Very rare 1936 Indian 4 @ H&H National Motorcycle Museum auction

Very rare 1936 Indian 4 @ H&H National Motorcycle Museum auction

Estimate £54,000 - £58,000 

Registration No: CSV 551
Frame No: 436571
Engine No: DCF571M
CC: 1265
MOT: Exempt

Originally purchased as a project by the vendor
A sympathetically restored machine, retaining the 1980s paint
A rare survivor today in the UK
We have been advised it is running well
The Indian comes complete with a current V5C and other paperwork


The Indian 4’s origins lay not in Springfield, but instead in Philadelphia, where following the sale of the Henderson four-cylinder design to the Schwinn company, William, or Bill Henderson established a new company, the ACE Motor Corporation to produce a range of inlet over exhaust, inline-four cylinders ranging in capacity between 1168cc and 1266cc. The ACE company survived until 1927, despite the loss of its founder in 1922 when he was killed testing a new model, however, the deteriorating economic climate resulted in the ACE marque being purchased by Indian. The Indian fours continued to be marketed under the ACE brand until 1929 when they became the Indian 4. By the early 1930s the Indian 4 was well-integrated into the existing range, sharing features such as the leaf-sprung fork with their Vee-twin-powered siblings. "The Indian 4 was the Cadillac of motorcycles" - Jay Leno


This Indian four, with its rare in-line four cylinder 1265cc drivetrain, was purchased by the vendor as a project. A previous older 1980s restoration, it is a sympathetically restored machine, retaining the 1980s paint. A rare Indian survivor today, in the UK, particularly with its in-line four engine, we are advised that it is ‘running well’. The numbers correspond to the Indian production records for 1936. Offered at auction complete with a current UK V5C and other paperwork.


A sympathetically restored machine, retaining the 1980s paint
A rare survivor today in the UK
The Philadelphian ACE marque was purchased by Indian, their fours continuing to be marketed under the ACE brand until 1929 when they became the Indian 4. By the early 1930s the Indian 4 was well-integrated into the existing range, sharing features such as the leaf-sprung fork with their Vee-twin-powered siblings. "The Indian 4 was the Cadillac of motorcycles" - Jay Leno


This Indian four, with its rare in-line four cylinder 1265cc drivetrain, was purchased by the vendor as a project. A previous older 1980s restoration, it is a sympathetically restored machine, retaining the 1980s paint. A rare Indian survivor today, in the UK, particularly with its in-line four engine, we are advised that it is ‘running well’. The numbers correspond to the Indian production records for 1936. Offered at auction complete with a current UK V5C and other paperwork.


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