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1953 Indian Chief


Drive Train

80cc V-Twin

3-speed side shifter


Blue & White




The 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle represents the pinnacle of classic American motorcycling from the post-war era. Renowned for its distinctive and robust design, the Chief was powered by a 80-cubic inch V-twin engine, offering a smooth and reliable performance that captivated riders of the time. The 1953 model featured a striking skirted fender design, which became a signature element of the Indian brand, adding both style and functionality by protecting the rider from road debris. With its deeply valanced fenders, generous chrome accents, and a plush, sprung saddle, the Indian Chief exuded an aura of rugged elegance. This particular year marked the end of an era, as it was the final year of production before the original Indian Motorcycle Company ceased operations. The 1953 Indian Chief remains a beloved icon among motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors, symbolizing a golden age of American craftsmanship and innovation.


This is a 1953 Indian Chief.  There were only 600 or so 1953’s Chiefs produced during the last year of Indian production.  This example has numbers matching engine and frame.

Our client purchased this bike 21 years ago as a fully restored model with zero miles on the speedometer.  They have covered about 3800 miles since acquiring it.

It starts on the first kick, just follow the correct starting procedure.  My client has replaced the oil pump, gas caps, magneto, fuel lines and other miscellaneous items over the years.  They rode the bike regularly over the ensuing years.  It is in great condition and we have receipts for all work and parts since they owned the bike as well as the receipt for engine rebuild by Starklite for the previous owner.



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