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Vincent Black Prince breaks world record for Bonhams motorcycles
A 1955 Vincent 998cc Black Prince Project broke the world record for a Black Prince sold at auction, securing £91,100, almost four times its estimate. Photo: Bonhams.
LONDON.- This past weekend Bonhams annual Summer Classic Sale saw £2.4 million of automotive classics go under the hammer.

A 1955 Vincent 998cc Black Prince Project created a bidding frenzy, as two gentlemen on the phone battled for their most coveted item. Both bidders had a personal attachment to the bike; one having owned a Black Knight in his youth but always yearned for the superior Black Prince, the other (the eventual winner) sharing a birth year with the bike, and wanting to gift himself the Prince for his birthday.

The high performance motorcycle project eventually sold for almost four times its estimate at £91,100, becoming the top lot of the motorcycle sale and setting a world record for a Black Prince sold at auction.

Elsewhere in the sale, the remainder of the Vincent quadruplets all sold over their estimate, with the 1951 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow project achieving £54,050; a further £28,175 for the 1951 Vincent 998cc Rapide project, and the 1952 Vincent 998cc Rapide project achieving £23,000.

Legendary superbike of motorcycling’s between-the-wars 'Golden Age', the duo of Brough Superiors were a particular highlight of the sale. Owned by the legendary Myerscough family, the 1928/31 Brough Superior Overhead 680 achieved £33,350, and the 1935 Brough Superior 1,096cc 11-50hp secured £48,300.

Other notable results included the two Rudge Multi’s – the first outstandingly original example selling for £26,450, whilst the second, a very rusty barn find example which was formerly the property of His Majesty King Onyeama of Eke, Nigeria, sold for £4,830.

Ben Walker, Bonhams Director for Motorcycles, said: “This years sale was outstanding – an electric atmosphere, and delighted sellers and bidders. With a 93% sale achievement and 115 lots sold, it was certainly our best ‘Banbury Run’ motorcycle sale to date.

“With many exceptional models for sale – some of which haven’t been available for public sale in decades – we had bids coming in from all over the globe.”





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