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Re: Indian Vincent [Re: John Romano] #690667
04/06/17 8:21 am
04/06/17 8:21 am
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Here are the direct links to the full resolution pics on the Bonhams auction, right click and select save image as to save them to your PC.

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Re: Indian Vincent [Re: kommando] #690696
04/06/17 4:26 pm
04/06/17 4:26 pm
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Thanks for the many images! Any idea as to whether this is/was a prototype or an actual production model? If so, how many were actually produced? For me, the images might have triggered an old memory from back in the day... Growing up in Miami, I seem to remember a similar bike running around sporting the Indian moniker and that (clearly???) Indian taillight. Hmmm, time obscures much too much!!! But the machine at that time was indeed a Vincent.... This would have been circa 63-65. Possibly a homegrown or catalogue special? Nothing was sacred back in those days!

Regards!

Ray H (USA)

Last edited by Bigtwin; 04/07/17 7:34 pm. Reason: senior moment!
Re: Indian Vincent [Re: David Dunfey] #690897
04/07/17 11:47 pm
04/07/17 11:47 pm
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Posts: 324
New Hampshire, USA
David Dunfey Offline OP
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To Kommando,

Thanks for the images!

To Ray,

I am pretty sure this particular bike was a one off job. Phil Vincent had a deal with the Chairman of Indian to provide engines for Indian. It was done on a handshake and prior to the deal being inked the Chairman was replaced by the Board of Directors. Vincent was relegated to using Indian as a distributor only.

There were several prototypes made, but only one of the conventional Vincents as seen here. There were two, I believe, of the Vincent engines in the Chief frames.

The bike pictured here was given to Phil Irving and resides in Australia. The current owner has done a detailed history of the bike, which was published in bike magazines in Australia. For some reason these bikes were not of interest to me, so I only followed the subject in the most general way by keeping an eye peeled.

To John Romano,

You finally move to my neck of the woods after I moved out! Good to hear from you.

David

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