Since the start of this site back in mid-2011 we have had countless submissions from our readers. The majority have been cars, but we have also received a handful of motorcycle finds too. We do not have much two-wheeled expertise though so we have never featured one. Today we thought we would try something different and see what you guys think. There is a rare 1951 Vincent Rapide at auction right now on eBay with one day remaining.
This one is obviously not a barn find, but maybe it could be considered a backroom shelf find? Vincent was known for producing some of the fastest motorcycles on the road. In fact, many consider the Black Shadow to be the first super bike ever produced. The Black Shadow was essentially a higher performance version of the already quick Rapide like we have here. The engineering that went into these bikes was astounding for the day. Notice how everything bolts together instead of bolting to a central frame.
Here is what this pile of parts could look like some day. This one sold at auction in the UK last year for £24,150. Check out the page on Bonhams site for more information about what made Vincents so special. Then please take a moment and let us know what you think about the idea of seeing the occasional motorcycle here on Barn Finds.