Classic Indians, Harleys, shotguns and cider mills in Ohio’s “ultimate barn find”

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A treasure trove of classic American motorcycles has been unearthed in what auctioneers are calling the “ultimate barn find”.

Ranging from a 1937 Indian Jr. Scout to a 1965 Harley Davidson FLH Pan Head – with every cylinder case, intake manifold, gear and bolt in between – the collection represents the estate of the late William L King, Jr, an Ohio-based collector of American bikes, cars and antiques.

Beyond the “absolute mother-lode of Indian 4 parts” the non-US material on offer includes a smattering of 60s/70s Kawasaki  500 Triples in varying states and an impressively clean 1971 Honda CB175.

Elsewhere King had stored a raft of classic cars from Ford, Lincoln, Chevy, MGB and Lamborghini via a 1985 Jalpa currently bidding at $14,500.

The non-automotive portion of King’s estate includes antique furniture, sewing machines, horse-drawn buggies, cider mills, silverware, John Deere tractors, miniature guitars and – you guessed it – guns.

See the full list of bikes and parts here


Dan Aspel

By Dan Aspel