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Lot 369: c1950 Vincent Rapide

Sale of Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams & Butterfields (12 November 2005)

Vincent factory records show that this machine consists of Series C Rapide engine sent to M & S in Southern Rhodesia in 1950, and a Series C Comet frame that was manufactured (probably) in 1954. The vendor reports that some work has been carried out - all big end and engine bearings renewed, gearbox bearings renewed, cranks trued, new standard cylinder liners, pistons, rings and Mk 2 cams fitted - and that a number of parts are needed to finish the rebuild including cylinder heads, clutch sprocket and some gearbox components. Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to satisfy themselves, prior to bidding, with regard to the extent of the correctness, originality and completeness of this machine, which is sold strictly as viewed.

Lot Details
Auction Sale of Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams & Butterfields, Petersen Museum, Los Angeles, CA
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number369
Estimate$18000-$25000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$15500
Hammer Price (inc premium)$17825
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Engine numberF10AB/1/2717
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