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£500,000 motorcycle hoard found

Some of the world’s rarest bikes are in the collection, with the reclusive owner keeping the machines in an industrial building in LA

A HOARD of classic motorcycles has been unearthed in a lock-up in LA. The owner of the bikes, a recluse, began storing the bikes and parts in the 60s when he emigrated to the USA.

Included in the haul, which is set to go under the hammer, is a 1938 Vincent Series A, which it’s thought only 40 or so of are still in existence, a one-of-a-kind Vincent Series D Victor Comet, a 1953 Black Shadow and a 1948 Vincent Series B Rapide.

The collection is set to be sold by Liquid Asset Partners LCC, who’s CEO, Bill Melvin said: “Within a day, we were on site taking notes and photos to document this rare find. It was difficult as the bikes were crammed into tight quarters, mixed with parts and other miscellaneous items. It was the personal hoard of a lifetime.”

The pick of the bikes

  • 938 Vincent HRD Series A Rapide Twin – $400,000
  • 1953 Vincent Black Shadow – Series C - $70,000
  • 1948 Vincent Series B Rapide – $30,000

To view the collection – click here.

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