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Vincent Motorcycle Sales

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Matching Numbers bike
Rider’s Vincents.
Project Bikes.
1953 Black Shadow
1951 Vincent Rapide
51Comet Project
Comet 1950
Comet 1950
Rapide 1951
COMET 1951
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At Vincent Spares we act as agents for the sale of Vincent motorcycles, often on behalf of VOC members and their families.  In fact probably more Vincents go through our doors than through those of any other seller in the world.  We use our collective 70 years of Club and Company experience to advise on the bikes we choose to sell.
And of course, given that we are the Vincent Owners Club company, we authenticate each of these Vincents using the Club’s unique database and bring our collective Club and Company experience to bear.  We are of course also the world’s largest supplier of Vincent spares, and the only supplier supplying parts to official VOC Club component drawings.
But please remember that the youngest Vincent is now over 65 years old (and they were originally expected to last perhaps 10 years).  They were designed and made at a time when riders expected and attended to frequent maintenance issues. 
We always encourage new buyers to join the Vincent Owners Club, and put new buyers in touch with their local VOC Section where they will be assured of a warm welcome, as well as technical support and friendly bike-banter. some further hints on where you can find further information may be found on our help page (button left)
We review each bike based on discussions with the seller and visual inspection, and informally allocate it to one of our three condition categories below. 
All sales are strictly subject to our terms and conditions which we provide when upon enquiry.
Remember, unlike auction houses we charge no buyer costs or buyer premium (which can get substantial). 
‘Matching Numbers’ Vincents                                                                                                                                           (highlighted in red)
These are ‘matching numbers’ bikes (ie main components have identical numbers to those in the factory records) that have been fully authenticated, and appear visually to be both in good condition and potentially fit for riding as a classic bike.  These include some of the best examples of the marque, which are likely to be investment-grade machines.   We can even arrange for a photo opportunity of you taking ownership of your classic Vincent at our headquarters.
Vincent Spares stock all the Vincent parts that you will need to maintain your Premium machine, and we offer a continuing 10% discount to Club Members.
Please note we are relying on visual and factory record inspection, owner’s description and we do not undertake a full mechanical examination.  We can arrange for an independent, experienced mechanic to undertake a mechanical review of the bike (at buyer’s cost) if required. 


A Rider’s Vincent                                                                                                                                                                        (Highlighted in green)
Whilst we authenticate the history of these bikes, they may not be matching numbers and appearance may be well road-ridden and in need of some attention.   Descriptions from seller and our own visual inspection suggests that they are reasonable examples which should potentially be fit for classic-bike riding (although we do not undertake a detailed mechanical inspection and no guarantee is given). 
Vincent Spares stock all the Vincent parts that you will need to maintain your Rider’s machine, and on most parts we can offer a 15% discount to Club Members for 12 months from purchase on Rider’s bikes (10% thereafter).
We can arrange for an experienced mechanic to undertake a mechanical review of the bike (at buyers cost) if required. 
A Project Bike                                                                                                                                                     (Highlighted in blue)
These may be examples from unfinished projects, look somewhat tired, or bikes that have not been ridden for many years.  Whilst we will check history of key components (engine, frame), buyers should expect to invest significant time by a skilled classic bike mechanic to get these into proper and safe riding order.  It is  worth noting that a matching numbers bike in poor condition may be regarded as a project bike.
Vincent Spares stock all the Vincent parts that you will need to restore your machine, and on most parts we can offer a 20% discount on large spares orders to Club Members for 12 months from purchase of  a Project Bike bought from us   (10% thereafter).


Contact us in confidence. We have a world wide audience of customers actively looking for Shadows, Rapides and Comets for riding and/or restoring.  Many of our customers are VOC members, so you know your beloved bike is going to a good home.
Do you have a machine and are considering selling? Have a chat with our MD, Bob Patchett, who will provide an expert view on how to present, possible selling price and any pre-work that would be helpful.  Remember, we probably arrange sales for more Vincents in a year than anyone else.
In addition, you save on auction house fees, negotiation and payment hassle, as well as the worry of strangers visiting your home to view a bike.
Contact our MD Bob Patchett to see if we can help +44 (0) 1536 312 220

Black Shadow   1953                              1

Matching Numbers, Very original

First of the diecast cases, Ross motors rebuild

Mellor Motors rebuilt heads, Ex G Spence bike

V5 present           £68,000


Rapide   1951                                                      2

Last owner for 12 years, Lots of receipts

Conway’s rebuild in 1995/96 , Spent some years in NZ

V5 present ,    £38,000          

COMET 1951 PROJECT                                                       2104253

Not a matching numbers bike but collection of parts,Engine complete and rebuilt in 2005 by Chris Chant.Most of the hard work done, Spare Magneto V5 and Number plate present for UFM. Box of parts to help complete bike Receipts for engine and other parts Main parts needed to complete are: Speedo and Bracket, Headlamp, Front and rear mudguards, Rear seat stays, chain, wiring loom. Wheels and forks need shimming. Current owner willing to part exchange with-BMW R80ST OR GS, Triumph 140ES (electric start) or Royal Enfield Prince.Asking  £14,000.

 SOLD                                                                               4                                               

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SOLD                                                                                                      5                                                       

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  COMET 1950                                                           6

Matching numbers, Very tidy original bike,

V5 and buff logbook present,

12 Volt, Alton generator, Magneto ignition


COMET 1950                                                                  7


1951 Rapide                                             8

With current owner and son since 1961, when the engine was changed from 500cc to 1000cc

Fully restored and engine rebuilt by Len Mathews, no expense spared. 5” Speedo and electron front brakes. Refurbished magdyno


COMET 1951                                                                9

Matching numbers, Very tidy bike, V5 and buff logbook present

Miller Dynamo, Thorspark coil ignition, 12 Volt, All lights LED,

Locking twist grip, Anti sump valve



SOLD                                                                                                       10

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The VOC Spares Company Ltd (VOC spares) trading as Vincent Spares Ltd +44(0) 1536 312 220 orders@vincentspares.co.uk Registration No.01220773