This 1931 Indian 402 was purchased in the UK in 2001 and although complete was in need of a total restoration. This meticulous work was carried out over a five / six year period, the engine and gearbox were completely stripped and rebuild by Neve Engineering ( East Sussex) at a cost of aprox £6,000. The frame was repainted and the original body work repaired where necessary and also painted. The bike still retains the original John W. Brown MFG. Co. head lamp and glass and has the engine number EA 1853 clearly stamped on right hand case.
The bike has only covered about 500 miles since the work was completed and has just had a further tune up, it is in great running order, but the engine will need continued running in. The 402 is the rarest and arguably the best of all the Indian four cylinder motorcycles and features the stronger twin-down tube 101 Scout based frame and a sturdier five-bearing crankshaft. This truly exceptional example is supplied with UK registration documents and a file of photos detailing the engine rebuild. A real collectors motorcycle.