1942 Indian 45ci Sport Scout
Engine no. FDB122M
A smaller Indian v-twin model, the 37ci (600cc) Scout, joined the existing 61ci (1,000cc) Powerplus in 1920, to be followed by a 45ci (750cc) variant in 1927. Introduced in April 1928, the 101 Scout featured a revised 750cc 'flat head' (sidevalve) engine in a new frame, and this sporting machine would prove an immense success for the firm, so much so that its replacement in 1931 by a heavier Chief-framed model was greeted with dismay. Introduced in 1934, the Sport Scout went some way towards retrieving the Scout's reputation, featuring a lighter frame and European-style girder forks. 30.5ci (500cc) and 45ci Scouts, designated Models 741B and 640B respectively, were produced for the Allied forces during WWII's early years before the US Army switched to the ubiquitous Jeep.
This dismantled Sport Scout's engine has been fully rebuilt by champion hill climber/Indian dealer Clem Murdaugh of West Chester, PA, though it is understood that the work was carried out some while ago.
- Please note that this bike is sold in a bill of sale.