Bonhams : 1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268

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Lot 530
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project
Registration no. not UK registered Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268

£ 6,000 - 10,000
US$ 7,600 - 13,000
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project
Registration no. not UK registered
Frame no. 536268J
Engine no. ECF268
Indian introduced front suspension in 1910, with swinging arm rear suspension appearing in 1913. In 1911 bikes were sent to the Isle of Man TT, with unprecedented success, when Indian took the first three places in the Senior TT. The 'Hedstrom' F-head engine was the standard twin power unit at that time, with changes only coming in 1916 when the side-valve Powerplus debuted. Thereafter, the twins' development under new designer Charles B. Franklin was necessarily restricted during the First World War, but in 1920 he created the 600cc Scout, and later the Chief. Altered to 750cc in 1932, as the great depression took hold, the need was felt for a more economical version of the Scout, and so the Scout 'Pony' was conceived with a lighter frame and smaller 500cc engine. Also referred to as the Scout Junior, it remained part of the model range until 1941.This Scout Junior project was purchased by the deceased vendor in its present condition, with the rolling chassis together and the engine dismantled. Whilst some parts appear to have been obtained, no further work was done, and it therefore presents a new owner with an ideal opportunity to have the pleasure of returning it to its former glory. Prospective bidders must satisfy themselves as to the completeness, or otherwise, of this project prior to bidding. Documentation comprises a US Certificate of Title from the State of Michigan, a 1936 Indian brochure, some copies of The Indian News, two CDs with parts and instruction manuals, and sundry other papers.

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1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
1936 Indian 500cc Scout Junior Project Frame no. 536268J Engine no. ECF268
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