1950 Vincent Rapide C Series for Sale – £SOLD

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1950 Vincent Rapide C Series for Sale, Rare Classic 1000cc Vincent Twin in Collectors Condition,

Buff Log Book, Correct Numbered Rapide, Stunning & Beautiful, Electric Start


1950 Vincent Rapide C For Sale (1)1950 Vincent Rapide C Series for Sale, a very Stunning immaculate very beautiful 1950 Vincent Rapide 1000cc V Twin with all correct numbers including the swinging arm, fitted with assisted electric Start, WITH ORIGINAL BUFF LOGBOOK dated 31st August 1950, If you are Looking for the best then look no further. Lovely Lovely condition Vincent, Built by skilled engineer David L, also built at great expense and time, this is not your normal garbage, also fitted with electric start assistance for those with a bad leg

100% immaculate and stunning, First to see will probably want to buy, The perfect Vincent with a perfect ride.

1950 Vincent Rapide / Series C
With Original Buff Logbook
Electric start assistance & Kickstart : )


Registration number: LNC 739
Date of first registration: 31.08.1950
Date of first registration in the UK: 31.08.1950
Make: Vincent
Model C Rapide
Year: 1950
Cubic Capacity (cc) 1000 CC
Type of fuel: PETROL
Wheelplan: 2-WHEEL
Upper Frame Member / Vin/Chassis/Frame No. RC4793
Rear frame Member Number / RC4793
Engine number. F10AB/1/2893
4793 minus 2893 = 1900 Apart ( All Correct )
Colour: BLACK

1st Mr Derek Martlew, in Merseyside

2nd Mr John Hardon, in Barrow in Furness

3rd Mr Anthony Brown, in Stevenage

4th David L*********h / Last keeper

1950 Vincent Rapide C Series for Sale

Original engine and frame and original registration number making this a very correct one for a change


ENGINE: new crank journals and big end brgs, mains were left undisturbed in the cases as they were found to be in excellent condition, con rods shot peened and crack tested and dynamically balanced by Maughan engineering using new omega pistons, new small end bushes fitted. cylinder heads were fitted with plug inserts, extended rocker arm sleeves were fitted which alleviates any future problems with wear, all valve gear and seats examined, inlet tracts blended to suite the new concentric carbs fitted.

Gearbox and brgs and linkage were all in very good order, new output sprocket fitted re reassembled and set up.

Primary was treated to a new VOC supplied multi plate clutch / new Renolds chain, new front shock absorber and spring carrier fitted, clutch lift plate has been modified to eradicate flexing on operation (design fault) New bonded rubber chain adjuster fitted.

Front end was re bushed and reamed also by Maughan’s, VOC damper unit and heavier gauge pivot plate fitted, new head stock brgs, wheel brgs and nylo rings fitted, VOC larger front brake fitted onto s/s front rim and spokes.

Rear end has chrome rim with heavy gauge spokes, new brgs, nylo rings fitted, VOC damper unit fitted. new RFM brgs fitted.

UFM fitted with an inspection /cleaning hole at lower end.
Alton 12volt charging system fitted.
Electric starter fitted ( Francois GROSSETT starter kit )
Dave Hills centre stand fitted with safety mechanism
New paint all round
Chrome 100% perfect
Front & rear tyres are like new
Small electric box fitted above dyno to keep electrics dry and neat
12 amp lithium battery fitted to assist manual kick starting.
s/s rear chain guard made and fitted to stop any chain oil fling.
10 amp car type system protection fuse fitted.
Horn fitted is not the original

Fully restored over a 4 year period

LARGE file of receipts and documents from well known Vincent specialists / lots of VOC bill receipts / CMS Solutions / Maugan & Sons Ltd / full Instructions sheets from Francois Grosset for the electric start / The Vincent Motor Cycle spare parts list book / and a Paul Richardson – ( very detailed ) Vincent workshop book.

Price: £SOLD

Great investment opportunity
If you are looking for cheap and cheerful then this is not the bike for you SIR

Part exchange possible, Viewing by appointment.

Serious Enquiries: Please call the shop / showroom on 020 8997 2421 between 10.30 and 6pm most days or you can try my 24/7 anytime mobile on 07973 11 12 13 and ask for Frank.

Email: fjk222@hotmail.com

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RGC Motorcycle Movements based in Eastwood Notts and run by our very good friend Gary C for all UK mainland deliveries.
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and shippio.com for the rest of the World.


We can easily arrange transportation to Japan.

We can organise this for you

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West London
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