Same bloke, similar theme. amusing style of english - if it was as easy as he describes to turn this into a £40K bike for £10-15K, he would havedone it, wouldn't he?http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1950-Vincent- ... SwAYtWP6xz
Here we have the skeleton of a Vincent Rapide.
The Rear Frame Member and Headstock are original Vincent Rapide and have matching and correct 1950 frame numbers.
Crucially, I also have the VE60 Log Book and both the Rear Frame Member and Headstock match the numbers in the log book.
This bike started life as a 1950 Vincent Rapide and was registered in August 1950. At some point the engine was removed and placed into a Vincent Egli - I bought the frames and log book from the gentleman who owns the Egli. Importantly, the details on the VE60 were not placed onto the DVLA computer and therefore the original registration number should be obtainable. The registration number is a nice three letter and two digit number.
I have recently purchased a new Rapide/Black Shadow set of crank cases - these are the same cases that the Vincent Owners Club sell for £3,500+ VAT. They are perfect in every way and (importantly) are unstamped. My plan therefore was to build the Rapide up and get her road registered but my plans have now changed and therefore I will have to sell the complete kit.
According to the log book, the original bike had an engine replaced at some point early in it's life and therefore the engine number of the log book is from a 1949 Rapide, it is that engine that was subsequently fitted into the Egli. My plan was to utilize the original engine numbering from when it left the factory when rebuilding the bike (engine numbers on a Vincent are basically the Frame Number Minus 1900). Also, once you have obtained the V5C it would be relatively straight forward to revert to utilizing the original engine numbering (far more difficult with frame numbers - if not impossible).
The frame parts are in excellent condition with no cracks, breaks or bends etc.
This project is not cheap but is reflective of what I think it is worth. To build this back up would cost another £10,000-£15,000 but then you would have a bike worth over £40,000.
I have been a Vincent Owners Club member for many years and have owned a number of Rapides and am therefore well aware of how rare an opportunity like this is.
Willing to consider a swap for other British bikes with cash either way.