Rare Motorcycle: 1938 Vincent “Series A” Among Others Found In L.A. Warehouse Stash And Now For Sale

Rare Motorcycle: 1938 Vincent “Series A” Among Others Found In L.A. Warehouse Stash And Now For Sale

© 2019, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Liquid Asset Partners:.

Rarest motorcycles found in forgotten collection, 1938 Vincent Series A headlines collection.

Some
of the world’s rarest motorcycles buried in a forgotten Los Angeles
warehouse collection are now for sale with viewing in Grand Rapids, MI
on May 22, 2019.

Grand Rapids, MI – A
rare collection of Vincent and Grigg motorcycles are now in the care of
Liquid Asset Partners, based in Grand Rapids. These were discovered
after the passing of a reclusive owner, after being hidden away for
decades. The bikes include six Vincent Motorcycles, a one of a king
Grigg Motorcycle, and a lifetime collection of rare parts. The gem of
the collection is a 1938 Vincent HRD Series A Twin, coined by many as
the rarest and most collectible motorcycle in the world.

“We
could not believe what we found,” said Bill Melvin. “We made
arrangements to view the collection which was buried in an industrial
building near Los Angeles. 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
headliner of the collection is the Vincent HRD Series A Twin. Known as a
“Series A” it carries a prestige similar to the rarest Duesenbergs,
with only 78 ever built and possibly fewer than 40 in existence today.
Most of the surviving Series A motorcycles are in museums, with only a
few coming for sale each decade. Built in 1938, with a top speed above
100mph, it was a superbike with many beautiful hand made parts, which
showcase the mechanical work of art. The engine has a wonderful V-Twin
rumble and power that surprises anyone lucky enough to try it.

The
collection also has a 1923 Grigg Blackburne V-twin engine 693cc which
is extremely rare, the only known survivor in the world with the 693cc
V-Twin. Only four Griggs of various models are thought to survive. The
craftsmanship, attention to detail, and history of this piece of art are
sure to be destined for a museum.

Included
is a one-of-a-kind Vincent Series D Victor (Comet) replica. The Victor
was one of the last models created by Vincent in 1954. Only one was made
before the factory closed. The previous owner was the only person to
spend the time and money to recreate a perfect one-of-a kind replica of
this rare model.

The
bikes were brought over in the early 1960’s when the previous owner
decided to leave England as a young man. He came to the United States
with a container of belongings which included a number of old
motorcycles and a vast collection of parts.

The
following is a list of the motorcycles, which Liquid will be
entertaining offers on: 1923 Grigg Blackburne, 1938 Vincent Series A
-HRD Twin, 1953 Vincent Black Shadow – Series C, 1955 Vincent Victor
Single Replica, 1954 Vincent Rapide D/C, 1948 Vincent Series B Rapide,
and 1950 Vincent Comet basket case.

Interested parties should contact Liquid Asset Partners at 616.719.5917 or [email protected] to submit an offer. A preview will occur in Grand Rapids, MI on May 22, 2019.

Additional information is available online at www.LiquidAP.com.

About Liquid Asset Partners:

Liquid
Asset Partners LLC is a North American liquidation, auction, appraisal,
and consulting firm, comprised of professionals with a diverse
knowledge of industries. Some recent transactions include: Erik Buell
Racing, Cannon dale Motorcycle Factory, Harley-Davidson Test Facilities,
Lotus Engineering USA, Global Electric Motorcars & Indian
Motorcycle Factory (NC), Dixie Distributing, Indian Motorcycle Factory
(Gilroy), Buell Motorcycle Factory, American Ironhorse Factory, Global
Motorsports, Circuit City, & over 10,000 other facilities across
North America
.

Bill
Melvin’s father (Bill Sr) began in the business back in 1974 by
liquidating motorcycle dealerships and distributors. They are known
throughout the motorcycle world as experts on the subject of antique
motorcycles, parts, memorabilia and as formidable buyers of rare models
such as Brough Superior, Crocker, Vincent, Flying Merkle, Pope, Indian,
Harley-Davidson, and more

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