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1953 Indian Chief For Sale

NOS Chief

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Experience Timeless Elegance with this NOS 1953 Indian Chief

Immerse yourself in the captivating journey of this 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle, meticulously assembled over three decades by the unwavering dedication of one man, Bob Stark. The tale begins in 1964 when Bob acquired the frame and motor cases, embarking on a restoration adventure that initially appeared daunting. However, Bob's extraordinary commitment saw him invest 30 years in researching, sourcing, and acquiring New Old Stock (NOS) parts to breathe life back into this iconic 1953 Indian Chief.

A motorcycle can be restored repeatedly, but it can only attain the aura of a brand-new machine once. This masterpiece stands as close to factory-new as you can ever hope to find. Every component has been expertly restored and meticulously assembled by the skilled hands of Bob Stark, and it is now primed for the open road. Bob carefully unwrapped parts from their original factory packaging, meticulously cleaned them, and meticulously installed them onto this truly one-of-a-kind motorcycle.

This exceptional 1953 Indian Chief, likely the sole New Old Stock example in existence, has never been started. Upon purchase, the fortunate new owner will have the choice to either ignite this remarkable NOS bike or preserve it as an exquisite showpiece.

If you seek a distinctive addition to your collection with a well-documented history of professional restoration, look no further. This extraordinary motorcycle has garnered recognition in various publications, where Bob Stark shared his passion for hunting down NOS parts and his unrelenting commitment to completing this singular masterpiece.

Mileage: Zero. This motorcycle has never been started. Bob Stark adhered to factory specifications during the build but made a deliberate decision to refrain from starting it during his stewardship.

Paint: The original black paint, meticulously restored as part of the project.

Sheet Metal: Impeccable factory-original sheet metal, sourced from dealerships that Bob Stark frequented, ensuring only the finest components for his special endeavor.

Chrome: Abundant original chrome, glistening to perfection.

Mechanical Details:

  • Engine: Indian 80 Cubic Inch with compensator sprocket and clutch brake. Constructed to factory specifications with top-tier components, though it has never been started, it can be prepped for running if desired by the new curator.
  • Transmission: Indian Three Speed

Wheels & Tires: Fitted with original Dunlop tires. For those planning to ride this beauty, it is advisable to replace them with new tires, retaining the original Dunlops for preservation purposes.

Title: This treasure comes with a clear California Title and Registration. Additionally, it includes the 1964 Title from when the Frame & Engine cases were originally procured.

Accessories: A treasure trove of history, featuring the original Bill of Sale and California Title from 1964 when the bike was first purchased, showcasing matching engine and frame numbers.

For further information on acquiring this unparalleled motorcycle for your collection, please contact Gary at Starklite Cycle: Phone: 951-968-3070

We offer worldwide shipping arrangements to ensure this one-of-a-kind masterpiece finds its rightful place in your collection.

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