rebuildable you should propable budget around $3000-$5000 for  GOOD quality rebuild some nickel plated or chromed parts and mechanical upgrades.


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