Steve McQueen’s 1923 Indian Big Chief Restored by Von Dutch

Dec 31, 2013

Category: Rides

Steve McQueen’s need for speed was legendary; heck, it may have even eclipsed Top Gun levels—kinda fitting for a star of The Great Escape; not so much for The Blob. So it’s no shock that this magnificent 1923 Indian Big Chief was once owned by McQueen, and its clout is only further enhanced when you learn that Von Dutch (aka famous artist Kenny Howard) personally handled the restoration in 1969.

It was built with an all new 1200cc (73 cubic inch) engine with dual cams, and reached a top speed of 90 mph. That’s 90 years ago—almost unheard of for 1923.  It’s going up for bid at the Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction next week, and it’s expected to fetch up to $70,000. [Purchase]

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