Vincent Black Lightning Record Auction

Vincent Black Lightning Record Auction
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Vincent Black Lightning Record Auction

Vincent Black Lightning Record Auction

Vincent Black Lightning Record Auction

Vincent Black Lightning Record Auction

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Vincent Black Lightning Record Auction
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An extremely rare Vincent Black Lighning has now been auctioned at the Bonhams auction house.

Vincent Black Lightning Record Auction
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Only 33 copies of this model were made. Only 19 are known today.

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This model has only had four previous owners and is in its original condition.

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Previous owners included Tony McAlpine, who drove it a few races in the 1950s, and Jack Ehret, …

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… who set a new national speed record with the Vincent in Australia in 1953 with 141.509 mph (around 228 km / h).

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The 1951 Vincent Black Lightning fetched $ 929,000. This makes it the most expensive motorcycle of all time.

Vincent Black Lightning from 1951

Record motorcycle brings in $ 929,000

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The Bonhams auction in Las Vegas has now reached the highest sales price ever paid for a motorcycle. The 1951 Vincent Black Lightning fetched $ 929,000.

A VIncent Black Lightning has always been a popular motorcycle. 1951 as well as now a good seven decades later. Just how popular the British two-cylinder is was shown by an action in Las Vegas, where the Bonhams auction house was selling a very special Black Lightning.

Motorcycle with a record history


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In 1953 this Vincent set a new Australian speed record.

The Lightning with frame number RC9205 and engine number F10AB / 1C / 7305 was offered under lot number 131. This bike has only four previous owners and an exciting history. From its 998 cubic centimeter V2 the Vincent presses 70 hp, which made it the superior superbike of its time. A total of only 33 copies were made. Today 19 of them are still known. The machine offered in Las Vegas was in unrestored original condition.

The previous owners included Tony McAlpine, who drove it a few races in the 1950s, and Jack Ehret, who set a new national speed record with the Vincent in Australia in 1953 with 141.509 mph (around 228 km / h). After Ehret’s death, the Vincent went to an Australian collector who sold it to a collector in France.

Nothing was known about the new buyer, who paid nearly a million dollars for the Vincent.

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