New in Box – 1974 Indian MT5A

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Post Sale Update: This MT5A sold for the BIN of $12,500 on eBay in Webster, New York.

I featured one of these a couple of months ago that had been with the seller for decades, and was impressed when it sold for $6,500. They rarely come up for sale, and I figured it was the nicest example I’d see for a while. Well, that changes today, as someone’s got one that’s still in the box!

Primarily produced in the late 60s and 70s, Indian’s range of off-road-oriented tiddlers included some very cool offerings such as the Boy Racer, the ME100, the SS125MX, even a kid bike with a full-on mini sidecar. One of the most visually distinctive options was the MT5A, mono-tank-and-bodied MT5A, a miniature trials bike with one piece bodywork and fuel tank. The baby trials machine featured a .75 gallon tank, a 48cc Morini 2-stroke engine, and a 12mm Dell’Orto carb. It was offered with optional training wheels and it weighed just 57 pounds dry.

This example “was purchased as a present in 1975 and sat undiscovered until 2014,” and I can’t imagine you’d find another one like this any time soon. The box is beat up and the bike has a couple of minor cosmetic issues though it’s in bubble wrap. Will this ever be put together and fired up or do you think it’ll stay like this on display?

Find this MT5A for sale in Webster, New York with bidding up to $3,600 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $12,500 here on eBay.

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