Steve McQueen’s Indian Big Chief (restored by Von Dutch) — Silodrome

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Steve McQueen’s Indian Big (restored by Von Dutch)

On Christmas Eve year we try to feature something remarkable, for those of you who’ve to Silodrome to escape a Christmas of eating, certifiably insane and screaming children. We spent a looking for something worthy of a feature on Silodrome and settled on beautiful 1923 Indian Big Chief, owned by Steve McQueen and by Von Dutch (Kenny Howard) in

The 1923 Indian Big Chief is a that was designed by racer and B. Franklin as a flagship model for it had an all new 1200cc (73 cubic inch) with dual cams, helical for the primary drive and a clutch in an oil bath.

In pre-released testing the 1923 Big managed to hit the 90mph mark, a feat for 1923 that led to sales successes for the model and a life on the muddy race of the era. The frame of the Big Chief was specifically to handle the added of a sidecar, this was a strategic from Indian to compete the cheap, mass produced that had become exceedingly and eaten significantly into sales.

Steve McQueen’s love of motorcycles is a big part of his legacy, we his first motorcycle a few months ago on (also an Indian) and we’ve other cars and motorcycles his collection, usually when come up for auction or sale on the off that you want to remortgage home and buy one.

One thing that really this Indian stand out McQueen’s other motorised is the fact that it was personally by none other than the Dutch (Kenny Howard) in Von Dutch was the artist largely for 1960s SoCal ‘Kustom that sprung into the throughout the 1960s, aside his art and pinstriping work Howard was an fabricator, knifemaker and gunsmith.

an estimated hammer-price of $50,000 to USD you have to wonder if Bonhams slightly under-valued this with its double-barrelled historical and immaculate condition it wouldn’t be to imagine it selling for well $150,000 to the right collector.

If you have the clams to spare and a little bit of Big Chief for your you can click here to visit and register to bid for the Las Vegas Motorcycle on the 9th of January 2014.

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