You’ll be able to bid on a piece of history Saturday April 21st. A 1903 Indian motorcycle is going up on the block, the oldest unrestored motorcycle made in the US and the only one of its kind.
UPDATE: Sold for $155,000
Steve Rinker, who runs Buck’s Indian, an Indian motorcycle restoration firm explains, “This motorcycle predates the Harley – the bike most Americans associate with homegrown motorcycles.” “The handful of 1902 Indian models that were built were deconstructed, their parts used to build the 1.75-horsepower 1903 models. And as far as we know, this is the only unrestored 1903 still in existence.”
Auctioneer Josh Ruby adds, “What makes this bike particularly intriguing is that it’s never been restored. Except for a few nuts and bolts used for early repairs, this bike is all original. And I do mean ‘bike.’ This is one of the most primitive motorized vehicles you’ll ever see – a real peek into what innovation looked like over a hundred years ago.”