California Manufacturer Motorcycle License plate 2004 Rare
This a California Manufacturers license plate , from the Indian Factory 2004. This was one of the few existing factory plates from the Gilroy Indian Factory. The factory closed forever on Sept 19th 2003. Shortly after the 2004 plates were issued. The production run of 2004 bikes began in late August and ended on September 19th. There were only 43 (2004) Bikes made before the closing and only 18 Chiefs. They have become the rarest Indians ever made and are expensive. These plates are associated this Iconic and short lived history of the Indian Factory. There were only a few issued. Some show the department they were sued in. I can supply you with a certificate of provenance.
The see below and in the photos. So check them out and you might find one that peeks your interest. I have been collecting these for years and there will be more to come. I Hope this helps some of you to find that right plate for the bike you love.
The photos generally tell the story well and if the plate is bent , I try to show that in a side view photo. The ratings are general in nature.
1 is the worst and 10 is brand new. With a number 1 you may not see any paint , as the numbers go up they get better and better, some times with a 7 thru 9 they may not look to different but maybe the letter color is clearer or the mounting holes crisper , or color brighter. But its a quick judgment call and you may find an 8 that is just as good as a 9 or the reverse.
#2 very bad , extra holes? #3 Bad , might have rust, bends , a tear but has more paint and color.
#4 Fair condition , again some rust, bends , often extra holes drilled. #5 Good , may have some bends enlarged holes and extra holes minor rust. #6 Nice overall but with minor faults , could have enlarged holes Nice.
#7 Fine condition , minor flaws slight bends. # 8 Extra fine , bright paint, crisp lines maybe a letter with faded paint. #9 Excellent but used , some times these are actually new but storage worn. # 10 Perfect , new unused. As good as they get. Pricing is my call and not always based on condition, some times on age alone , some times on rarity. Oh and remember some people are looking for plates in rough condition to match the condition of an old unrestored bike. So some of these plates may have been wiped off , while other may be left rough and ugly. For certain most will look better if cleaned well and waxed.
If (I)make a mistake and you are unhappy I'll take care of it. Just let me know and give me a day or two to respond. So have fun and ride safe. PS At one time I owned some of the motorcycle factories and dealerships , so my info on these plates is often first hand.
These plates are not legal for use unless your state allows them to be registered , thats up to you to check. The item "California Manufacturer Motorcycle License plate 2004 Rare" is in sale since Sunday, January 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Automobilia\License Plates\US\ Michigan".
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- California Prop 65 Warning: Not for use only historical display.