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1950 Vincent Rapide Series B | 1950 Classic Motorcycle in Cornelius NC | 4355833244

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1950 Vincent Rapide Series B

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1950 Vincent Rapide Series B is a 1950 Classic Motorcycle in Cornelius NC
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Used 1950 144 miles
Cornelius, NC

Just 107 of these ‘Chinese Red’ Vincent Rapides were produced by the factory and exported to the USA. They were distributed by the Indian Sales Corp. who had a large dealer network but no ohv V Twin to compete with Harley-Davidson, Vincent motorcycles had no dealers in the USA and so a deal was struck, the high handlebars, touring mudguards and bright red paintwork specifically requested for the American market.This genuine example was dispatched from the works 11th July 1950, a late model series B, and was sent to Indian Motorcycles, Springfield Massachusetts. Original registration records show it being in New York state in 1957 until 1964. It was imported back to the UK approximately 30 years ago but remained unregistered and unrestored until 2009.Having been purchased as project the bike was comprehensively restored by the current owner, with further engine work completed by Vincent specialists Maughan & Sons. It remains in absolutely pristine ‘show’ condition, and has only covered 144 test miles.The UFM number matches the engine number, as shown in the factory record card, the engine also has correct matching mating numbers, the UFM number is not matching. ‘Red’ Rapides’ very rarely come to the market and this really is an exquisite example, it is supplied with the UK V5 registration document, a copy of the factory records, USA ownership cer
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