Indian 750 cm3 101 Scout 1928  Engine no. DG2502

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Indian 750 cm3 101 Scout 1928
Engine no. DG2502

Sold for € 25,300 (US$ 28,174) inc. premium
Indian 750 cm3 101 Scout 1928
Engine no. DG2502
• Modèle emblématique d'Indian
• Restaurée
• Immatriculée au Royeume-Uni

Modèle plus petit de bicylindre Indian, la Scout de 600 cm3 compléta la twin Powerplus de 1 000 cm3 pour 1920. Rompant avec une pratique jusque-là courante, cette nouvelle petite Indian twin qui se distinguait par sa transmission primaire par pignons hélicoïdaux au lieu de la chaîne plus habituelle se fit rapidement une réputation de machine indestructible. « Vous n'userez jamais une Indian Scout » clamait le slogan de la marque. Sur les autres points, le v-twin à soupapes latérales ou « flat head » reprenait la formule si réussie de la Powerplus. La grande nouvelle pour 1925 concerna les culasses détachables de la Scout et une variante 750 cm3 fut proposée deux ans plus tard, suivie en avril 1928 par la 101 Scout. Celle-ci bénéficiait d'un moteur 750 cm3 révisé installé dans un nouveau cadre rallongé et ce modèle sport de poids moyen allait être un immense succès pour la firme de Springfield.

Cette 101 Scout acquise par le propriétaire actuel en mars 2001 fut restaurée au cours des dix années qui suivirent comme en font foi les nombreuses factures qui l'accompagnent. Elle fut alors immatriculée au Royaume-Uni (en août 2012). Présentée en magnifique état, la machine est offerte avec les factures mentionnées ci-dessus, un certificat de datation, deux MoT non valides , un document d'immatriculation au Royaume-Uni V5C, de la littérature technique et le certificat de vente de 2001. Sont joints deux sacoches en cuir et un compteur de vitesse Corbin.

Footnotes

  • 1928 Indian 750cc 101 Scout
    Engine no. DG2502

    • Iconic Indian model
    • Restored condition
    • Registered in the UK
    .



    A smaller Indian v-twin model, the 37ci (600cc) Scout, joined the existing 61cu in (1,000cc) Powerplus twin for 1920. In a somewhat unusual departure, this new smaller Indian twin featured primary drive by helical gears, rather than the more usual chain, and soon gained a reputation for indestructibility: 'You can't wear out an Indian Scout,' claimed the company's advertising. In other respects the 'flat head' v-twin motor followed the successful Powerplus formula. Detachable cylinder heads were the Scout's big news for 1925 and two years later a 45ci (750cc) variant arrived, to be followed in April 1928 by the 101 Scout. The latter featured a revised 750cc engine in a new, longer-wheelbase frame, and this medium-weight sports model would prove an immense success for the Springfield firm.

    This particular 101 Scout was purchased by the current registered keeper in March 2001 and restored over the next ten-or-so years, as evidenced by numerous accompanying invoices. It was then registered in the UK (in August 2012). Presented in beautiful condition, the machine is offered with the aforementioned invoices, dating certificate, two expired MoTs, a UK V5C registration document, some technical literature and the 2001 purchase receipt. A pair of leather saddlebags and a Corbin speedometer are included in the sale.

Saleroom notices

  • This motorcycle is a 37ci (nominally 600cc) Indian 101 Scout and not a 750cc model as stated in the catalogue.
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Indian 750 cm3 101 Scout 1928  Engine no. DG2502
Indian 750 cm3 101 Scout 1928  Engine no. DG2502
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