The last Indian Prince constructed
1928 Indian 21.35ci Prince
Engine no. CL100
By the early 1920s Indian's big twin-cylinder models had become established as the cornerstone of the range, representing the bulk of production, which left room lower down for a more affordable 'entry level' model. First seen in 1925, this was the Prince, which was powered by a 349cc single-cylinder 'flat head' engine and handsomely styled in the manner of Indian's larger models. The following year an overhead-valve Prince was introduced. Produced in 21.35ci (349cc) and 30.5ci (499cc) versions, the OHV Prince in its competition form went on to establish an enviable record in flat-track racing. The road-going Prince though, was less successful, its relatively modest performance being more suited to European conditions than the wide-open spaces of the North American Continent where the big twins reigned supreme. Prince production ended in 1928.
This example of a rarely seen Indian middleweight was assembled from parts for Paul du Pont's children circa 1936, some eight years after the Prince had ceased production, and thus is the very last of its type to leave the Springfield factory. The very first motorcycle that Lex du Pont rode, aged nine, it was last ridden by him at the age of 19 or 20 and was last licensed in 1947 (the plate 'DEL 379' is still attached). Retaining traces of its original factory paintwork and equipped with an original Schwinn Mesinger seat, this historic Indian Prince is offered with Certificate of Title.
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