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Proud Brian Hill on the 1937 Vincent HRD classic he first spotted in 1968 - and never dreamt he would own.
A good turn by a cash strapped student in 1968 has netted him a whopping £225,000 windfall over 40 years later.
When a struggling young student in 1968 Brian spotted an advert for the bike of his dreams - A pre war Vincent HRD for just £40, unfortunatley for Brian he could not scrape together the funds required and so mentioned the find to friend John Lumley who snapped up the two tea chests that contained the precious bike.
It wasn't until 41 years later that Brian received a phone call to say that John had never forgotten his tip and had gifted the now iconic machine back to him in his will - still in the original tea chests.
However the value of the these very rare machines has shot up in the intervening years and Brian's now lovingly restored bike would be worth nearly £250,000 at auction today.