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vincent black shadow to be auctioned

A pristine fully-restored example of the world’s first superbike – a Vincent Black Shadow Series C – will be up for sale when the 25th Carole Nash Eurojumble takes place at Netley Marsh, Hampshire.

The motorcycle, similar to the one pictured but manufactured in 1949 and rebuilt to showroom standard from a box of bits by its current owner in 2008, will be among a selection of classic machines being sold by Charterhouse at the event, which takes place from 31 August to 1 September.

While the Black Shadow has a guide price of £60,000 to £70,000, it will be sold alongside more affordable lots including a 1935 Ariel Red Hunter, a 1947 BSA C11 and a 1937 Sunbeam Model 8.

“The Vincent Black Shadow is a thumping great machine. With its 1000cc engine it would take it owners to 125mph at a time when most family saloon cars would struggle to go half as fast,” said Charterhouse classic motorcycle expert Matthew Whitney. “They always have been, and always will be, one of the most sought after motorcycles and this is a rare opportunity for a buyer to acquire a beautifully restored Black Shadow.”

One of the UK’s biggest bike autojumbles, the 25th Carole Nash Eurojumble event offers bargain-hunters an opportunity to browse thousands of items offered by more than 300 traders including everything from tinware to engines, oil and plenty more motorcycle-related memorabilia besides.

Located between Cadnam and Totton, Hants, Netley Marsh will be filled with motorcycling bargains making it the perfect end to the summer. Gates open from 9am.

Event Planner Nick Mowbray said: “We are really looking forward to this year’s event. It will be a great day out for bike enthusiasts, especially with the special lots brought in by Charterhouse.”


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