One of the world’s most valuable vintage motorbikes, a Vincent Black Shadow that formed part of a bid by the factory to set a new 24-hour speed record in 1952, is expected to bring in around $200,000 during Bonhams sale at the International Classic MotorCycle Show in Stafford, UK, on April 28.
Although mechanical failures prevented the 24-hour speed bid at Montlhéry in France in May 1952 from being successful, the British team returned home with eight new records, including six hours at over 100 mph.
The last time you returned home with eight new records, one of them was by Billy Idol…
- Posted March 22, 2013
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