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Baby Vanderbilt Cup Car – Indian Power Plus


Imagine tearing around a board track speedway in this little gem. Back in 2004, this 750cc beastie was found in Livermore, California. We received a heads-up via email from Dennis Suter at Vintage Flat Trackers that this was for sale, ahem, for $75,000. The email says that these cars were raced on half-mile and mile tracks from Long Beach to Portland.


The engine is a 1919 750cc Indian Power Plus commonly used in board track motorcycles. If you can swing the asking price (firm, by the way), you get a custom-built cart to easily move it around. This Baby Vanderbilt Cup Car is located at the Flat Track Museum in Clovis, California; read on for more details about the restoration.


A scrapbook full o’ pics is included as well, showing what it looked like when found in Livermore along with some vintage racing pics. The seller, Rod Lake, is open to a trade if you’ve got the right item. For further info, call Dan & Kathy Rouit at (559) 291-2242 from Noon to 7pm Pacific.


Restoration Info:
Restored by: Total Loss Racing and Manufacturing – Santa Clara
Paint and Assembly and a whole lot more: Tom Traut
Nickel Plating: Valley Plating – Santa Clara
Upholstery: Byron at Finish Line Interiors – Santa Clara
Rims by: Al McRoberts – Cadillac, Michigan
Wheels lacing by: Kelly Moss – San Jose
Tires: Coker
Engine and gearbox: Jim Troche – Vallejo
Extensive Body work by: Jon Buddenbaum – San Carlos

How could you not smile racing one of these things around?!


You can watch a video of the old Indian firing up inside the car here.

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