1951 indian chief
*****original paint 351*****
All original bike
( battery , shell and float are replacments)
Reported to be as the 1 owner took delivery of it in 1951
and used up till -appears to be last plated in 1955
does not appear to have been messed with .
many of these photos are as found some are after a bit of light cleaning
we dont want to remove the original patina,,,,,,
We have not run the bike, but it likely will run as it last did, in 55?
all lights and controls work as new with no slop.
We've changed out the fluids installed a battery and have kicked it over
all seems good to start but the exhaust valves are sticky( they hang up occasionaly)
it has been in dry storage for a long time it has a bit of rust patina on the rims
in 1951 only 500 chiefs were produced,
this one is slightly below the middle of the 500 serial #wise
possibly the best unmolested 351 out there and likely the lowest milage one also
available by private treaty to a serious collector/investor/museum