Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey
07 - 08 October 2010
1960 Indian-Enfield Motorcycle
Sold for $8,800
- Chassis no. AM538
From 1955 through 1960, English Royal Enfield motorcycles were sold in the United States by the Brockhouse Corporation, which had acquired the right to use the Indian trade name after Indian’s demise in 1953. Royal Enfield had hoped to distribute its inline two-cylinder motorcycles through Indian’s existing dealer network. The venture was the brainchild of Floyd Clymer, of Clymer’s workshop manual fame, but these “badge engineered” motorcycles did not gain favor with Indian’s traditional buyers in the United States. After the Indian-Royal Enfield marketing agreement expired in 1960, Royal Enfield motorcycles were still available in the USA through Mr. Clymer until his death in 1970.
This final-year example from 1960 is finished in black and represents Indian’s “post-Wigwam” era. With V-twin power and a black finish, this Indian-Enfield also features a characteristically English upright seating layout of the era, front and rear drum brakes and the unique trim pieces that distinguish the Indian-Enfields from their English brethren. It is offered from the highly respected collection of John M. O’Quinn.
AddendumPlease note that this lot is sold on "Bill of Sale Only"
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