1920 Indian 7hp Powerplus Frame no. 71R619 Engine no. 71R619

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Lot 267
1920 Indian 7hp Powerplus
Registration no. BF 7156 Frame no. 71R619 Engine no. 71R619

Sold for £ 18,400 (US$ 25,395) inc. premium
1920 Indian 7hp Powerplus
Registration no. BF 7156
Frame no. 71R619
Engine no. 71R619
Development of the Powerplus twin had been initiated after Harley-Davidson trounced Indian in the 300-mile Venice road race in the spring of 1915, chief designer Charles Gustafson suggesting that a well-designed sidevalve ought to prove good enough to beat the Harleys. The 42-degree v-twin configuration of the existing Oscar Hedstrom-designed F-head engine was retained, but with side valves and increased use of roller bearings. Gustafson's intuition did indeed prove correct, the new 61ci (1,000cc) twin proving more powerful than its predecessor right from the start, hence the 'Powerplus' name. This particular Powerplus was previously owned by a New Zealander who did not return from naval service in WW2. In 1969 the Indian was discovered on a farm at Masterton, NZ and reconditioned, going on to participate in many events in New Zealand and Australia including the Otago VMCC and Australian Maryborough and Warragul rallies. Re-commissioned to UK roadworthiness standard in 2014 by Pete's Bikes of Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, the Indian is described as a thoroughly reliable, well-sorted and capable rally bike. Offered with dating certificate and V5C registration document, it would make a perfect mount for this year's Banbury Run.

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1920 Indian 7hp Powerplus Frame no. 71R619 Engine no. 71R619
1920 Indian 7hp Powerplus Frame no. 71R619 Engine no. 71R619
1920 Indian 7hp Powerplus Frame no. 71R619 Engine no. 71R619
1920 Indian 7hp Powerplus Frame no. 71R619 Engine no. 71R619
1920 Indian 7hp Powerplus Frame no. 71R619 Engine no. 71R619
1920 Indian 7hp Powerplus Frame no. 71R619 Engine no. 71R619
1920 Indian 7hp Powerplus Frame no. 71R619 Engine no. 71R619
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