I’m guessing but the average price of the Running-When-Parked motorcycles featured here is around $5000 and most of those asking prices represent an over-valuation of what’s up for sale. Not so with this 1943 Indian Scout. Even at $20,000, it might be a reasonable asking price.
The seller says it was Running When Parked yet this is a far cry from the bikes offered up that were left exposed to the elements or used as a parts department and picked clean. This Scout looks well cared for and complete. There is so much to love about this bike from the floorboards to the hand shifter. This Indian took a lot of skill and courage to ride in 1943. It takes even more today. Keep it on display and ride it in the 4th of July parade. This should not be your daily ride.
So is it really worth $20,000? That’s not a crazy amount for this bike and you are buying it directly from the seller so there are no additional fees paid to an auction house. If you are jonesing for an old Indian, this is a great place to start. Or call the seller at (760) 720-1456.
WHAT IS A RWP?
The phrase “Running When Parked” (RWP) is code for a once treasured possession that has been neglected in the corner of the garage or tool shed for far too long. Lacking the energy, time or resources to bring the little beauty back to life, the owner lists it for sale in hopes that a new owner will massage it back to health. Our collection of RWP bikes fall into two distinct categories; treasure or trash. And you are the only one who can properly judge which category the bike belongs in.