Single owner Black Knight

Although the next H&H Classics auction at the National Motorcycle Museum isn’t until the end of July, one of the lots for the day – this Vincent Black Knight – will be on display at the museum from now until then.

The 1955 model, having had only one owner from new, has the original bill of sale, the original Vincent guarantee, the buff logbook and the factory workshop manual!

And, with 58,000 miles on the clock, has a pre-auction estimate of between £40,000 and £45,000, a price which stands directly between the two Vincents sold by H&H Classics at the summer sale last year, one being a 1955 Black Knight Series D with sidecar that sold for £51,750, and a 1947 HRD Rapide Series B that sold for £40,250.


Originally bought from Turner Brothers in London for £381 and 18 shillings, Rex Bigg from Muswell Hill kept the Black Knight until he sadly passed away in 2017.

During his lifetime he’d used it for his honeymoon and regular trips to Ireland and the Lake District, restoring it himself in the early 1980s.

More details on the Vincent, and the rest of the auction lots, can be found online at


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