October 11th 2015 Premier Automobile Sale
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/10/2015
Most people may know that the first motorcycles were little more than bicycles with motors. But few know that manufacturers actually used bicycles to sell their motorcycles.Indian’s history with bicycles actually began in 1889. That is when the Hendee Manufacturing Company would eventually become the Indian Motorcycle Company, was formed to build bikes. The company didn’t start building motorcycles until 1902. To make way for the growing motorcycle demand, the bicycle production was farmed out to the Davis Sewing Machine Company of Dayton, Ohio who also built the Harley-Davidson bicycles of that period. The idea was for the bicycle to look as much like the motorcycle as possible in order to draw young boys into the motorcycle shops in hopes for a future motorcycle purchase. Offered is unquestionably the finest restored model 51T in existence today. With stunning attention to detail and quality, this Indian bicycle represents the beginning of the legendary motorcycle brand. A must have for any bicycle or motorcycle collector seeking the very “best of the best.” Another priceless piece from the collection of C. Thomas Mullen.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,425.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
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