1940 Indian Chief makes £28,000 at Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show sale

With total bids exceeding £300,000, the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage motorcycles at the 38th Carole Nash Classic MotorCycle Show at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, over the weekend of February 3-4 was another great success.

Although Charterhouse is based in the West Country, almost 90 machines were entered from all over England, including a trio from France.

Just under £28,000 was the winning internet bid from Germany for a beautifully restored 1940 Indian Chief, and other internet bids from America, the Netherlands and Spain resulted in frantic bidding in the packed saleroom.

This is the gorgeous 1940 Indian Chief that made almost £28,000 at Charterhouse’s classic and vintage motorcycle auction at the 38th Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show at the beginning of February.

Bikes for sale ranged from a fabulous selection of barn-stored restoration projects to concours show bikes and daily runners. A 1983 Ducati Darmah 900 sold for over £10,000, but a 1967 T120 Triumph Bonneville wasn’t far behind at over £9900.

A 1939 Velocette GTP and a 1935 Cotton JAP 25J restoration project each brought almost £8000, and a 1930 Triumph CSD went for just over £6200.

Charterhouse is now taking entries for its auction of classic and vintage motorcycles planned for May 2. For further information about this, or to arrange a home visit, contact Matthew Whitney or Nicola Dimmer on 01935 812277 or email bike images for valuation at bikes@charterhouse-auction.com


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