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1955 Vincent Black Knight

BLACK KNIGHT – One Owner From New: 1955 Vincent Black Knight for sale with H&H Classics ESTIMATE £40k – £45k

A highly collectable single-owner 1955 Vincent Black Knight will be sold at the next H&H Classics auction at the National Motorcycle Museum on July 30th.

The bike will be on display at the museum until the sale. It is estimated to sell for £40,000 to £45,000. Last year H&H Classics sold two Vincents at their summer sale –  a 1955 Black Knight Series D with sidecar sold for £51,750 ($67,798), and a 1947 HRD Rapide Series B sold for £40,250 (nearly $53,000).

Mark Bryan, of H&H Classics, says: “The bike is in amazing original condition, showing 58,000 original miles. It comes with the original bill of sale, Vincent guarantee, RF60 buff logbook and factory workshop manual. It is the full package. Coming across one of these bikes in this condition is unusual enough, but the same owner from new is incredibly rare!”

Lifelong bike enthusiast, Rex Bigg, from Muswell Hill in London, bought the Vincent Black Knight from Turner Brothers in London for £381.18 on hire purchase and kept the bike until he sadly passed away in 2017.

During his lifetime he used it for his honeymoon and regular trips to Ireland and the Lake District. The bike was restored by him in the early 1980’s.

As the years passed he used the bike less and less, preferring his lighter Douglas Mk5, and the Black Knight remained mainly in his garage, appearing for the odd ride out and trip to local bike shows.

Now a lucky bidder at the H&H sale will be able to write a new chapter in this wonderful machine’s life.


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