1947 Vincent-HRD Rapide Series B


1947 Vincent-HRD Rapide Series B 1000cc. An extremely rare, early, beautiful restored, all correct and original Rapide B! No expense was spared on the quality of the work and parts in the process of the build as can be seen in the photos and video.

This Series B Rapide was sold new by Williams, of Cheltenham, in July 1947. We are advised that Vincent Owners Club records confirm that the frame and engine numbers match and that GDG 399' is one of the documented exceptions to the ‘1900 difference’ rule of thumb. Rapide engine numbers for 1946, the first year of Series B production, from 20 - 400, making this machine with engine number ’91’ a very rare and early Series B Rapide.

This machine left the Stevenage factory on 20th May 1947 and was unknown to the Vincent Owners Club since 1950. Purchased by the last owner in 2004 and restored to an extremely high standard It comes complete with its buff card logbook, V5C, a Test Certificate from 1967, and some invoices for parts.

Introduced post war, the Vincent-HRD Rapide Series B went into production in 1946. The fastest motorcycle you could buy, at the time.
GDG 339’ had several owners prior to 1959, as documented in the accompanying old-style logbook, and has been kept in dry storage since 1966 when its then-owner - a Mr. Cooper - dismantled it and rebuilt the engine. Invoices for parts supplied by Ross Motors Ltd, of Hinckley, are included with the bike together with an expired tax disc dated June 1967.

A great example for the collector and a blue chip investment!

Registration Number: GDG 339
Upper Frame Member No: R2090
Rear Frame Member No: R2090
Engine Number: F10AB/1A/91
Crank Case Number: A 59 ( Matching Pair )
All Number Are Correct And Original.

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  • Engine Size:1000cc
  • Odometer:1 miles
  • Registration:GDG 339


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