• Merkliste 0
    0

    Changes in watchlisted vehicles

    Watchlist

    Take advantage of the watchlist for quick access to your favourite listings.

    To use the watchlist, please sign in.

  • Gespeicherte suchen 0
    0

    new offers in search requests

    Search requests

    Save your search requests and start them again at any time with just one click.

    You will be informed by e-mail when new listings appear on your saved searches.

    In order to save your searches, you must be logged in.

Vincent Rapide C (1951)

EUR 65,000JPY 8,322,600BGN 127,127CZK 1,682,850DKK 485,128GBP 57,804HUF 21,043,750PLN 278,726RON 302,562SEK 665,308CHF 73,476ISK 8,996,000NOK 630,682HRK 480,772RUB 4,936,236TRY 396,156AUD 102,342BRL 288,405CAD 98,988CNY 508,554HKD 576,348IDR 1,071,307,250ILS 275,386INR 5,232,175KRW 82,746,950MXN 1,518,680MYR 307,262NZD 107,360PHP 3,900,780SGD 101,140THB 2,423,330ZAR 1,038,680

Offered for: EUR 65,000

  • Vincent Rapide C
  • Vincent Rapide C
  • Vincent Rapide C
  • Vincent Rapide C
  • Vincent Rapide C
  • Vincent Rapide C
1 of 6
E-Mail Seller
  • Yesterdays
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • Contact:
    Elly Versleyen

Subject

Request for Vincent Rapide C (1951) | Vehicle-ID: 103428

Watch Watchlisted
Print
Report
  • Vehicle data
  • Description
  • Condition
  • Make Vincent
  • Model Rapide C
  • Year of manufacture 1951
  • Type Sports Bike
  • Chassis number n.a.
  • Gearbox number n.a.
  • Engine number n.a.
  • Exterior colour Black
  • Report n.a.
  • Condition category Restored
  • Mileage (read) n.a.
  • Previous owners n.a.
  • First registration n.a.
  • Matching numbers n.a.
  • Café Racer n.a.

Technical details

  • Engine design 4-Takt | OHV
  • Power (kw/hp) 33/45
  • Cubic capacity (ccm) 998
  • Cylinders 1
  • Starter Kickstarter
  • Cooling Air
  • Transmission Manual
  • Gearshift n.a.
  • Gears n.a.
  • Drive Chain
  • Fuel Petrol
  • Front Brake Drum
  • Rear Brake Drum
  • Curb weight (kg) n.a.

The outbreak of WW2 in 1939 brought production of all Series A models to a halt, and when Vincent resumed production at the war’s end it was with the all-new Series B.
Its rear suspension aside, the Series A Vincent-HRD had been conventional enough: tubular steel frame, girder forks, separate gearbox, etc but with the Series B Messrs Vincent and Irving effectively established the marque’s reputation for the defiance of convention in the pursuit of engineering excellence.
For a start there was no ‘frame’ as such, merely a fabricated box attached to the cylinder heads, that served as the oil tank and incorporated the headstock and the attachment point for the rear springs.
The gearbox was integral with the engine, and the swinging arm pivoted directly in the engine/gearbox casings, features commonplace today but unusual 60 years ago.
Only in his retention of the pre-war Brampton girder fork did Phillip Vincent appear to be lagging behind other manufacturers, almost all of which had switched to telescopics, but this apparent shortcoming would soon be addressed by the introduction of the famous ‘Girdraulic’ fork.

Introduced in 1946, the Vincent-HRD Series-B Rapide was immediately the fastest production motorcycle on sale anywhere, with a top speed of 110mph.
The basic design clearly had even greater potential though, which would be realised later in the form of the Black Shadow and Black Lightning models.

In 1948 the Vincent range began to be up-dated to ‘Series C’ specification.
The most significant changes made concerned the suspension, there being a revised arrangement at the rear incorporating curved lugs for the seat stays and an hydraulic damper between the spring boxes, while at the front the new models boasted Vincent’s own ‘Girdraulic’ fork: a blade-type girder fitted with twin hydraulic dampers.
These advances began to find their way onto production models during 1948 but it would be 1950 before all Vincents left the factory in Series C specification.
This particular Rapide has been painstakingly restored and runs beautiful.

Condition, Registrations & Documents

  • Registered
  • Ready to drive

Vehicle-ID: 103428


New to Classic Trader?

Register quickly and easily to benefit from the following advantages :

  • Save interesting vehicles to your personal watchlist.
  • Create and save individual searches.
  • No cost or obligation.

I am a private seller

With Classic Trader your vehicle is as good as sold. We support you along the way.

I am a dealer

Post an unlimited number of vehicles. Use Classic Trader as a professional distribution channel and benefit from our services.

I am a private seller

With Classic Trader your vehicle is as good as sold. We support you along the way.

I am a dealer

Post an unlimited number of vehicles. Use Classic Trader as a professional distribution channel and benefit from our services.