Black Shadow in the Limelight

A 1950 Vincent Black Shadow is one of the star motorcycles at the Charterhouse auction on Sunday 8th February estimated at £60,000-70,000.

“In the classic motorcycle world this is one of the most desirable bikes you can own.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “These bikes were king of the road when they were new and this one has been used by its Somerset owner for 23 years and although it is such a valuable machine, has even used it for the daily commute to work!”

This Vincent Black Shadow offered blistering performance in 1950, with a top speed of around 125 mph. This may be something we take for granted today, but back in post war Britain it was one of the fastest bikes you could ride.

Included in the Charterhouse auction of motorcycles, held in conjunction with The Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, this is one of three valuable Vincent motorcycles. 

Elsewhere in the auction, there are over 100 motorcycles dating from the 1920’s onwards and with engines ranging from 50cc up to 1,000cc, bikes in barn stored condition through to concours, commuters through to road race bikes and estimates from £200 up to £70,000 there is pretty much something for any classic motorcycle enthusiast.

Viewing for this huge auction, which starts at 12 noon on Sunday 8th February, is on Saturday 7th 10am-5pm. Entry to the auction is through the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show and reduced price tickets are available at www.classicbikeshows.com. Entry to the auction on Sunday 8th is with a catalogue only which are available from Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS or 01935 812277 £12 pp or you can browse through the catalogue on www.charterhouse-auction.com 

For further information regarding this auction, or to enter a classic  motorcycle into this auction, contact Matthew Whitney ASFAV at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or via email mw@charterhouse-auction.com


The 1950 Vincent Black Shadow 1,000 cc motorcycle being sold by Charterhouse in their classic motorcycle auction on Sunday 8th February £60,000-70,000
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