“Light Custom” – 1952 Vincent Rapide

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The seller of this Rapide says the bike has been given a “light custom treatment with smart usable upgrades” that also happen to make it look like a Black Shadow. In his or her mind, it’s for someone that wants the Black Shadow look without Black Shadow prices. Do you agree?


This Rapide (VIN: F10AB18128) was upgraded with the front brakes and center pull brake cables from a Lightning, extended cam arms, Amal Concentric carbs, extended intake manifolds, Alton alternator, and a 12V electrical system. It also has a 5″ Smiths chrono speedometer that goes up to 150 miles per hour, even if the bike doesn’t.


The sale comes with a letter from the Vincent Owners club that verifies the authenticity of the bikes components and confirms that the engine is from a ’52 Rapide. Find this Black Shadow wannabe for sale in Port Orange, Florida with bidding up to $30,600 and the reserve not yet met

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