One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674

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Lot 295
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork
Registration no. EVV 317 Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674

Sold for £ 43,700 (US$ 60,313) inc. premium
One owner from new
1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork
Registration no. EVV 317
Frame no. RD12574B
Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
Rear Frame no, RD12574B
Crankcase mating no. G18V

In September 1955 when it was revealed that production of Vincent motorcycles would cease, the news stunned the motorcycling world. By the time its demise was announced, Vincent's final twin - the Series-D - had been in production for just six months. The enclosed versions of the Rapide and Black Shadow were known as Black Knight and Black Prince respectively, and when production finally ceased in December 1955 around 460 Series-D twins had been built, some 200 of which were enclosed models. Still in the hands of its original owner, this Black Shadow (with Prince bodywork) benefits from an engine rebuild undertaken circa 15 years ago and was last taxed for the road in April 2003. Like many of its kind the machine has been upgraded, boasting 12-volt alternator electrics, electronic ignition, flashing indicators, 'crash' bars, panniers and modern mirrors. Currently SORN'd, the machine will require the customary re-commissioning and safety checks before returning to the road. Accompanying paperwork consists of sundry invoices from specialist parts suppliers, old V5 document, old/current V5C documents and a quantity of expired MoT certificates indicating that the machine has covered only a handful of miles in the last 20 years. The current odometer reading is 37,119 miles.
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One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
One owner from new,1955 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow Series-D, With Prince Bodywork Frame no. RD12574B Engine no. F10AB/2B/10674
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