1951 Vincent 998cc Rapide for Sale – £SOLD

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1951 Vincent 998cc Rapide for Sale, Rare Classic British Motorcycle.

Lots Of History Previous Keeper 21 Years


S L16001951 Vincent 998cc Rapide for Sale, Pampered and loved by the last owner. Ready to ride, fully serviced and road tested for the next lucky new owner. Look at the rest and then come and buy one of the the BEST! Great investment opportunity.

We have all the DVLA V5c registration documents from old to the latest, with many old photos, lots and lots of documents as far back as Conway motors Goldhawk road in London the Vincent specialists.

+ we have lots and lots of interesting reading / hand written notes from the previous owners.

In Full Complete Shadow Spec: with correct UFM / RFM numbers, with just the engine changed in the 60′ 70’s
Sold in 1979 by Ted Davies a known figure in the Vincent motorcycle World, as a Shadow
Previous last keeper a Mr Roger Forsythe ( another well known figure, from the World of straight line Drag Racing in the 70’s and 80’s ) who was a collector / rider of Vincent motorcycles.
He rode this bike as his weekend runabout user, don’t worry he did not race this bike.
Last keeper has wrote in the paperwork: NEVER NOT STARTED 1st OR 2nd Kick

With a very large document file as seen in pictures.
Ready to ride, fully road tested.
Look at the YouTube video below, just click the big photo with red YouTube logo to WATCH.

Make: Vincent
Model C Rapide
Year: 1951
Matching UFM and rear Swingarm member numbers
With correct crankcase pairings
Cubic Capacity (cc) 998 CC
Type of fuel: PETROL
Colour: BLACK
Mileage: 18,567 ( Believed to be genuine but we cannot guarantee )
72 years old: WoW

Paint & chrome is 100% NICE:
Perfect tyres.
With the original Dunlop wheel rims which still look like NEW. WoW you must come and SEE.
Still running on 6v system, Fitted with new battery
Always kept indoors and not in a cold damp garage.
Started frequently, ‘not just stored and forgotten about’

Easy starter once you have mastered and learned the British Bike / Vincent starting techniques.

Starting procedures:
Both choke levers forwards on handle bars with slight air gap on both choke levers, Turn both fuel taps ON towards the downwards position i.e ( at 6 o,clock ) Tickle both carbs to dribble fuel / Caution: not too much be careful, pull/hold in decompressor lever, stroke over engine 3 to 4 times to draw fuel mixture in both cylinder pots, find TDC just before ( this you will need to master ) then one big kick without the decomp and away she will GO, Its as easy as pie as they say…

Part exchange possible, Viewing by appointment.



Worldwide delivery only with professionals

We can easily arrange transportation to Japan or anywhere else in the World if required / Switzerland / Finland / Norway / America / Australia / etc etc.
日本の配送は可能です。私共が海外配送業者 https://shippio.com に連絡を取り配送手続きを行います。

RGC Motorcycle Movements based in Eastwood Notts and run by our very good friend Gary C for all UK mainland deliveries, Call 07814 218118 the very best UK motorcycle mover who can be trusted. https://www.rgcmotorcyclemovements.com/

Chas Mortimer Transportation at http://chasmortimer.co.uk for all of Europe.
and www.shippio.co.uk
for the rest of the World.

We use only the best and most reliable delivery companies with the best knowledge on how to get the bike to you

Please ask: There are terms and conditions of sale:

Part exchange very welcome, we will take Classic Cars / Classic Motorcycles / Almost anything that’s Classic ?

Serious enquiries. Please call the shop / showroom on 020 8997 2421 between 10.30 and 6 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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