c.1941 Indian 500cc Model 741B Scout Frame no. 741 4846 Engine no. CDA 22216

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Lot 323
c.1941 Indian 500cc Model 741B Scout
Registration no. KPF 699 Frame no. 741 4846 Engine no. CDA 22216

Sold for £ 9,200 (US$ 11,528) inc. premium
c.1941 Indian 500cc Model 741B Scout
Registration no. KPF 699
Frame no. 741 4846
Engine no. CDA 22216
A smaller Indian v-twin model, the 37ci (600cc) Scout, joined the existing 1-litre Powerplus in 1920, to be followed by a 45ci (750cc) variant in 1927. Introduced in April 1928, the 101 Scout featured a revised 750cc 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 WW2's early years before the US Army switched to the ubiquitous Jeep.

This 741B Scout was first registered in 1946 and has had only two registered owners prior to the current (lady) vendor: her grandfather and father respectively. The machine has been restored, it is believed in the 1990s, and was last taxed for the road in 1997. It should be noted that the engine number appears to have been re-stamped (numbers beginning 'CDA' are those of the larger Chief model; 1941 Scout engine numbers should begin 'GDA'). Sold strictly as viewed, the machine is offered with a V5C document and a (reprinted) Operation and Maintenance Manual.

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  • The frame number is 74122216.
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c.1941 Indian 500cc Model 741B Scout Frame no. 741 4846 Engine no. CDA 22216
c.1941 Indian 500cc Model 741B Scout Frame no. 741 4846 Engine no. CDA 22216
c.1941 Indian 500cc Model 741B Scout Frame no. 741 4846 Engine no. CDA 22216
c.1941 Indian 500cc Model 741B Scout Frame no. 741 4846 Engine no. CDA 22216
c.1941 Indian 500cc Model 741B Scout Frame no. 741 4846 Engine no. CDA 22216
c.1941 Indian 500cc Model 741B Scout Frame no. 741 4846 Engine no. CDA 22216
c.1941 Indian 500cc Model 741B Scout Frame no. 741 4846 Engine no. CDA 22216
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