In Partnership With Jack Daniel’s, this donated one-of-a-kind custom Number 7 2014 Chief Vintage motorcycle hit the Barrett-Jackson auction block on Sunday, January 19., and sold for $30,000 (factory list price is $20,990) with the proceeds to support “Operation Ride Home” program for the benefit of U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families. The winning bidder was George Munsterman and wife Mary Brinckerhoff of New York.
For 2014, the first model year for the new Indian Chief under Polaris Industries’ brand stewardship, the first 1901 units off the assembly line were specially badged with commemorative serial numbers in honor of the company’s founding in 1901. This Indian Chief Vintage carries the Number 7 serial number off the line, and was customized with hand-laid pin striping, Jack Daniel’s logos, the Operation Ride Home logo and a customized seat.
“Operation Ride Home” is a partnership program between Jack Daniel Distillery and the Armed Services YMCA designed to help junior-enlisted service members and military families travel to their homes across the country this holiday season. “For nearly 113 years the U.S. military has been an integral part of the legendary Indian Motorcycle brand, and many of this company’s proudest achievements revolved around our support of this country’s war efforts,” said Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris. “It was a pleasure to partner with Jack Daniel’s and the Armed Forces YMCA in support of Operation Ride Home, and all of us at Polaris Industries and Indian Motorcycle are honored to donate the proceeds from the auction of this unique and symbolic motorcycle for the benefit of America’s military personnel and their families.”