World’s oldest unrestored Indian up for sale
This 1903 Camelback is claimed to be the oldest unrestored Indian on the planet
Much of the motorcycle interest at Mecum’s August sale in Monterey, California, centre on the collections of former rock and pop musician John ‘J’ Geils – who died in April this year – and Harleydavidson and Indian collector James Giorgio Snr.
While the J Geils collection majors on cars, there’s also a 1970 Ducati 350 Desmo for sale, said to be in terrific condition, a 1977 MV Agusta 125SS and one of just 80 Benelli Sei models imported to the USA. This is in café racer trim and is said to have been Geils’ favourite motorcycle. The 1903 Indian Camelback Single from the Giorgio collection (above) typifies the quality of the vintage enthusiast’s machines. Claimed to be the oldest unrestored Indian in existence, it’s sure to provoke strong bidding.
MECUM, MONTEREY SALE AUGUST 16-19 Est. $190,000-230,000