Mecum Auctions: 1928 Indian Ace Sells for $220,000

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  • Uncommon Indian Ace sells for almost 1 / 4 of one million {dollars} at 2024 Vegas Mecum Public sale
  • This mannequin was solely in manufacturing for one yr (therefore the worth of this mannequin)
  • Full restoration and engine rebuild carried out by the incomparable Wayne Kruty in 2014

If you happen to have been sitting on a modest six-figure sum and getting ready to spend all of it on one bike, which mannequin would you select in your splurge?

For some, the mannequin of selection is an vintage – maybe one thing like this 1928 Indian Ace. 

A view of a uncommon 1928 Indian Ace. Media offered by Mecum Auctions.

Why is it referred to as an Indian Ace? 

The Nineteen Twenties was dwelling to an up-and-coming model referred to as Ace Motor Company. Based in 1919 and identified for producing blisteringly quick machines, Ace Motor Co. made fashions just like the Ace XP-4 – a beast liable for making certain the Ace Pace Trophy problem remained unchallenged (through Wikipedia). 

Sadly, Ace’s founder – William G. Henderson – was hit by a automobile whereas making an attempt out the brand new Ace Sporting Solo. This was the yr 1922, and William’s eventual passing was the catalyst to an operation freeze in 1924, two years later. 

Fortuitously, Indian purchased the corporate in 1927, persevering with a legacy of lovely bikes – fashions just like the Ace, which was truly an Indian 4 and the ultimate bike to hold Ace inspiration within the title. 

Indian’s Ace remained in manufacturing for one yr, then was discontinued upon Indian’s tweaking of the bike’s design, resulting in a extremely unique fleet of top-tier bikes that go for a surprising value every time one rolls as much as the public sale chop block.

A side view of an antique motorcycle.
A view of a uncommon 1928 Indian Ace. Media offered by Mecum Auctions.

Was this Ace in good situation? 

In line with Bryan Harley’s protection on Motorcyclist On-line, this explicit Indian Ace hails from the non-public assortment of Wayne Kruty. If you happen to don’t know him, this man has been working alongside Mecum “for nearly so long as he’s been loving and restoring Indian Jr. Scouts.”

Kruty did a powerful job with this restoration; the spotlight of the 2014 projection was most likely the rebuilding of the Ace’s attractive 1,265cc inline-four coronary heart, performed with the assistance of Davies Vintage Motors.

A side view of an antique motorcycle.
A view of a uncommon 1928 Indian Ace. Media offered by Mecum Auctions.

What do you consider this Indian Ace? Do you contemplate the bike well worth the value?

*Media offered by Indian Bikes and Motorcyclist On-line*

OTHER USERS BOUGHT THIS!!!

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