The Harris Vincent Gallery, located in Round Rock, Texas, custom builds and restores original Vincent HRD motorcycles. We source original parts and manufacture new parts to exact specifications to maintain authenticity. We also sell original racing trophies, motorcycle magazines and books, and other memorabilia.
Custom Built Restorations of Vincent and Vincent HRD Motorcycles, authentic down to the finest detail.
VINCENT TOURING RAPIDE- Genuine red/black
Some believe there were approximately 17 built, others think perhaps 20 or 30. Whichever the number is, this is one of the most rare of all VINCENT motorcycles. Compare its production to the BLACK LIGHTNING of which there were around 33 and you can see the point. Very low production VINCENT Motorcycles are highly prized.
This particular RAPIDE, nicknamed “Hellboy” by its owner is the winner of more major motorcycle concourses than any other recent motorcycle. If you think you might try winning at concourse, no better bike can be found than Hellboy.
Hellboy was one of two VINCENT Motorcycles in the estate of a gentleman from Georgia. As he grew older, the dream of restoring his prized red and black Touring Rapide and his BLACK SHADOW came to fade. Mr. Edwards left the two VINCENTS to his four daughters, in pieces.
The daughters sent the two bikes to HVG in 2013 and we restored both. The Hellboy is a genuine and original Touring RAPIDE with all matching numbers. Not just the usual frame and engine numbers, but the outer covers as well. The petrol tank is original to the bike as well as the front forks and mudguards. They wore the original red and black paint under a coat of brushed on black paint and so, its proof of its original colors.
Are we sure? The bike comes with a complete set of VINCENT Works documents from the Vincent Owners’ Club showing it was a “red black."
The restoration was our very best, both inside and out. This bike has a fresh engine in which we used Maughan and Sons bottom end, original but refinished Vincent camshafts and more. Everything top quality. Original DUNLOP wheels and to top it off, a genuine Maestas saddle. The best.
So, win trophies with it or ride it, or do both. It is what a Vincent should be.
Priced at $125k USD
1952 VINCENT Black Shadow “C” Series, (Restored in and out)
This “C” Black Shadow was restored to show winning condition in 2004 by HVG in a time when the Vincent market was dominated by motorcycle enthusiasts. Corresponding numbers were somewhat insignificant then and the completely redone inside of the engine was more a focus that the numbers. In the case of ZZ 35, the rear frame and engine “match” but not the UFM.
This Home-market specification Black Shadow is a fully restored example.
Its particulars are:
While it is partially-matching with matching RFM and engine numbers, it was fully restored, inside and out by HVG in 2004. Since this total restoration, it has seen only 105 miles on its genuine, fully restored SMITHS 5” 150 mph speedometer. This motorcycle will require some cautious break-in miles by the new owner.
HVG bought this Shadow from an owner and restored it using correct and original parts wherever possible.
Now available and ready to ride. Will require some maintenance after 1,000 miles as well as an engine oil and filter element change.
The ideal owner for this motorcycle is someone most concerned with riding or showing the motorcycle in concourse events rather than as a future investment.
vincent motorcycle for sale, a storied racer that ran on Detroit streets in the fifties. After languishing in pieces for over fifty years, Harris Vincent Gallery discovered and assembled this machine, returning it to its former glory for its original owner, a college student at the time. It’s story, discovery and rebuild is chronicled as the cover bike in the Sept/Oct 2016 issue of Motorcycle Classics. This Vincent Motorcycle is for sale! Do not miss the opportunity to own this unique Vincent Motorcycle priced at $79,500. For more photos and a detailed story go to: www.woodwardavenuevincent.com
Contact: (512) 491-7609