America’s oldest motorcycle brand, the company was founded as the Hendee Manufacturing Company by George M. Hendee and Carl Oscar Hedstrom in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1901, two years before Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

During World War II, Chiefs served as military couriers and scout transports.

Manufacturer:

Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company

Model:

345 “Chief”

Chassis Number:

345806

Engine Number:

CDA387

Engine:

74 cubic inch flathead V-Twin

Drive:

Hand-shifted three speed, with foot-operated clutch

Number Built:

33,000 during World War II (All Indian models)