Black Shadow with a surprising estimate is just one of the early entries for H&H’S next sale at the National Motorcycle Museum
Eye-opening results plus serious temptation for those fond of a bid
Even with the catalogue remaining open for a few more weeks yet, there are already plenty of interesting lots confirmed for the next H&H sale. Standing out among the early entries the 1951 Vincent Black Shadow pictured here, which is being offered with an estimate of £40,00050,000 – rather less than you might expect for a Series C Shadow. The reason is that the engine is not the original V-twin, but a new unit that was built in 2011. However, for a buyer looking for a machine to ride rather than a museum piece, this surely shouldn’t detract from the Vincent’s allure, and the bike is still likely to appreciate in value over the years – even if not quite at the rate you’d expect for a matching-numbers example.
There is an interesting selection of pre-war British classics already consigned, too. A lovely, unrestored, 1925 Triumph Model P described as being very original and in good running order – it successfully completed the 2018 Banbury Run – has an estimate of £6000-7000 and looks good for a few more Banburys to come.
If a Banbury-eligible machine is what you’re looking for, there’s a 1927 Raleigh Model 21 (estimate £70008000), a fabulous matching-numbers 1929 BSA Sloper (estimate £5000-7000) from the same deceased estate collection as the Black Shadow, plus a rather tidy 1929 Sunbeam Model 9/90 (estimate £7000-9000) that’s also from the same collection.
There will no doubt be plenty more to come before the catalogue closes, so keep an eye out for updates at H&H’S website – handh.co.uk
Series C Black Shadow has an estimate of £40k-50k
BELOW: Doubt if the Shadow will be left at the altar, despite its non-original engine
RIGHT: 1929 BSA Sloper has an estimate of £5000-7000