Mecum’s Las Vegas Auction is in full swing through tomorrow, but today is the day that this 1938 Vincent HRD Series A Rapide goes under the gavel! This legendary 1938 Vincent-HRD Series A Rapide is among the most coveted motorcycles in the world as both the original Vincent V-Twin and the fastest motorcycle in the world in its day, knocking the Brough Superior SS100 off its perch,” according to Liquid Asset Partners, LLC.
This extremely rare prewar superbike is built from an original 1938 Rapide engine mated with an original 1939 frame, which has been correctly and beautifully restored by a renowned Vincent expert using OEM parts wherever possible. “It’s a well-known machine in the Vincent Owner’s Club, one of 78 originally produced and the only one available at the moment, as few owners ever sell their prewar Rapides,” claims the broker. “They are the ultimate Vincent twin and among the most desirable motorcycles in the world.”
The link to the Mecum auction lot F183 for bidding is