Post Sale Update: This Sport Scout sold for $19,600 after 43 bids on eBay in Cold Spring, New York.
After the success of the legendary 101 Scout, Indian did not have much luck with the Standard Scout or Motoplane. They attempted to remedy the common complaints with the Sport Scout in 1934, which was still 15 pounds higher than the 101 but had some success in racing – it won the first Daytona 200, held in 1937. This example is an older restoration that “will need attention prior to running.”
The Sport Scout differed with a lighter two piece frame, girder forks, upgraded Schebler carb, and alloy heads. Despite that, it was 15 pounds heavier than the legendary 101 Scout. For more info, check out this quick story on Silodrome. This Sport Scout (VIN: 6391153) is described by the seller as utilizing a Daytona high performance engine with magneto ignition, though he notes that it’s been “off the road for many years…it starts with ether and carburetor will need attention prior to running.” Hopefully the next owner makes that happen and doesn’t just keep it as a display piece. The seller has listed this as a 1939 but he says that the title lists it as a 1941. Seeing as the ’40-and-beyond Sport scouts had full-skirted fenders and a lower seat height, I agree that this is a ’39 – or at the very least, it’s definitely not a ’41.
Find this Sport Scout for sale in Cold Spring, New York with bidding up to $15,100 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $23,750 here on eBay.