1954 Vincent Rapide


Vincent Rapide (1000cc) 1954 – Reg. ODE 220 - VIN No. RC12487. Engine. F10AB/5/12027

This is a truly beautiful machine and has the requisite matching upper and lower frame numbers. The engine is a replacement but has an official number supplied by VOC and is practically brand new. It has done around 500 miles since the full rebuild and I have numerous bills for this engine. This bike comes complete with the original logbook with first owners and is a V.O.C. registered bike confirming its authenticity. Starts and runs perfectly well.

A bit of History!

According to V.O.C Machines Registrar the frame number, which is RC12487, is the last number in sequence for the series “C” machine. The next number in sequence is RC12488, which is recorded as the first production series “D” machine. That said V.O.C also confirmed that there were 5 more made after during the time when early series D machines were being produced.

If you are looking for a matching numbers rapide in lovely condition then you have found your bike and you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Engine Size:1000cc
  • Engine Number:F10AB/5/12027
  • Chassis Number:RC12487
  • Registration:ODE 220


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