A c.1950 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow/Rapide, one of the most beautiful British bikes ever made, is being offered at Bonhams‘ third annual sale of collectors’ motorcycles on June 18th in Oxfordshire, UK.

On offer at Bonhams‘ annual sale of collectors’ motorcycles on June 18th

The auction is being held in conjunction with the VMCC’s Banbury Run, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious gatherings of vintage motorbikes.

The Vincent is expected to fetch up to about $57,000; not an inconsiderable sum – but if you buy it you can burn rubber in next year’s Banbury….