This 1939-Vincent-HRD Series-A Rapide is the most expensive bike ever sold at auction in the UK.
It raised a staggering £201,000 (251000€)
The Vincent set the new British record just minutes after another
lot at the same sale,
a 1927 Zenith-JAP Championship Motorcycle
Combination, smashed the previous record selling for £180000.(225000€)
The bikes were part of the private collection of the late vintage motorcycle dealer Brian R Verrall of South London.
The auction, at Bonhams in New Bond Street, London, last week, attracted more than 300 bidders along with telephone bidders from around the world.
Before the Verrall sale, the most expensive British bike to sell at
auction was a 1934 Brough Superior SS100, which raised £166500 in
à bon entendeur (les nouveaux rêveurs qui arrivent au club)