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1950 Indian Papoose

98cc - 2-Stroke Centrifugal

Lot # 0096
Location Concord, NC 28027
Seller Dealer
2-Stroke Centrifugal
Sold For: $3,400 Questions

During World War II, the Excelsior Motor Company of Birmingham, England produced the Welbike, a folding motorcycle that could be deployed by aircraft. After the war, the Welbike’s original designer, Lt Col John Dolphin, was fine-tuning his old designs for a more civilian-friendly machine. The result was the Corgi. After a brief design and testing period, Corgi scooters started production in 1947 and were built by Dolphin’s Corgi Motorcycle Company Ltd. These civilianized Welbikes had a stronger, heavier frame, a conventional frame-top fuel tank, rear and front brakes, fenders, and featured an Excelsior Motors Autospryt engine.

In 1947 these sturdy little scooters began finding their way to the USA – enter the Papoose. Brockhouse, a holding company that owned both Corgi and Indian at the time, took the Corgi and put an Indian badge on it. The Papoose had the same 98cc two-stroke kick-started Autospryt engine as the Corgi and featured a headlight and taillight to make them road legal. The top speed was a blistering 30 miles per hour, and it could go roughly 120 miles on one tank of gas. All Papooses came in a lovely deep red color with gold Indian logos painted on the tank and a plate between the handlebars. This Indian Papoose runs well and comes with a title.


1950 Indian Papoose


1950 Indian Papoose


1950 Indian Papoose

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Ended On: 06/18/2024 at 2:00 pm EDT


Result: Sold for $3,400
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Highest bidder was: e*******9

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
e*******9 06/18/2024 11:45 am EDT $3,400
a**********s 06/18/2024 11:39 am EDT $3,200
e*******9 06/18/2024 9:38 am EDT $3,100
e******1 06/18/2024 9:16 am EDT $2,900
e*******9 06/18/2024 9:08 am EDT $2,800
e******1 06/18/2024 9:07 am EDT $2,600
e*******9 06/18/2024 9:02 am EDT $2,500
e******1 06/18/2024 9:01 am EDT $2,300
e*******9 06/18/2024 8:57 am EDT $2,200
e******1 06/18/2024 8:53 am EDT $2,000
e******1 06/18/2024 8:53 am EDT $1,900
e*******9 06/13/2024 6:31 pm EDT $1,800
e******1 06/13/2024 5:15 pm EDT $1,600
e*******9 06/12/2024 8:57 pm EDT $1,500
m*********n 06/12/2024 11:57 am EDT $1,250
a**********s 06/12/2024 11:54 am EDT $1,150
w*******d 06/12/2024 11:28 am EDT $1,000
a**********s 06/12/2024 10:47 am EDT $800
s**********p 06/12/2024 9:42 am EDT $600
c********h 06/11/2024 9:35 pm EDT $500
Auction started 06/11/2024 12:00 am EDT
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  • ABSales says:

    Welcome to the auction! You don’t see these Indian Papoose scooters very often, so we are excited to share it with you.

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