No Reserve – 1974 Indian MX74 Owned By The Petersen Automotive Museum

SOLD FOR: $1,750

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on February 14, 2024

Winner: o******r

Winning Bid: $1,500
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $1,750

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Please note: This MX74 is being offered up for sale by the Petersen Automotive Museum located in Los Angeles, California. Iconic Motorbikes is happy to be of assistance in the museum’s efforts to refocus its collections!

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

One of the most interesting eras of the Indian Motorcycle Company history is the ownership chapter of Floyd Clymer and Alan Newman from 1963 to 1977. Many equate Indian with big-inch V-twins, however, Clymer saved the name from the ash heap of history by importing Italjet mini bikes from Italy and slapping the Indian name on the tank. His attorney Newman took over the brand in 1970 after Clymer died and by the mid 1970s engine capacity ranged from 50cc to 175cc with plans to offer 250cc, 350cc and 500cc in the near future.

One of the better known models was the 2-stroke Indian MX74. With a 70cc engine and 4-speed transmission, the little dirt bike weighed 146 pounds, had a 1.6 gallon tank, a 47 inch wheel base, and could push 60mph. Advertising at the time touted an aluminum engine, full double loop frame, full floating rear brake, and a tuned exhaust.

This example is VIN: 0173E707674. The Petersen Automotive Museum acquired the bike seven years ago to feature in its Harley-Davidson vs. Indian exhibit.

There is no odometer and true mileage is unknown.

Filtron decal.

Dellorto decal.

Hooker heat shield.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Indian tires that are aged out.

There are no keys, the bike is kick start only.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located  in Los Angeles, California, this Indian is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any MX74 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Los Angeles, California








True Mileage Unknown




Bill of Sale Only

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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 15

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: o******r

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
o******r February 14, 2024 1:59 pm PST $1,500
n*****0 February 14, 2024 1:56 pm PST $1,400
d***o February 14, 2024 8:59 am PST $1,300
r***********r February 13, 2024 8:20 pm PST $1,200
n*****0 February 11, 2024 7:45 am PST $1,100
d**********d February 11, 2024 7:45 am PST $1,000 Auto
d**********d February 8, 2024 8:45 am PST $988
f*****i February 8, 2024 8:44 am PST $888 Auto
d**********d February 8, 2024 8:44 am PST $800
f*****i February 8, 2024 8:43 am PST $700 Auto
d**********d February 8, 2024 8:43 am PST $600
f*****i February 8, 2024 8:34 am PST $300
t*******2 February 8, 2024 8:34 am PST $200 Auto
t*******2 February 7, 2024 5:34 pm PST $101
c*******o February 7, 2024 3:55 pm PST $1 Reserve
Auction started February 7, 2024 11:16 am PST
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