Sold for £32,200
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: LXF 121
Frame No: R3939
Engine No: F10RB/1/2039
The 1948 Series C Rapide differed from the Series B primarily in its front suspension. By this time Vincent HRD believed that the Brampton fork had outlived its value, but they had resisted adopting the increasingly common telescopic forks, feeling that they were not sufficiently rigid in torsion, did not offer enough adjustment, and did not handle well when ridden hard when a sidecar was attached. The replacement was a new Vincent design called the Girdraulic fork.
The current vendor has enjoyed this 1949 HRD Rapide since 1960. It is now fitted with a Watsonian sidecar, so he could still use it. It has been upgraded to an Alton electric start, centre stand, and uprated clutch it has the correct upper frame and engine numbers. Currently fitted with Mk1 Amal concentric carbs for better performance, all the genuine parts are still with the machine and will go with it. The machine is offered with a current V5C and a continuation RF60 logbook.
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Auction: National Motorcycle Museum, 20th Jul, 2022
Wednesday 20th July 2022, from 9am
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