#320 The Curious Case of John Lumley and his Vanishing Vincents

There are few things quite so amusing as to watch the “bereaved” scratch and claw when one’s final wishes aren’t crystal clear.

On July 16, 2013, Britain’s Daily Mail published a story describing how Brian Hill of Longfield, Kent had been bequeathed two tea chests of motorcycle parts and, with £10,000 (about $20,000) of his own money, reassembled those parts into a 1937 Vincent-HRD series A Rapide worth an estimated £225,000. The Rapide was the first motorcycle from the John Lumley collection to break cov