1952 Vincent Rapide for Sale – £SOLD

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1952 Vincent Rapide for Sale, A Rare Classic British Motorcycle in Super Tidy Condition.

Last Keeper 20 Years, Lots Of Documentation.


1952 Vincent Rapide For Sale (1)1952 Vincent Rapide for Sale, Super tidy condition, a beautiful Vincent ready to ride. Fully serviced and road tested for the next lucky new owner. Please note: This is a super clean very tidy bike, there is no grit or grime like most. Paint & chrome is 100% perfect, still like new. Very good tyres. Always kept indoors and not in a cold damp garage. Started frequently, ‘not just stored and forgotten about’. Cared for by the last owners. A Great investment opportunity.


Price: £52,989

1952 Vincent Rapide C Series

With a very detailed photo catalogue album relating to a full and sympathetic rebuild showing each stage of a full restoration in detail.
The complete rebuild took place during the year 1991/92 the catalogue album consists of:

1. Introduction
2. History of motorcycle
3. Pictures before
4. Details of the rebuild
5. Pictures during the works
6. Notes on the finished machine
7. Appendices
a ) Cost information
b ) Reference of sub-contractors

Registration number: RHA 930
Date of first registration: 25.05.1952
Date of first registration in the UK: 25.05.1952
Make: Vincent
Model C Rapide
Year: 1952
Cubic Capacity (cc) 1000 CC
Type of fuel: PETROL
Wheelplan: 2-WHEEL
Upper Frame Member / Vin/Chassis/Frame No. RC9828C
Rear frame Member Number / RC9828C

Engine number. FA10AB/1/9002 ( Was a new engine supplied and fitted January 1954 at the Vincent factory and was agreed by Philip Vincent himself the managing
as a good will gesture due to engine failure of the original unit )
Please NOTE:
We have the all important actual letter ( Vincent Engineers ( Stevenage) Ltd letter ) ( Dated 21st January 1954 ) ( Look at the 4th picture )

Vehicle Colour: BLACK

1950 Vincent Rapide C

5 owners

Last owner for 20 years since 2002 to 22/08/2022 who decided to sell as he could no longer ride the bike.

Previous to last owner was the person who had the bike fully restored in 1991/92 at 63,854 miles

Since restoration the bike has covered another 10,314 miles between 1992 and 2002

In November 2019 just before the lockdown pandemic the last owner decided to have the engine fully rebuilt by the
Vincent Workshop Ltd at great cost: £11,706.70 to be exact: Effectively what you are looking at is a new

Since the latest engine rebuild the bike has covered minimal mileage again because of the pandemic.

The bike has since and recently been through our workshop and is now ready to ride on the United Kingdoms
Queens Highway

The new lucky owner will hopefully be the next person who can put another 70,000 miles on this beauty.

We have the old buff logbook + the logbook there after, and the latest DVLA V5c registration document, lots of old road fund licence Tax discs dating back many years, stacks and stacks invoices / bills and lots of Vincent information books and manuals, simply just to much to list.

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


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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