1919 Indian Power Plus Sidecar

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 16 bids up to $29,000, this Indian Power Plus Sidecar did not meet reserve.

The Indian Power Plus was a successful roadster and canvas for racing bikes, especially with Erwin “Cannonball” Baker (after whom the Cannonball Run was named after). Today we’ve got an example that forgoes the racing pedigree and instead adds a sidecar.

Indian Power Plus Sidecar - Left Side

The Power Plus was primarily sold to the US Government in 1917-1918, making availability very scarce for the average consumer. The 1,189cc V-Twin was good for 8 horsepower, enough to propel the 430 pound bike up to about 60 miles per hour. MSRP at the time was just over $500. Racing versions of these bikes were capable of 15-18 horsepower, and speeds over over 120 miles per hour – setting records at the time. This engine was also the basis for the famous 1920 Scout that Burt Munro turned into the World’s Fastest Indian. Want to learn more? Check out this article from Hemmings about why this engine was so revolutionary.

Indian Power Plus Sidecar - Engine

This specific Indian Power Plus Sidecar (VIN: 84M177) is a numbers matching example that enjoyed a professional restoration from Randy Walker in 2010. Thanks to Randy’s work, this is now a AMC 98 point Winner’s Circle bike. It’s been shown many times, but not ridden very much.

Indian Power Plus Sidecar - Front Right

Find this Indian Power Plus Sidecar for sale in Minneapolis, Minnesota with bidding up to $25,100 and the reserve not yet met

Indian Power Plus Sidecar - Front