Rare Indians, classic parts in online auction

Publish Date: 
Oct 3, 2011

HAMILTON, Ohio - Penny Worley Auctioneers is billing an online estate auction as “the ultimate barn find estate auction of the century for Corvette and Indian motorcycle collectors,” the Ohio company says.

"William L. King, Jr., was a super collector, and this is truly the mother of all barn finds for…enthusiasts," says auctioneer Jerry Jenkins. "He was big in the drag racing scene in the 1960s and over the last 50 years he amassed a collection of classic cars and motorcycles, engines, frames, parts and accessories, including many classic Corvettes, Indian 4 motorcycles and Harley Davidson."

Among the motorcycles up for bid are:

  • a 1941 Indian 4 barn-fresh four cylinder with true matching numbers (bike frame and engine numbers match); a 1940 Indian Chief, matching numbers;
  • a 1936 Indian Rigid Four (upside down four), rated the fastest of the fours and referred to by many as the "Duesenberg of motorcycles", with true matching numbers; 
  • a 1951 to 1953 Indian Brave rigid frame;
  • a 1940 Indian 4 Roller with sidecar;
  • a 1932 Indian 4 Roller;
  • a 1965 Harley Davidson FLH Pan Head; and
  • a 1967 Harley Davidson FLH Electra Glide.

The auction will also include many classic parts and cars.

"To say Mr. King hoarded classic parts is an understatement," says Jenkins. "He was known to go to swap meets and buy out everything. We have found hidden attics, cubbies and closets all packed with parts and accessories. There were nine outbuildings and silos stacked so high you couldn't walk in them."

In addition, there are many estate items up for bids including firearms, mini bikes, scooters, golf carts, tractors, trailers, farm equipment, vintage toys, antiques, collectibles and more. The online auction is open to the public. Bidders must register prior to bidding. Bidding ends Oct. 16. Items are in Hamilton, Ohio. For more information, see www.WorleyAuctioneers.com.

Press release posted by Holly Wagner



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