1915 Indian 8-Valve Boardtrack Racer Engine no. 71G158
Lot 347
1915 Indian 8-Valve Boardtrack Racer
Engine no. 71G158
Sold for US$ 64,350 inc. premium

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1915 Indian 8-Valve Boardtrack Racer Engine no. 71G158 1915 Indian 8-Valve Boardtrack Racer Engine no. 71G158
1915 Indian 8-Valve Boardtrack Racer
Engine no. 71G158
During 1910, founding Indian Motocycle partner, Oscar Hedstrom teamed up with Charles Gustafson Sr. and Charles B. Franklin to project Indians supremacy as the winningest racers with this 8-valve project. Debuting after the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd winning sweep of the famous Isle of Mann TT races, the 8-valves appeared on the American tracks in late 1911, and early 1912. They soon proved Indian's supremacy and carried it along as the Fastest Motorcycle in the World! These 8-valve racers set the standard which all the other manufacturers had to abide. It's this 4-valve per cylinder technology that was so advanced for it's time that enabled Indian to leap in the winningest circles. Perhaps the most famous of all racers, and truly the pioneering engineering of even today’s modern machines, these ultra-rare examples are the ultimate form of motorcycle racing history.

Here is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire one of the most pristine examples of the Golden Era of American Racing History. This particular example, engine #71G158, has been owned for the last 10 years by a re-known collector and restorer.

Beginning with an original 1915 engine of 1000cc, the vendor meticulously replicated the 8-valve top-end from a excellent original set. Once the completed engine was placed back into the original Indian Frame, the vendor continued his magical restoration talents to produce this beauty that is now available here before us. His engines and conversions are tried & true, and can be seen running at the various AMCA meets & Road Runs, and even raced at historic racing events!

Be assured that this machine is a fresh restoration, finished in late 2007. It is constructed for great running and action, yet still maintains gorgeous museum quality. One of the leading authorities in this field, the vendor’s countless masterpieces have won numerous awards, fetched record selling prices, and adorned many of the industry’s journals and magazines. Don't miss this opportunity to own one his best pieces, that is in the form of America's most cherished Racers. This bike is offered with a certificate of title.
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