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Where Are You Now? 6976CZ F10AB/1/359


Jerry161

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The photo SA13133 shows ENGINE NUMBER 359 written on back of print.

Bike was registered in South Australia.

The photo 6976CZ shows same bike registered in UK in 1961.

I believe that bike was owned by the late Bryan Barton in LUTON.

It appears to be a Series B Rap with timing cover having "veins".

Girdraulic forks added post manufacture.

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david bowen

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It did live very close to me in south australia ,correct owner went back to uk 1961 his son is a member
 

RogerB

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VOC Member
I am trying to trace my Father B Rapide anyone know anything about it. It has a Northen Ireland reg 6976CZ
 

vin998

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According to DVLA it was last taxed in 1980.
The registration was as last reported against your Fathers name Roger in the 1968 VOC yearbook and nothing since in the Machine Registrars database.
Simon
 
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RogerB

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According to DVLA it was last taxed in 1980.
The registration was as last reported against your Fathers name Roger in the 1968 VOC yearbook and nothing since in the Machine Registrars database.
Simon
My Father sold the bike in the early 70s.
I am looking for it as I have some old tax discs for it and would like to pass them onto the present owner.
 

alan wright

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My Father sold the bike in the early 70s.
I am looking for it as I have some old tax discs for it and would like to pass them onto the present owner.
Bonjour , this will probably muddy the waters but in the early 60's we had a motley crew of bikers in the Luton area ( Bedfordshire, UK) mainly riding Bonnies, Dommies, Velos and CSRs and one day my mate Alan Thompson of Houghton Regis, near Luton, turned up on a Rapide with an Irish registration number. Could this be the bike in question ?? We used to ride to the Busy Bee on the Watford By-Pass, Jacks Hill Café at Gravely, nr Stevenage and the Ace on the North Circ. mainly in the summer and, in the winter the Spanish Doll in Luton, the Caramba coffee bar in Dunstable and the Ranch Café on the Watling street south of Dunstable .
These rides nearly always ended with us escorting the Vin home, him with no lights and two of us sandwiching him between us away from the prying eyes of the "boys in blue"!! As we said, "Lucas invented darkness and Miller perfected it !!"
Happy days and hope this helps,
Best regards, Alan
 

RogerB

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VOC Member
Bonjour , this will probably muddy the waters but in the early 60's we had a motley crew of bikers in the Luton area ( Bedfordshire, UK) mainly riding Bonnies, Dommies, Velos and CSRs and one day my mate Alan Thompson of Houghton Regis, near Luton, turned up on a Rapide with an Irish registration number. Could this be the bike in question ?? We used to ride to the Busy Bee on the Watford By-Pass, Jacks Hill Café at Gravely, nr Stevenage and the Ace on the North Circ. mainly in the summer and, in the winter the Spanish Doll in Luton, the Caramba coffee bar in Dunstable and the Ranch Café on the Watling street south of Dunstable .
These rides nearly always ended with us escorting the Vin home, him with no lights and two of us sandwiching him between us away from the prying eyes of the "boys in blue"!! As we said, "Lucas invented darkness and Miller perfected it !!"
Happy days and hope this helps,
Best regards, Alan
Not the same bike as it was still in Ireland in the early 60s and my Father did not sell it until the early 70s.
Thank you for the info though.
 

vibrac

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I went after a white Shadow in Luton at the top of the hill in Stockingstone road off the A6 he wanted £100 for it and I though that was too much and bought a Dark Blue Rapide in better condition near Duxford for £65.
 

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