Final Series-C Vincent Black Shadow tops Stafford auction

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The last Series-C Vincent Black Shadow ever built is to be auctioned at the next Bonhams sale on October 21.

The 1955 machine has matching numbers and has only had three owners in it’s lifetime, and has recently had a full restoration completed by Conway Motors, and is not yet completely run in since the rebuild. The bike comes with an old-style buff logbook, showing the bike was first sold by dealer Jack Surtees in South London, and shows the names of the first two owners as well as the last owner (now deceased). The bike is predicted to fetch between £40,000 and £50,000.

Other bikes in the auction include:
• A racing Douglas prototype developed by rider/engineer Freddie Dixon, built for the 1928 Isle of Man TT. The bike achieved 18th in the Junior race, and retired from the Senior event after Dixon was forced to lay the bike down. Estimate is £25,000 to £35,000.
• Laverda endurance prototype, built by UK dealer Mead and Tomkinson with a Jack DiFazio hub-steer front end. Estimated at £6000 - £10,000.
• 1970 Honda CB750, believed to be from the first UK batch imported in 1969. 49,000 miles in original, unrestored condition. Estimate £6000 - £10,000.

Contact Bonhams on 0870 027 3616.



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