Classic Hack – 1947 Indian Chief 74

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Post-Sale Update: After 20 bids, this Indian Chief 74 Sidecar did not meet reserve at $27,480.

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a sidecar rig on Bike-urious, but this Indian Chief 74 with a matching sidecar definitely deserves mention. Built for just over 31 years, the Chief was one of Indian’s most popular models.

Indian Chief Sidecar - Right Side

With a 74 ci (1,213 cc) V-Twin engine well-known for reliability, hand shifter and foot clutch, this Indian Chief was capable of 85 miles per hour from the factory. Interestingly enough, while the right hand grip handled the customary throttle duties, the left side grip was a manual spark advance. From an aesthetic standpoint, the Chief features the large front fender that everyone now associates with Indian.

Indian Chief Sidecar - Front

This specific Indian Chief 74 spent a good portion of its life as the centerpiece of an Indian motorcycle dealership. When the dealership went out of business in 2004, a private party purchased this bike. The owner notes that the bike runs well and comes with some choice options like a solo seat rail, luggage rack, leather saddlebags, and of course, that beautiful sidecar. We’re big fans of everything except the red tinted windshield.

Indian Chief Sidecar - Gauges

Find this Indian Chief 74 with Sidecar for sale here on eBay with bidding at $10,000 in Rochester, New Hampshire.

Indian Chief Sidecar - Left Side